Thursday, June 15, 2017

Crapper cost is astronomical

From Crains:

A 400-square-foot public bathroom in City Councilman David Greenfield's Brooklyn district has cost $2 million to renovate, and after more than 7½ years of work is still not completed, the lawmaker told a Crain's real estate conference today. Greenfield used the project to make the case that more private-sector engagement is needed to rein in the cost of building municipal infrastructure.

"We have to be frank," said Greenfield, who heads the city's land-use committee. "Government sucks at development."

Many high-profile municipal projects are either missing benchmarks or simply costing taxpayers too much. The Second Avenue subway extension cost about $800 million per mile, yet a similar project in London cost around $125 million per mile. And the East Side Access project, which could have alleviated some of the current Penn Station woes, is now 10 years behind schedule and nearly $4 billion over budget. But as Greenfield made clear, even small development projects suffer under the weight of bureaucracy.


Anonymous said...

The only reason for the high costs is that the City requires the use of union workers. Give the job to private firms, and the cost will drop down dramatically.

Gary W said...

The Gov't will do a much better job with our healthcare.

(sarc) said...

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Wilson Reagan

Anonymous said...

Look at the Vietnam Memorial that will be built in Elmhurst Park our Boro Pres.Katz's says it was going to cost $500,000 now it's up to $2.85 million and if it costs more we have the money.
Look at the bathroom in Elmhurst Park, it costs $2.2 million and all we got was 3 stalls for the women and 1 stall and two urinals for the men. Also the bathroom didn't open till one year after the park officially opened. There is plenty of space for more stalls, if someone has a problem or the stall is out of order there's going to be a shitload of trouble.
As it is now when the Park's workers leave for the day the bathroom's are locked and this park is crowded until it gets dark so lots of people are going into the bushes.It's a mess.

Anonymous said...

And the nyc Queens boro hall pres.and comrades did a Stalinist purge on the formerQ.library pres. Galante &board for $250,000,.00 spending ?,over 2or more yrs ?see Q.Crap.when he sued for severance ,they did not want a judicial decision and paid him ,which went 90% for his legal fess defending himself.

Sound familiar ????

Anonymous said...

There's a Whole lot of crappin' going on in my fart,
Bigger then the Missing Sea Pee River dumping in the Ocean,
Stonger than the dung holes of the hoffing ham in motion,
Whole lot of pissing it clean when we part