Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Travels with Chuck
From the Daily News:
In shorts, sweatshirt, shades and a helmet, Sen. Chuck Schumer travels incognito most Saturdays — pedaling around the boroughs in a cherished reconnaissance ritual that gives him an up-close, unfiltered view of the city.
As he biked through Brooklyn with a Daily News reporter last week, Schumer answered his flip phone without slowing his roll.
Schumer, 63, started biking 13 years ago when his knee gave out and he had to quit playing basketball. The rides, with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé playing on his iPod, give the pol who’s never at a loss for words some self-enforced quiet time, a chance to clear his mind and an opportunity to learn more about the city he represents.
Chuck made the following observations:
“Five years ago, you’d see no Hasidim south of Flushing Ave.,” Schumer said, pointing to Orthodox Jews prepping for the Succot holiday at Flatbush and Bedford Aves. “They’ve spread south because they have so many kids.”
Hasidim have been north and south of Flushing Ave for quite some time. Much longer than 5 years. And then this:
He takes note of out-of-state license plates.
“A whole lot of Iowa, New Mexicos, that means young people from out of town coming to that neighborhood,” he said, pointing out plates in Williamsburg.
Schumer’s advice to New Yorkers who are shopping for property: “Buy a house in Ridgewood. When I ride there, I still don’t see many non-New York license plates. It’s about to go way up.”
There are a ton of out of state plates in Ridgewood and surrounding communities. Perhaps he's confused about which neighborhood he's biking through.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:33 AM
Labels: bicycles, Brooklyn, Chuck Schumer, hasidim, Ridgewood
They're all insurance jumping. Why doesn't Chuck hold a Sunday press conference about that?
Is Chuck really that dumb? Out of state insurance plates equals insurance fraud and lost revenue for NY. I too have noticed a number of New Mexico plates around different parts of Queens. I thought authorities were cracking down on this.
I agree with the insurance point.
"The rides, with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé playing on his iPod,..."
Good going Chucky. Keep listening to those tunes blocking out car and truck horns of warning, interfering with the amount of attention one must pay to safe cycling in a busy city.
Also, those out of state plates are an indication of vehicles not being legally registered in NY.
Schmucky Chucky, what a maroon.
Don't give Chuck ideas for next Sunday's press conference - make him work at it.
At least he does not confine himself to empty photo ops and hauling much needed cash out of our communities to buy favor with the Washington leadership like Honest Joe Crowley.
Gothamist also posted about Schumer. Of course their article was about Schumer's nonsupport of a Prospect Park bike lane, and poking fun at his flip phone.
I wonder how many loaded concealed automatic handguns, sprays an tazers are carried in Chuck's cycling group detail. This as law abiding citizens in NYC are limited to rocks and sticks by these America hating anti Constitution swine like Schumer
Sheesh! Wotta schmuck!
I called CHUCKY's phone many times in two weeks, to ask that flights and persons enroute to the U.S. (JFK/EWR), from EBOLA nations in W.Africa be stopped and visas canceled, but his office never answered ????
do they work at his office ???? or are they no show ,as many union workers survive in Obamas government.
send no troops ,until the serum is developed and approved......
Crappy, do you know how to disable autoplay on your embedded videos? I usually surf the web with soft music playing. When these vids start playing on their own, the volume is very loud and startling. I have to scroll down to find and stop the vid, and then find the spot where I was reading - kinda annoying. Daily News and WPIX vids seem to be the worst offenders. Is it a browser setting? I'm running the latest Firefox. Thanks!
It's actually in the embedded code. I hope I fixed this one.
Thank you! :)
Anon No. 10:
Whaddya know? The Caller I.D. works!!!
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