Friday, June 12, 2009

Bloomberg unveils plan to destroy entire city

Bloomberg has designated a good portion of Queens as "distressed" in order to use Federal Stimulus funds to provide developers of megaprojects with "triple tax exempt financing" PLUS exemption from sales tax for building materials, a waiver on the mortgage recording tax and reduction or elimination of land and building taxes. Think that's insane? Well, here are the details!

Flushing resident and urban planner Paul Graziano wrote to me:

"Tweeding at the highest level. I've NEVER seen anything like this, and you can quote me on that. This is a clever way for Bloomberg and his minions to use the Federal Stimulus money - money meant for really distressed areas (and we certainly have those in NYC) - and give more tax-exemptions to undeserving developers and developments, just as New York State and City were reining them in."

And if you think the plan for Queens is bad, take a look at the maps of Brooklyn and the Bronx!

Queens Civic Congress is concerned and Lost City is really pissed.

31 comments:

Pissed Off said...

Dump Terdberg NOW!!! Why wait until November? Oops! Now I get it. The 3rd term seeking council members need to be funded by these very same developers that will benefit from this plan. The people will only be able to observe the tweeding from a distance, especially in light of the tweeded media and their spin to make this look legit.

M. Bloomberg said...

Paul,
Call me. I would like to personally show you how my plan is beneficial...to you!
Mike
PS In the meantime, stop giving away my dirty little secrets.

Anonymous said...

It might amount to a fart in a windstorm but someone should notify President Obama's office .

Let's see if he's legit or a phony president like our past few were.

If he's honest about providing REAL CHANGE (and not pocket change) he might be very interested in knowing how Bloomberg is redefining the needy as RICH DEVELOPERS!

Federal stimulus money should not be used to support the wealthy!

Chances are that it's a done deal and the Obama administration doesn't really give a crap (with bigger fish to fry) or is already in on this boondoggle.

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO INFORM THEM ANYWAY.

If he should f--k us...then we can at least say we've tried and it gives us the right to gripe after trying.

If we sit back and do nothing, we lose our rights to complain and criticize.

Taxpayer said...

This Commissar is now more and more like North Korean Kim Jung Il, who is in a frenzy to destroy, destroy, destroy before he leaves the stage.

Until we destroy his hopes on November 3, let's let our council representatives know how we will destroy their career if any of the Commissar's plan advances an inch.

November 3. Destroy his hopes!

Anonymous said...

On the Queens map: Astoria, Elmhurst, Flushing are already overdeveloped - how can these areas be 'distressed'? Obviously the mayor does not care about the outer boros. No more 3rd term!

italian girl said...

OMG
What is this piece of sh#@ doing to this city???

Anonymous said...

how can these areas be 'distressed'?
???????????????????????????????????

The same way Wallets Point is blighted/not blighted! Bloomturd double speak!!!

Maybe there should be a new campaign...Impeach Bloomberg NOW!!!! There is no alternative. Once deals are inked, it'll be too late to stop this from happening during the next 6 months.

Anonymous said...

This is the first that I am hearing of this. Another Queens Crap exclusive? You would think that this would certain grab media attention. Have I missed something? I did a Google search and only found the EDC page linked to this post. Scary, huh? Thanks again Crapster. You rule (and would do a better job than Bumtard)!

Dorothy said...

Somewhere under the radar
dreams will die
There's a town that I heard of
That big money just can buy!!!

Anonymous said...

He is pulling a fast one on us--raising our taxes and slashing taxes on developers. The state needs the revenuess for sales taxes. Otherwise we will pay more. How dare he!

He is TRYING to pull a fast one on the Feds. All governors and mayors are doing this, but he has it down to a science.

We're distressed alright--distressed that this bastard wil be in for another term! Maybe a fourth!!

Blow the whistle on this scammer! C the Fs!

Anonymous said...

The whole freaken state is a distressed area under these political machines!

Anonymous said...

I love Crap-py!
I love Crap-py!
I love Crap-py!
I love Crap-py!

Curious said...

Let me see if I understand this correctly. When it comes to Willets Point, the EDC are media whores. However, a plan like this and they are tighter than a clam? Something is stinkin' like the Flushing River at low tide!

Anonymous said...

We need to dump his ass. He cannot serve another term. If he is re-elected, New York City, especially the outer boroughs will be unrecognizable. Please don't give this man your vote. Every day that he is in office, he is destroying our city. It's all about the money. He has it and feels he can buy whatever he wants. Shameful! The Feds need to be notified and a thorough investigation needs to be conducted. Where's our Attorney General? Didn't Mr. Cuomo grow up in Queens? It's also time to audit the books of all these developers to see where all their money is coming from and what politicians they are paying.

Anonymous said...

However, a plan like this and they (the EDC) are tighter than a clam?
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They have to make this plan palatable to the sheeple. They are probably preparing the spin as you are reading this reply.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg = AshkeNAZI

FJF said...

distressed = bureaucratic bullshit speak for minority majority. At least that's the way it looks on the bronx map.

