MDC shares a photo of New York City, sixteen years ago.
The day before !
Take a moment of silence, we will never forget !
Insulated like a cement world, part coffin, part museum environment, one could get that Platonic short sighted vision of the world in a Manhattan apartment.
NYC rents have gone up consistently without stop. The economy has been stuck in neutral forty years without average incomes of citizen Joe’s and Jane’s rising along with rents. It has become a hopeless homeless reality.
Landlords like Trump have no interest unless the government steps in to protect the tenants from usurious rentals. In New York City maybe seventy percent of the city residents would have to move if there were no rent laws in effect. Landlords continually cheat on the laws take protected affordable apartments and convert them into fast turn over spaces or hold spaces empty due to tax codes that favor this practice.
A forty five year squeeze on the middle class, the gift that keeps giving the small one percent’s infinite power, and the trusting average American citizen that cannot fathom how to get out of the nightmare American cartoon dream that is our current reality. The children have no where to go and no hope of owning or renting affordable spaces, ending up living with parents who also struggle to get by.
Even gas has finally got the message and the game of glut and squeeze is ending. But not rents. Especially apartment rentals. Apartments in big cities are less available to the glee of the landlord corporation, inc., the soulless entity with only one directive, the bottom line, the soulless bottom.
Unless you are a degreed millennial working in a major corporation, you cannot afford to live in NYC. Living off of inheritances, social safety networks, rent stabilization, and the like are what constitutes the majority of people still living on Manhattan Island.
Until rents begin to reflect the real incomes of the average citizens, until they tumble to a realistic amount like the price of a barrel of oil today, before a catastrophic event forces rents down it behooves the City to get housing availability and affordability as priority number one. The direction now is a high rise full of deserted apartments with people who have seized the wealth and invested in a view of heaven.
MDC says, Ya’all FUCKED !!!
The Battery Park City Authority is taking PEPs off their beat.
MDC issues a congratulations to Adam , who initiated the ineptness and harassment the community was undergoing on a daily basis. The BPCA is another story that needs the same ending.
The Authority’s board voted Tuesday to hire a private security firm to replace what would appear to be most of the city’s Parks Enforcement Patrol’s green-uniformed officers, contracted through the city’s Parks Department, to patrol the neighborhood’s 38 acres of parks. Forty-five PEPs of various ranks are currently assigned to Battery Park City, according to a Parks Department spokeswoman.
The Parks Department and the authority are in “discussions” over the number of PEPs who will remain, the spokeswoman said.
The newly hired company, Allied Barton Security Services, is a nationwide firm with 120 offices and more than 60,000 employees, according to its website. Allied Barton’s security officers, in bright yellow and blue uniforms, will begin patrolling the parks on bike and foot in mid-November, said Caress Kennedy, a vice president of the firm.
The board voted to spend $2.1 million annually on the new services, which is $400,000 less than the authority now pays the city’s Parks Department for its officers, according to a person with knowledge of the PEP contract. But Benjamin Jones, an authority vice president, said the agency will get more for its money and the total paid for both private security and the remaining PEPs will be no more than the authority was paying for the full staff of PEP officers.
“We’re looking at a contract now under the $2.1 million that would still give us services that could be up to 30 percent more in terms of boots on the ground and visibility to the public,” Jones said, noting that the coverage will “go beyond just the green spaces in Battery Park City.”
Bryant Park is the only other city park that is largely staffed by private security. Unlike Battery Park City’s parks, it closes at night.
An authority spokeswoman did not respond when asked in an email why the agency is making the change. In the past, residents have complained about an absence of PEP officers on patrol as well as officers who congregate and seem inattentive. But Anthony Notaro, chair of Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee, said his view of their performance lately is a good one, though he has “more questions than answers” about the wisdom of the move.
“The relationship has been up and down but I would say on balance it’s been positive,” said Notaro, who was not aware of the decision until contacted by the Trib.
MDC adds, Mr. Notaro is full of shit and a complete unaware jerk . He makes blanket generalizations when he is completely out of touch. Anthony, you are one tired old hag.
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MDC highlighted the new Google Zipper Taxi Cab back in April of 2012. It appears NYC, has its hands full with the presence of Uber & Lyft at the moment.
MDC says and bets accordingly , the Google Zipper will not appear in NYC .
The mayor’s office said that there would be 5000 driverless cabs on New York City streets by 2014.
NYC’s new fleet of 9,000 taxis will be dubbed the “Zipper” and each car in the Google squadron will be called a “Zippie”.
The good news? All Zippies will be electric-bio-fuel hybrids filled with sweet amenities that leave regular NYC Taxi cabs in the dust. Google will not only equip each Zippie with an ATM machine, but vending machines built into the front-seat-back-seat divider will dispense everything from mouthwash to mascara to condoms and even hot food like a NY slice. According to Google, the vending machine offers will change from day to night and season to season to accommodate different needs and tastes. And if you’ve ever been one to step into a regular NYC taxi cab only to be met with a funky smell, or disturbing unmentionables left on the seat, you’ll finally be able to sit in hygienic peace. The new Zippies will be self-sanitizing, turning up a 12 horsepower vacuum to suck up all that unsightliness as soon as passengers exits the car.
So how does it work? The Zipper model is similar to that of the yellow cab, and you can either hail a Zippie — which will be recognized by Google’s above-head-mounted super sensors as a signal to stop — use the Zippie Android app on your smartphone, or hit one of the over 50,000 giant red “+1″ buttons that will be placed around the city. Once you are in the vehicle you can either speak your destination into the Zippie’s “G-phone”, or G-chat your destination to the Zippie via your smart phone, from there the car will take you where you need to go. Foreign tourists don’t need to worry about mastering English; the G-phone currently recognizes over 80 different languages.
At the start of the program, only a limited number of Zippies will go to Brooklyn and Queens.
MDC highlighted the future of autonomous cars in a past article, informing you about what to look out for in the future.
MDC says, Lower Manhattan will be swirling with confetti as thousands attend a parade celebrating the win by U.S. women’s soccer team at the Women’s World Cup.
MDC is perplexed over the celebration since none of the 23 players are from New York.
Team members will be on a float that will travel along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway where the nation’s largest city has honored its legends. The U.S. squad defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Canada to win its first World Cup since 1999.
The southern end of Broadway is the traditional spot for New York City ticker-tape parades. Most of the route is lined with tall office buildings on both sides, allowing workers to toss bits of paper onto the celebrants below.
City officials have not expressed how large they expect the crowd to be, though tens if not hundreds of thousands of people likely will line Broadway for the 11 a.m. parade. It will feature floats and marching bands, and will be hosted by broadcaster Robin Roberts and former soccer star Heather Mitts. At its conclusion, the team will be honored by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in front of a crowd of 3,500 people at City Hall Plaza.