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The Last Days of Bill de Blasio's Tenure as Mayor

I'm starting this thread with this Yashar tweet because he's absolutely right. Not a single politician in this country is more reviled on all sides of the spectrum and so unanimously as Bill de Blasio. He has failed time and time again and people in New York City are absolutely fed up with him. This past week alone, his staff walked off the job to protest him, his police commissioner and chief of department nearly quit, a senior advisor resigned, thousands have gathered outside in front of Gracie Mansion calling for him to resign for days on end and his administration is crumbling before our very eyes. It's only a matter of time before he's shown the door. The question is when? Thoughts?

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by Anonymousreply 374a day ago

The worst mayor of NYC ever and a total buffoon. He and his ugly wife are thieves. She stole $800 million from NYC and he covered it up.

by Anonymousreply 106/09/2020

His tenant-representative appointees have tipped the scale on the Rent Guidelines Board for having rent stabilized apartments either frozen in 2 instances and/or having the lowest increases in years, against the wishes of landlords. So that's a plus for him. Otherwise, he seems confused and kind of wishy-washy in his views.

by Anonymousreply 206/09/2020

I don't want to go on a spamming spree, but just look at these crowds. People are pissed and rightfully so.

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by Anonymousreply 306/09/2020

[quote]Not a single politician in this country is more reviled on all sides of the spectrum and so unanimously as Bill de Blasio.

OP, let me introduce you to Donald John Trump. You might've heard of him.

by Anonymousreply 406/09/2020

R1: Once again, WRONG! Giuliani Reign of Terror. Stop minimizing it because you don't like his wife. Christ.

by Anonymousreply 506/09/2020

Now is grifter wife is running for Brooklyn borough president. I’m moving back to Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 606/09/2020

Fail Reform

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by Anonymousreply 706/09/2020

R4 Trump's base is still on board with him. What base does de Blasio have exactly? He's pissed off the black community and activists to please the police who hate him no matter what he does. He has no allies. That's why he's so universally reviled.

by Anonymousreply 806/09/2020

Nobody I know likes him

by Anonymousreply 906/09/2020

R4 Also get back to me when you have Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy openly defying Trump the way Jumaanee Williams and Corey Johnson have been openly defying de Blasio these past two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 1006/09/2020

Not a New Yorker... how did it come to this? They re-elected him... I assumed he was middling but not capable of inspiring revolution.

by Anonymousreply 1106/09/2020

R6: Oh honey, we all know you are posting from Staten Island and you ain't going anywhere.

R11: He got his second term is all. The election was in 2017. A 1000 years ago politically. But he's a lame duck, he is term limited out and can't run next November. So all these people screaming about him and the psychotic who's obsessed with this wife just need to wait a year and a half and he's gone.

by Anonymousreply 1206/09/2020

R10 If Bill was black, they'd be singing a different tune. They obviously don't like white people purely on principle. Bill has some faults, but they're literally extremists.

by Anonymousreply 1306/09/2020

Just for some perspective, his own staffers, over 600 of them, signed an open letter saying their boss, de Blasio, is "on the brink of losing all legitimacy in the eyes of New Yorkers." For Christ's sake, if you had that many of Trump's staffers signing their names on a document like that, instead of writing cowardly anonymous op-ed's in New York Times, the calls for his resignation would be blaring all over the airwaves. The only person who doesn't see the writing on the wall here is de Blasio. Hence, why I started this thread. It's only a matter of time now.

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by Anonymousreply 1406/09/2020

He was mostly-ok for most of the time he was here, despite the fact that ran on reforming the NYPD and was immediately shut down by the police union, inspiring their relentless hatred (really, the union sent protestors to follow him around when he ran for president). But then corona hit and he made every bad decision he could.

by Anonymousreply 1506/09/2020

Could you imagine if Trump's own staffers walked out of the White House to protest him? The news media would go insane, as they would be right to.

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by Anonymousreply 1606/09/2020

R11, he was an incumbent and the Republicans had abysmal candidates. I would have voted Republican for the first time in my life, but Big Bird was the best option.

After his fuckery with the cunt Carranza, I WISH I’d voted for Malliotakis.

by Anonymousreply 1706/09/2020

I mean for Christ's sake, de Blasio's own daughter was doxxed by the head of the Sergeant's union and he's not even demanding a criminal investigation. This, after Mullins tweeted out that he was "declaring war on" the mayor in February. You know that if a union member said that about Trump, the FBI would be at their door the next day. De Blasio is allowing them to completely hold our city hostage and has endangered not only peaceful protestors lives, he's endangering his own daughter's life. This is not someone capable of reigning in their abuses. He has to go now.

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by Anonymousreply 1806/09/2020

If he resigns who automatically steps in to the jib? What is the succession in NYC? For instance, if he got sick and died.

by Anonymousreply 1906/09/2020

Jumaane Williams would take over, hence why he's been plastering his face all over the TV cameras the past week.

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by Anonymousreply 2006/09/2020

He is not OK, he is utter shit! Homeless problem has never been so bad...

He claims to be "transparent" but NY1 had to sue to get the info on his meetings etc esp with real estate developers. I forgot what the issue was...lots of shady shit going on...

by Anonymousreply 2106/09/2020

R21 If it wasn't for our corrupt Supreme Court, he'd be rotting away in prison right now.

