Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Katz shills for Amazon and BQX

From Metro:

Since Amazon announced that its HQ2 was coming to Queens, New Yorkers have wondered how the fraught NYC subway system and other infrastructure throughout the city will be able to handle the influx of workers. Now, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has an idea.

Katz on Monday called for Amazon to pay for the construction of the Queens-Brooklyn Connector (QBX), also called the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX).

The BQX is expected to stretch 16 miles, from Sunset Park, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio detailed back in 2016.

“A substantial and meaningful investment by Amazon that helps ensure the feasibility of QBX would be a fair investment into its new home, and a welcome opportunity for a good corporate neighbor to directly benefit the existing, impacted communities of Western Queens,” she continued.

The connector should also include a free transfer to MTA subways and buses and reduced ‘Fair Fares’ for lower-income New Yorkers, according to Katz. But since subways can still easily become overcrowded when Amazon HQ2 moves into Queens, she added that the Long Island City and Hunterspoint Avenue LIRR stations should become “full-time stations with enhanced service.”

Katz previously said that Queens is “primed” for Amazon and overall supports the deal, but is now acknowledging the neighborhood’s infrastructure needs.


Let's hope this ass becomes DA so we don't have to deal with her land use stupidity anymore.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

not surprising given her mentor is a convicted felon

Anonymous said...

If Katz gets the DA spot I see a perfect opening for Dizzy Lizzy. Cousin Joe could make it happen. Be careful what you wish for.

JQ LLC said...

Oh Melinda! So provincial and brilliant to put the Q first. Such a devoted leader of our borough. Although she does point out the blatantly inequitable features like the inability to transfer, she's still a moron who refuses to see how impossible the hipshit trolley will be built. Especially since Bezos is a stingy fuck who cares only about his own bombastic commute with his Lex Luthor inspired helipad that his stepchild governor Andy Amazon gifted him and de Faustio approved. (By the way, isn't it deliciously ironic about the mayor given that he arrogantly used NYPD choppers to commute and landed on a baseball field in Harlem during a game and ordered his pilot to "inconspicously" land on Prospect Park last year)

https://www.metro.us/news/local-news/new-york/brooklyn-queens-street-car-penner

Anonymous said...

Shes been very happy lately now that Amazon was victorious in settling in Long Island City. i also think its the penis pounding from Curtis Sliwa that she receives on a nightly basis.

Anonymous said...

Lancman is coveting the DA nomination, and he's busy getting endorsements from local community leaders.

Anonymous said...

This woman is certifiable.

Anonymous said...

If the connector had a free transfer it would at least be useful, although still way too expensive to build. Without a transfer, why would most people ever even use it?

Anonymous said...

The person who stated cousin Liz run for BP as a possibility I wouldnt bet against you. JVB, Crowley and who knows who else running for this spot . OMG I got a headache .

Anonymous said...

Ah, Melinda Katz. Never met a tax hike she ddn't like.

Anonymous said...

Always said there was something wrong with her and her illogical thinking. She has a problem .

Anonymous said...

>The person who stated cousin Liz run for BP as a possibility I wouldnt bet against you. JVB, Crowley and who knows who else running for this spot .

Costa Constantinides will likely run, too.

Anonymous said...

Talk they may make public transportation free for work, however you will need a government issued EZ pass like tag and you will be tracked to your workplace & home stops.
To offset the cost of this a $10,000 bi-annual upfront surcharge would apply for all private automobiles registered within the 5 boroughs.
So called for "added public safety" and prevent premature deaths from pollution and traffic accidents
They have this in Europe and Estonia including anyone who has a "green card" can ride buses, trains, and ferries whenever and wherever — without charge.

No not a joke:
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/air-pollution-germany-free-public-transportation/

Julie B. said...

Anon #4, re getting nailed by Sliwa, I thought the same thing

Anonymous said...

Greg Lasak is the only qualified candidate for DA.

Anonymous said...

How can someone who still says her children with former partner/lover Curtis Sliwa were conceived by in vitro fertilization run for DA? Someone who publicly lies about something, even if personal, should not be in charge of prosecutions.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Greg Lasak. An honorable, experienced man, who has sat on the bench and knows the system.