Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crowley & Vallone still angry at Amtrak


From the Queens Chronicle:

Local, state and now federal officials have joined the fight to save the once-green area along the Amtrak tracks in Woodside.

Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx), along with Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) toured the Boulevard Gardens area along 56th Place between 28th and 30th Avenues this past Friday to see the extent to which Amtrak had cleaned up after cutting down trees without notice this May.

The government owned company cut a lot of the trees surrounding the tracks using part of the $30 million from a federal stimulus package and continues to cut across the Northeast to clear “Amtrak’s right of way,— as described by Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole.

“It doesn’t excuse using stimulus money to destroy, and now they are using some taxpayers’ money to fix what they destroyed,” Vallone said.

Amtrak said its intent is not to save money in the future by preventing track damage from falling trees but to keep customers safe.

The chopping occurred without any environmental review or survey by Amtrak.


From the Times Ledger:

Crowley emphasized that the safety elements of the project were important, but said the project was done recklessly.

“They didn’t communicate with our office and that’s unacceptable,” Crowley said.

Resident Lorie Bacchieri, 54, said she thought more trees were taken down than needed.

“We understand along the tracks, but the tracks are up there,” she said, referring to the fact that many trees down below the top of the hill where the track runs had been removed. “They’re not going to fall up along the tracks.”


I love that hat and those shorts...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crowley looks like just the southern gentleman he is, in that hat. How do they get away with crap like representing a part of NYC and live hundreds of miles away. Just doesnt make any sense.

Anonymous said...

This was strictly a "photo op".
These losers don't care about the trees or the people.
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW

Anonymous said...

ya know, I'm sorry the trees are gone, but ENOUGH ABOUT THE TREES! All the bitching and complaining in the world isn't going to put the same trees back, so all their anger and energy would be much better spent somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

This was strictly a "photo op".
These losers don't care about the trees or the people.

How do they get away with crap like representing a part of NYC and live hundreds of miles away.

Crowley is an opportunist and is always behind an issue never in front of an issue and in this case 6-8 weeks late - the trees are cut and saying Amtrack did not notify him is just lame as Rep J. Crowley effectiveness representing us - lame and make him a lame duck!

Anonymous said...

Why would Crowley care about what happens in Queens? He doesn't live in NYC. Make sure you vote this loser out when you get the chance. Let's elect someone who is local and a resident.

Anonymous said...

that is the wrong style of hat for that oversized fat head. the brim should be much wider.

Kevin Walsh said...

You should never appear in an official capacity in shorts. I never appear in shorts, period.

www.forgotten-ny.com

georgetheatheist said...

That's right Kevin. Propaganda Minister Goebbels nixed any photos of Der F├╝hrer wearing lederhosen. 'strue.

Crowley looks like a salesman for Abbott & Costello's Susquehanna Hat Company: "Slo-o-o-wly I turned, step by step."

Queens Crapper said...

I think that was the Stooges, George.

Susquehanna Hat was all about Bagel Street...

georgetheatheist said...

I stand corrected.

Susquehanna? Isn't that the river up near NIAGARA FALLS?

Oooohhhh....

georgetheatheist said...

Crowley with his too small hat and Valone with his idiotic shorts. Who said vaudeville is dead?

Anonymous said...

Hey Crowley. Is that a Susquehanna hat you're wearing?

Anonymous said...

Laugh all you want, but Astoria keeps voting them in.

Across the river from Manhattan, but on the dark side of the moon.

Anonymous said...

What is Crowley up to with that nice hat, is he now looking to cater to a new group of voters from the garment district?

Or is he just getting in a quick photo-op while he is up in his district for the day and to get on record about something, anything.

No matter, the garment district voters are too savvy knowing Crowley is political dealer not knowledge based and nor a wise Pol and not effective at all for people for whom he represents. That's why Crowley is on his way out the door shortly.