Anonymous said...

Yup, those are minority immigrant areas (or Archie Bunker) areas designated for 'special' treatment.

Is this the Final Solution for the grit of Old New York?

Anonymous said...

People from Brooklyn should be immensely outraged. We (Queens residents) have it good compared to them.

FLUSHANG!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is Bloomberg REALLY taking a huge page out of the Robert Moses book. If that's the case then we need to send him packing just like Downtown Manhattan and Soho did to MOSES 50 years ago century ago. He had his money too. But the people weren't standing for it anymore. WHY SHOULD WE.

Every dog has his day. Let's hope next election cycle Hizoner is shown the DOOR.

Anonymous said...

while trying to act like Fiorello Laguardia at the same time. F U Mike.

Anonymous said...

what a joke its time to vote him out or move out of n.y

Joe said...

Obama's not going to find that kind of money unless he
1 - Prints it.
2 - Gives the Chinese and Arabs the right to E Domain a couple US cities or countys for collateral.

And 2 if Obama is stupid enough to give "Hitler" money it will be gone or blown on "studies" and "experts"
What ever is left over will likley be gone and out of the country before the 1st brick is laid.

Eather way the citys finished it already looks like a scenes in Bladerunner.
That F_ing 7 train is the Berut express on a week of 105 degree weather.

-Joe

-Joe said...

Is this the Final Solution for the grit of Old New York?
--------------------------
Yes besides gassing them, the Mayor has tried everything else.

I wonder if Bloomberg is going to form some kind of armed Browncoat police to do the massive evictions necessary.
Where will they put all those displaced people ?
Perhaps in all those spare basement rooms people have on record ?
Don’t laugh that may be next!!!

Anonymous said...

Obamas is going to bulldoze ENTIRE CITYS !!

www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/5516536/US-cities-may-have-to-be-bulldozed-in-order-to-survive.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
By Tom Leonard in Flint, Michigan
Published: 6:30PM BST 12 Jun 2009

The US government is looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts.

Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the population and local services.

The radical experiment is the brainchild of Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, which includes Flint.

Having outlined his strategy to Barack Obama during the election campaign, Mr Kildee has now been approached by the US government and a group of charities who want him to apply what he has learnt to the rest of the country.

Mr Kildee said he will concentrate on 50 cities, identified in a recent study by the Brookings Institution, an influential Washington think-tank, as potentially needing to shrink substantially to cope with their declining fortunes.

Most are cities in the "rust belt" of America's Mid-West and North East including parts of New York City.
They include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Memphis.

"The real question is not whether these cities fall apart– but whether we let it happen in a destructive or controlled sustainable way," said Mr Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."

Karina Pallagst, director of the Global Perspective programme at the University of California, Berkeley, said there was "both a cultural and political taboo" about admitting decline in America.

"Places like Flint have hit rock bottom. They're at the point where it's better to start knocking them before they become hell.

Flint, sixty miles north of Detroit, was the original home of General Motors. The car giant once employed 79,000 local people but that figure has shrunk to around 8,000.

Unemployment is now approaching 20 per cent and the total population has almost halved to 110,000.

Anonymous said...

Great, then the infrastructure will be overtaxed, we'll be having summer blackouts everywhere and Eric Gioia can have lots of photo ops criticizing Con Edison.

Queens Crapper said...

Interesting, the part of the article that says "including parts of New York City" seems to have been edited in by the commenter.

Anonymous said...

How nicely the areas overlap with maps of areas suffering historic levels of foreclosure primarily due to predatory lending. Not surprising but much more blatant than I ever expected. Those poor people - first they were fleeced into buying homes they could ill afford, and for those who survived predatory lending, they will be forced out by not only the mayor but the entire city government and their developer friends.

Mr. Angry said...

I live in an area on this map.

1)The economy here is fine.
2)Businesses are holding their own
3)Rents are down slightly, Home values are down a bit, but all and all everything is great. No real crime to speak of, no major blight.

Someone explain to me why the fuck we need stimulus money here? Because we don't. The developers want it, Bloomberg wants it, but we the people sure as fuck don't.

There should be a federal investigation into this.

Anonymous said...

to have been edited in by the commenter.

Including parts of NYC was as appeared in Drudge Report. Drudge is alway 100%
Its the online paper that was edited. The original was almost 3 pages.

This F_cker Billionare clearly has power and interests across the pond.

Anonymous said...

Building on Your Head Party salutes this excellent far-thinking initiative to increase the number of building collapses in New York City.

Fie on the naysayers who point to skeletons of unsold buildings that are only half-completed or waiver in the face of pusillanimous homeowners driven to the curb.

Ignore those who point to crater-sized holes on highways that eat entire trucks or look nervously at the rusting bridges hanging by a thread.

Building on Your Head for New York's future!