Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloomberg has hired the Parkside Group

For months, we have been criticizing Mayor Bloomberg for not stepping in to save St. Saviour's. Well, now we know why he hasn't. He sent his former CAU Commissioner, Patrick Brennan, to the Parkside Group (which represents the St. Saviour's developers) so that he may work on his presidential campaign. It all came out yesterday in NY Magazine:

[Patrick] Brennan now works at the Parkside Group, a political consulting firm on Nassau Street. For most of the past year, he’s traveled the country researching ballot requirements in each state. In mid-December, Brennan met for three hours in an Austin hotel with a partner in a major ballot-access firm, a company with broad experience in gathering thousands of petition signatures in a hurry.

...Lawyers and accountants have been lined up to fight the inevitable legal challenges to the 1.9 million valid signatures needed nationwide; the signature drive is expected to cost between $11 million and $20 million. Brennan met a second time with a representative from the petition firm in mid-January, this time in his New York office. “We’re ready,” the ballot-access operative says. “All we need is to hear a two-letter word: Go.”

...Patrick Brennan is on his way to Florida, pouring more of the foundation for a presidential run. Assembling a campaign structure, even stealthily, is relatively easy compared with what may lie ahead. The cost to Bloomberg could be far higher than a billion dollars if he ends up playing the spoiler or, worse, appears to be running for president out of sheer vanity.


So it's no wonder that Mr. Bloomberg is allowing St. Saviour's to be sacrificed. He's in with Parkside. The church will be knocked down and then the application for the denser zoning change will be resubmitted, and Bloomberg will order city planning to push it through. Bloomberg also apparently has one of OUR deputy mayors working on HIS campaign on OUR time. How incredibly selfish, disgusting, scandalous and sad this entire thing is.

Photo from City Hall News

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

That lousy, mealy mouthed, whining,
mother f-----g, scum s-----g ,
little sawed off stump of an SOB "mayor" !

Go quickly.....leave New York!
Run for president and get your ass kicked !

Parkside has become NYC's "back room" !

Alan said...

Can a mayor be impeached?

Anonymous said...

So here we have a CAU commissioner telling a community he is supposed to serve to go away. Then he gets stowed away at the Parkside Group to work stealthily on Bloomberg's campaign. He left last May, so if he has been working on this "for the better part of a year" someone better call the ethics committee.

Anonymous said...

Calling DOI...

Anonymous said...

Wow, now this post really is laughable. You assert that this church building in Maspeth is part of Bloomberg's mystery plan to become President of the United States. Ha! Did you consider that maybe city officials thought it would be unwise to spend tens of millions of dollars to develop a park in a mainly industrial area while the city is facing multi-billion dollar budget deficits in the next few years? You need better "proof" than the use of a consulting firm if you want to convince people that Bloomberg had some devious motives with respect to this property.

Anonymous said...

Crapper - your refusal to post comments that rebut or disagree with your viewpoints evidences your lack of integrity and credibility. Why don't you have the courage to post all comments rather than picking and choosing so that you do not look bad?

Queens Crapper said...

Dear Parkside,

I have posted every comment on this thread.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha Evan's doing overtime on the blogs!

Julie said...

"Did you consider that maybe city officials thought it would be unwise to spend tens of millions of dollars to develop a park in a mainly industrial area while the city is facing multi-billion dollar budget deficits in the next few years?"

Yet we have billions to implement congestion pricing, money to burn giving tax breaks to developers and sports teams, money to destroy the natural habitat at Highland Park and money to hire additional personnel on the city payroll during a hiring freeze? Yes, I think we have the money to buy St. Saviour's. How about spending taxpayer money on what the taxpayers want for a change?

Anonymous said...

Look, the Parkside lackeys are sitting at their computers refreshing Queens Crap every few seconds to see what is being said about their candidates, their clients and themselves. They can't wait a few minutes for you to moderate their comments, Crappy.

Anonymous said...

RIGHT ON, JULIE! They have no problem coming up with money for stupid shit, but God forbid they should try to preserve some neighborhood character and history in Queens!

Anonymous said...

Darth (Evan) Vader......
the Parkside of "The Force" IS CERTAINLY
working overtime!

Don't forget to wear your computer glasses Evan.....
trolling Queens Crap all day
can give you a case of eye strain.

Better also stock up on some Immodium!

Anonymous said...

Allan.....
I'd rather see him embalmed!

Anonymous said...

Maybe there's something to that circulating rumor
that Evan's wife is his really his "beard"......
and that Mayor Mike and he are sweethearts
(politically speaking that is ) !

It certainly is a sweetheart deal....
Parkside & Bloomberg.....what a partnership!

Anonymous said...

Now it's even more clear that Nazli's "noose letter" was written to help out an old commish colleague.

The whole "playing the race card" game is a classic Parkside move.

Anonymous said...

"You need better "proof" than the use of a consulting firm if you want to convince people that Bloomberg had some devious motives with respect to this property."

Yes I'm sure it was just a coincidence. All things in politics are.

Anonymous said...

By the way, check out the comments on the NY Mag and NY Observer pieces. You think these are real Bloomberg fans or Parkside interns writing these comments?

Bloomberg sucks said...

Forget DOI, call in the FBI to investigate the Bloomberg administration.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that whenever anyone posts something that disagrees with you, you just assume it is coming from the person or group you are attacking?

Queens Crapper said...

Because it usually is.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the rot has taken years to spread this far.

It takes Crappy an instant to turn on the lights.

They will pay. They will pay.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Public Advocate. How about a letter to her, and publishing her rejection letter too!!

Anonymous said...

Patrick Brennan's been doing this for a year, eh? He only left CAU on May 29th!

ken said...

as I get older I'm coming to hate guys with full heads of hair. :(

(politics aside)

Anonymous said...

Brillaint, Julia, Brilliant.

They must think the people that go to a UCCA bake sale represent the entire borough.

Like those morons they quoted at the beeps state of the borough.

georgetheatheist said...

The winning ticket: Bloomberg and Trump. (Potential Cabinet appointees: Larry Silverstein & Thomas Huang)

Taxpayer said...

Let the bloated ego midget spend his money and run.

Getting 2% or 3% of the vote will humble this turtle-faced shit-for-brains moron.

Then he could head to the Caribbean with all his gay lovers.

Anonymous said...

methinks I'll begin calling taxpayer "taXXXpayer," as 3/4 of his comments are sexual in nature and oftimes shocking at that!

Overall though he's a good soul, solicitous for the Borough's well being. So may God bless him.

sunnyside of Life said...

Bravo Taxpayer. You kicked that turtle-face egomaniac right in his lisp.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

This is for you....Your legacy will be congestion pricing. You will be hated by New Yorkers in the long run for it, that's a fact.

Run for President, I promise to campaign against you. You are not for the working class.

Anonymous said...

That Bloomberg gofer boy Patrick Brennan should be investigated by the feds.

Anonymous said...

Evan is still Senator Toby's mamma's boy.....
tied to her apron strings.....
even though he feigned striking out on his own
by going over to DARKSIDE !

I've personally witnessed him and her in action!

She's a domineering bitch.....
and he's a masochistic obedient "dutiful" son of one!

Anonymous said...

Are your ears burning Evan ?

I don't envy your staff
handing you printouts of all
that's said about you on this website!

Now, now, now......chill out.....
don't throw your keyboard across the room.

You'll only have to replace it!