Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A hole in Brooklyn & a scandal at City Hall

Go, Jim Dwyer, go!

For the best part of two years, Dr. Budd Heyman and others politely hectored people in city government about the hole in the ground down the block from his house in Brooklyn. It was, he argued, a construction project that did not meet the law, an apartment building being wedged into a neighborhood of single-family homes.

A Hole in Brooklyn, and Scandal at City Hall

A physician at Bellevue, Dr. Heyman is smart and had his facts straight. That did not help much. Every level of Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration blew him off. But he was right. They were wrong.

This is not the saga of a hole in the ground, but of holes in how this city makes sure that buildings are safely constructed — and in how public officials treat citizens who seek honest answers.

The original post on this subject may be found here.

Photo from NY Times


Anonymous said...

This is entirely a result of Bloomberg's specific policy to screw the taxpayer.

Do report this to the FBI. If anyone needs jail, it is the person who made this happen.

By the way, in the moronic invitation to house a million illegal aliens, how will we know that when the millionth illegal arrives?

Or, is the goal to house the entire third world?

Anonymous said...

Gee, how can something like this happen? Don't we have lots and lots of preservation organizations in NY, many with old line names, that a busily writing grants, giving wine and cheese events, handing out awards, looking smug and self satisfied before the cameras - as the city crumbles around them?

What in the hell are they doing?

Anonymous said...

I can answer that - they are spending time sending out appeals letters to everyone to raise money to save buildings ...

in their neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

This is entirely a result of Bloomberg's specific policy to screw the taxpayer.

Please, I will be patient. One person cannot screw seven million. He gets away with this because the city council, the city media, and the city preservation groups let him.

Pure and simple.