Thursday, January 10, 2008

Spitzer kisses up to Kennedys

“The Triborough Bridge connects Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, connecting some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the state to some of the poorest,” Spitzer said.

What wealthy neighborhood does the Triboro feed into?

“Robert F. Kennedy, our great former senator, was a man whose life was dedicated to building a figurative bridge so that the poorest among us could one day cross into economic security and prosperity.”

Spitzer hopes this latest attempt [to rename the bridge after RFK] will be more successful and will represent “the ripples of hope his service generated.”


Oh, brother... pass me a barf bag!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"What wealthy neighborhood does the Triboro feed into?"

It feeds into Harlem in Manhattan, which in the last ten years has become one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in NYC. Have you got 5 million for a Harlem Brownstone?
Have you got 1-3 million for one of the many new condos in the area.
I think not, poor little crapper.

Anonymous said...

“Robert F. Kennedy, our great former senator, was a man whose life was dedicated to building a figurative bridge so that the poorest among us could one day cross into economic security and prosperity.”

Which great accomplishment did RFK produce as Senator of NY? A pit stop in NY as a stepping stone to a higher office....

Gov. Spitzer should focus on fixing crumbling infrastructure of the bridge and surrounding roadways instead. Maybe eliminate the tolls for the bridge that have been long paid for. Maybe Gov. Spitzer concentrate in learning how to govern in Albany and whip Sheldon Sliver a few times, 1 year of scandals and the worst gridlock ever producing 0 results of improvement.

Queens Crapper said...

Actually, the Triboro feeds into a neighborhood of projects and tenements, not brownstones. Very familiar with the area, as I used to work there.

Fred said...

"Have you got $5 million for a Harlem brownstone or $1-3 million for a condo in the area?"

Hey folks, we found a sucker who overpaid for his!

Check this out: Brownstones Direct

Sorry you bought at the wrong time...

Anonymous said...

I am sure RFK would have loved the gentrification of Harlem...

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of clubhouse politics triumphing over the real world.

In a one party state, places like Volgagrad becomes Stalingrad, and St Petersburg becomes Leningrad.

And Interboro becomes Jackie Robinson, East River Drive becomes FDR Drive, Idlewild becomes Kennedy and Triboro becomes, well, Kennedy too.

Well, even Russia is now ahead of us here. They dropped the party baggage and went back to the truth.

Shame the clubhouse feels not the slightest degree of shame.

Taxpayer said...

“Robert F. Kennedy, our great former senator, was a man whose life was dedicated to building a figurative bridge so that the poorest among us could one day cross into economic security and prosperity.”

This hero to Gov Shitter was the one who bugged Martin Luther King during King's Civil Rights work.

Gov Shitter apparently believes that the wiretaps were actually a form of "Bridges to the poorest among us", look what he's doing with Troopergate!

The Shitter probably also admires how RFK and JFK and the Kennedys since, run roughshod over anyone or any proposal that interferes with their grasping.

These great environmentalists opposed a windmill farm off of Cape Cod because it would spoil their view of the ocean. Oh, the sensitive souls these Kennedys are!

Anonymous said...

"Harlem On My Mind"
was the title of a groundbreaking exhibit
hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in the late 60s.
(You may even be able to locate the book
that commemorated it at Strand) .

Today....
Harlem is on every real estate developer's mind....
because it's urban "renewal" and Black removal time once again !

Columbia U. has already begun the process
on the southern end.

With Washington Heights
already being gentrified to the north......
the soul of Harlem
will be squeezed right out of the middle.....
in a classic military pincer move.

You just watch!

Anonymous said...

Enough of this.
I also hear that there is a proposal to rename Hudson River Park after George Pataki!

Anonymous said...

I think bridges were built to the poor neighborhoods so that Spitzer and his developer buddies could steamroll all over them.

Anonymous said...

Do you have something against Jackie Robinson?

By connecting Manhattan to the Bronx, I can see how he can generally say that it connects some of the wealthiest neighborhoods to some of the poorest. I still agree that renaming the bridge after RFK is silly.