Friday, August 1, 2008

Time to boycott the Daily News


Apparently, the Daily News didn't think that telling readers to pave over their Queens lawns was bad enough advice the first time. The same column was reprinted again today, and as Forest Hills 72 explains, it's now illegal, as the Daily News full well knows because it reported that fact back in April.

Above is what a lawn in Queens looks like paved over and with a reporter's car parked on it. Don't believe me? Click the photo.

The Daily News sucks and you shouldn't buy it.

18 comments:

italian girl said...

"The Daily News sucks and you shouldn't buy it."

I totally agree. I stopped my subscription after that Scratch-N-Match fiasco when I thought I won 100K. Switched to Newsday.

italian girl said...

Unfortunately the Yard Text Amendment applies only to new construction. I think the city should enforce it on every property. People should be forced to rip out all that cement and plant grass and bushes like they should've planted in the first place. The sewers can't handle all that extra water.

Anonymous said...

Shameful for the Daily News to continue to advocate for this type of irresponsible activity.

Of course, everyone will wonder why the neighborhood floods again. I told that to a woman I saw on 71st Street in MV throwing garbage down the sewer last night. She didn't speak much English, but obviously thought the sewers double as garbage cans.

Queens Crapper said...

You are not allowed to pave over your lawn now no matter how old or new the house is.

italian girl said...

I was referring to the front yards paved over before the Amendment passed recently. And yes, that amendment applies to all homes old or new. I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

Iam happy to hear I intend to spread the word. Cypress Hills is full of culprits. What is the fine for doing /or refusing to remedy the situation?

Taxpayer said...

Anyone still wonder why the Daily News is incapable of any honest or complete reporting of local or citywide matters?

They are not PART of the problem. They ARE the problem.

georgetheatheist said...

That's a home-made "press" id. The vehicle does not have a license plate - let alone an NYP license plate. Just who lives here?

BTW, remember the good old days of the Daily News when Reuben Maury was the editorial writer? Grrr! Woof-woof! Growl!

Anonymous said...

What agency is supposed to enforse the new law? Do we call 311? Have two new paveovers here in Rego Park.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, meant enforce. Laws are worthless without enforcement.

Anonymous said...

DOB

Anonymous said...

Only idiots read the Daily News. That was a fact long before you called for a botcott.

Rob said...

Hear hear.

JB said...

Notice that his house and the building on the left do not have curb cuts. This will eventually lead to the curb crumbling, making it look even worse. Also, what happens when I park in front of their illegal "driveway," will some moron traffic cop give me a ticket/tow instead of the jerk that lives there? Painting your curb yellow is not official and doesn't make it a "no parking zone."

Anonymous said...

"the daily news sucks and you shouldn't buy it."

the moderator of this blog has zero semblance of a social life.

if you intend to boycott the daily news, then cease posting their stories.

and posting a photograph of a reporter's home and vehicle is infantile, intrusive and most importantly, compromises his/her safety.

Queens Crapper said...

Linking to a story online doesn't cost the reader anything and doesn't make a profit for the News.

Where is this house? Did I post the address? No. Is there a license plate on the car? No. So I don't know how it's intrusive and/or compromises the reporter's safety. But if you are going to park your car illegally and violate the zoning code, be prepared to get unwanted attention.

What's selfish and compromising of safety is paving over lawns and advocating doing so. It leads to flooding, which can be dangerous.

As for my social life, it's quite active, thanks. Went out for drinks withs some friends Friday night, spent the day in the park with my love Saturday, and spent the afternoon with my family Sunday. Today I'll be having lunch with some neighbors of mine.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
"the moderator of this blog has zero semblance of a social life."

Ouch!

"As for my social life, it's quite active, thanks. Went out for drinks withs some friends Friday night, spent the day in the park with my love Saturday, and spent the afternoon with my family Sunday. Today I'll be having lunch with some neighbors of mine."


You tell 'em Crappy.

Anonymous said...

STREET TREES!!! Let's take advantage of the 1,000,000 trees available and request a tree in front of every house that has an illegal "parking pad." It's against the law to damage street trees.