Category Archives: NYC Agencies

Like a Cheap Guitar

photo: learnplayguitar.org

The San Men were played like cheap guitars.

Bloomberg and Goldsmith are very smart — no one denies that. They surely were smart enough to know that staff reductions and the October edict demoting 100 Sanitation supervisors would provoke a DSNY job action —formal or not — at the winter’s first big snow storm.

As predictable as worker backlash was, so was the anger that many New Yorkers are feeling today.

Is there anyone out there naïve enough to believe the Bloomberg crew didn’t expect both of these responses?

Who, then, do we hold responsible for how the blizzard was handled?

The instruments, or the musicians?

And what’s the tune?

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Not NIMBY says CB1 to Terror Trials Proposal

Manhattan Community Board 1, which comprises Wall Street, Battery Park City, and the City Hall area, drew positive media coverage for its reaction to the Federal proposal to try accused terrorists in lower Manhattan — a proposal initially supported by Mayor Bloomberg and other leaders.

What do you think about holding these trials in NYC? Tell us in comments.

Community Boards in the News

Julie Menin, chairwoman of Manhattan CB 1, on the U.S. dropping its plan to try accused 9/11 terrorists in lower Manhattan. Board 1 had vociferously opposed holding the trials in their area.

Brooklyn CB 3 reacts to controversial new Bed-Stuy shelter for alcohol and drug abusers. Continue reading