Ready for 2013 commented on Video briefing: Not the alcoholism, but the buzzClassic!
Posted on May 15th, 2013 12:39pm
Ready for 2013 commented on Speed-enforcement cameras: An idea whose time in New York has yet to come, somehowBecause there are plenty of circumstances where you can end up doing over 10mph. Its just the arbitrary nature of cameras, I know I got a flash from a red light when the light was yellow. I think real calming street design would be much more effectifve. That and police actually enforcing the VTL. Since they can't give points with the camera fines, so someone with the means to pay can continue to drive as fast as they like.
Posted on March 30th, 2013 7:06pm
Ready for 2013 commented on Quinn shows her math on an economy-sensitive 'paid sick' compromiseHow many members who support this "deal" also supported extending term limits? Funny how this roller coaster of Quinn events this week mimics what the NYT article stated. How freely is the grease flowing?
Posted on March 29th, 2013 3:34pm
Ready for 2013 commented on On national TV, Quinn cops to being pushy, but not punitiveHow much did the soundproofing cost? Taxpayer funded?
Posted on March 27th, 2013 1:18pm
Ready for 2013 commented on Speed-enforcement cameras: An idea whose time in New York has yet to come, somehowI am a driver/biker/pedestrian/subway rider. I find my viewpoints change depending on which mode I'm currently in.. I do often think how crazy it is that you can literally blow past a cop at 60 MPH and will not even get the lightsflashed at you. I drive a lot on LI and they will get you any chance they can. I chalk it up to what this article says, too much for them to do. But I also think since they have NYPD Traffic to bring in $500k a day in fines, there is little need for the police to stop people. Shows me that money, more so then safety is behind most traffic stops. While I am against speed cameras, I also fear running over a child. I think traffic calming measures(which I see more of by the NYCDOT) is the best route to go. Any section of street with high pedestrian flow should have extreme calming measure implemented.
Posted on March 27th, 2013 1:09pm
Ready for 2013 commented on How the Democratic candidates would fix roads and bridges in New York CityLet's not forget effectively using his current position to spur $1bln for infrastructure after Sandy: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/12/6869681/bloomberg-throws-cold-water-clinton-endorsed-infrastructure-investm For somebody who is so "arrogant", he sure can be pretty modest about his substantial accomplishments.
Posted on March 22nd, 2013 12:53pm
Ready for 2013 commented on Domestic drones and face-recognition technology are 'scary' and inevitable, Bloomberg says"Preventing crime"--Just like in Minority Report?
Posted on March 22nd, 2013 12:48pm
Ready for 2013 commented on The councilmembers who believe fast buses can be a hot political issueIts crazy a City this larger has such an ad-hoc network of buses. Remember, the MTA only folded in the last private bus lines in the 00's. We need a system like NJT, with three types of bus service. Let's hope some change comes of this.
Posted on March 22nd, 2013 11:15am
Ready for 2013 commented on How the Democratic candidates would fix roads and bridges in New York CityOn John Liu's non qualifying answer: I think its important to look at what he has already done. His Capital Acceleration Plan speed up over a $1bln(he wanted 2) in infrastructure spending and puts 1000s of jobs online. Dana, you covered it here: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/05/5876134/john-liu-unveils-job-creation-strategy-based-faster-public-spending
Posted on March 22nd, 2013 11:10am
Ready for 2013 commented on Bill Thompson bids for support from city power brokers, vaguelyFunny the man who was in charge of the City's Finances for 8 years, does not know how to access the bugdet numbers? Anyone with a internet connection can do so. But that makes sense. Same reason he couldn't have known the hundreds of millions he let get paid out to SAIC, which one of his opponents got back for the taxpayers of New York City. Must be pretty sweet to have a cushy, Wall St. job, soley due to his former position. Gettting paid a $100k's a year to showup at fancy luncheons and dinners must really take a toll. Education? He a big reason the schools are the way they are. He was the President of the Board of Ed. "As Board of Education President, he worked for a more centralized management of the public school system that eventually led to mayoral control." His record speaks for itself. Did you mean Go AWAY Thompson go AWAY?
Posted on January 18th, 2013 10:33am