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Every city and state elected official should know what's happening in the DOB because that's the only city agency that is a corruption breeding ground. If you cannot control it, you have to get rid of it.
We need more of these guys - weren't 50 of them recently arrested?
We need house-to-house inspections for illegal conversions and curb cuts! And soon we'll have homeless shelters in Fresh Meadows for all the people thrown out onto the streets!
It's all lose-lose in NYC - esp. Queens!
Now... were these the same inspectors arrested in Brooklyn recently??
Queens is a dumb complacent borough...devoid of any significant culture, art and architecture. So why do we need building inspectors. Usually the few we have turn out to be crooks anyway. Queens is NYC's stepchild. We start out our lives in this burrow by being f----d at birth.
Thank you for doing the job that Paul Vallone should be doing in my neighborhood.
the point is the pols do not want people talking to each other, only they can do that.
Once mentioned to Jimmy Van Bramer that we discovered he is doing a poor job for the arts since we talked to colleagues in other boroughs who got a lot more funding for doing the same things that Queens groups do.
The little p*ck went apeshit.
One word: overtime.
Speaking of our Councilman: He has done virtually nothing with respect to the "illegal" and "unsafe" aborted development on 223rd Street in Bayside.
His staff did not have the time or interest to come to the site when asked to do so by a neighbor of the project. Take pictures and send them to us we were told.
Forget about it -- and forget about ever getting our vote Mr. Vallone. Your staff needs some fine tuning in my estimation.
In the future -- we will not interact with your office as a result of your staffs' lack of interest.
An open comment directed to the Broadway Flushing Homeowners' Association: Have you fallen asleep? Are there too many "polite" people running your show? Instead of exhausting your "treasury" flailing at everything that threatens your fine quality of life, the only answer is to pursue securing municipal historic district status for our deserving National Register neighborhood. The time for politeness has long passed. The DOB doesn't give a damn about our neighborhood. Your city councilman doesn't either. The only guarantee that Broadway Flushing will survive without becoming a Mc Mansion enclave is to move quickly toward this goal. If Paul Vallone will not support us, make some noise and force his hand. Agitate, demonstrate, publicize his unwillingness to cooperate if necessary. Senator Avella is ready to move. Is Councilman Vallone constipated, or too hooked up with developers to take a stand? Pardon my crudity. Has anyone in the BFHA organization moved to demand a meeting with our councilman regarding landmark status? I think that Senator Avalla is waiting to hear from us. Hello! I've not been as active in the association as I've been in the past because , frankly, I am disappointed in the wheel spinning that I've been seeing lately. Sorry, but our bronze plaques do not offer the same protection as an LPC bronze tablet. In about 4 1/2 years there will be no Broadway Flushing left. Tear downs are mounting and Rickert Finlay will no longer protect us. Of course , I expect some severe criticism of my comments here. Bring it on! I regret having to use a blog site as a wake up call, , but only a loud bell can be heard far out in the fields.
How about some lane markers? Northern Blvd is a single lane and people drive on it as if- curb cuts? Walking down most bayside street there aren't any curbs to talk about - most of them deteriorated. Whose policing the city agencies and their subcontractors who trim one tree and state that they've trimmed dozens.
Lane markers? How about Asian drivers using their turn signals. You no have speakee Engrish to use them. What's their excuse?
Try working with BFHA, disgruntled member, instead of ranting. This is a volunteer organization that has done its job well over the years.
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