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by Anonymousreply 2206/09/2020

Hating DeB is a parlor game now, a way for people who secretly like Trump to virtue-signal. I would certainly never vote for him again, should he try to pull a stunt like King Bloomberg did. But he's had good housing initiatives and as R2 said, he's had good results with his reps to the RGB. He was brave to oppose the police power early on, now he seems like he's trying to satisfy everyone and so is satisfying no-one. His staffers are walking out because he's too cop-friendly, others bash him for being too soft-on-protesters. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 2306/09/2020

R20 So he's trying to oust deBlasio now because he doesn't want to run a campaign for mayor fair and square? Sounds like Critical Race Theory to me.

by Anonymousreply 2406/09/2020

Who hates white people/Asians more; Jumaane, Corey or Big Bird?

by Anonymousreply 2506/09/2020

Why are you giving shit stirrer Yashar Ali more print space than he deserves? He’s trying to get people canceled sometimes simply because they criticized his friend. He tried ti suggest that Alison Roman was a racist who dressed up like. a chola when he posted photo of her in Halloween costume as Amy Winehouse. Thus she’s a racist who not only dares to criticize his friend Chrissy Tiegen but she’s also guilty of cultural misappropriation. He deleted then reposted justification for doubling down on why he posted it in first place. That whole Twitter repost and comments are scathing. Go read it it’s hilarious. It was from a couple of days ago. He’s a publicity whore who is given too much applause for being an uneducated shit stirrer.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/09/2020

Is Andrew Yang gonna run? We need him.

by Anonymousreply 2706/09/2020

He is a lame duck with a year and a half to go. He's a doofus but saner than Jumaane. Cory is a flake. A sane Republican could actually win if the city goes bankrupt again. Yang is an interesting possibility.

by Anonymousreply 2806/09/2020

Next week the Rent Guideline Board meets for final vote on rent hikes. Preliminary vote, which had lots of folks taking in account covid-19, and usually similar to final vote, has a rent freeze for 1-year lease and 2-year lease has rent for year 1 and only a 1% increase for 2nd year. If this passes, De Blasio can say his appointees helped get this through and change the subject. He's only got 1 1/2 to go and is term limited. Jumaane can run next year.

by Anonymousreply 2906/09/2020

that is, 2-year lease has rent freeze for the first year and then only 1% for the second year of it. Very small in comparison to what landlords wanted.

by Anonymousreply 3006/09/2020

There is no “question of when,” OP. It’s November. DeBlasio has served two consecutive terms as mayor. He does not have the money to bribe the City Council like Bloomberg did for a third term. Term limits are up for him. He’s leaving in November.

by Anonymousreply 3106/09/2020

R25: None of the above. The correct answer is Barack and Michelle Obama.

by Anonymousreply 3206/09/2020

Yang needs to run and win. Because Jumaane and Williams are like “You think DeBlasio ruined the city? Hold my beer!”

I’ll vote for Catsimitidis before I’ll vote for one of those two clowns.

by Anonymousreply 3306/09/2020

R32, I meant which Dem candidate for Mayor of NYC. But I don’t think you’re wrong.

by Anonymousreply 3406/09/2020

It was such a bad joke when de Blasio ran for the Democratic nominee President. If nothing else he's got very stupid nerve. I wouldn't trust him to clean out my cat litter box. He's an extremely incompetent Far Left Lunatic.

by Anonymousreply 3506/09/2020

He's done better than Trump

by Anonymousreply 3606/09/2020

I'm here for you

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by Anonymousreply 3706/09/2020

Yashar Ali is a shit-stirring Drama Queen. I'd not get too concerned over his predictions.

by Anonymousreply 3806/09/2020

R36 A blind, ancient chimpanzee could do better that Trump. What you said is NOT a compliment. de Blasio and Trump are both shysters of the worst degree.

by Anonymousreply 3906/09/2020

It’s odd to me that after years of basic incompetency, there is a sudden demand for him to resign. Weird. He is no worse than he has always been - and he hasn’t done something so horrific in the past week that would cause this. Honestly, I’m beginning to think that cancel culture is just a political form of ADD caused by internet surfing - people just want to move on to the next thing.

by Anonymousreply 4006/09/2020


People are more pissed off about everything right now. My mayor handled our protests and riots with relatively low incompetence, and the woke are lined up demanding her resignation. There's no new reason to do that (they haven't liked her since before she took office); I think it's mostly an expression of the rage that's taken hold nationwide over the past two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 4106/09/2020

But he’s on his second term? How did that happen?

by Anonymousreply 4206/09/2020

Another news outlet calls for de Blasio to resign.

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by Anonymousreply 4306/10/2020

This is on top of the previous outlets and staffers that have already called for it.

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by Anonymousreply 4406/10/2020

Seriously, this man should be in jail. Resignation is the least he could do at this point.

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by Anonymousreply 4506/10/2020

is he still banning plastic bags?

by Anonymousreply 4606/10/2020

So, it appears that de Blasio will be facing a vote of no confidence next week and that it has the votes to pass. Still confident that he stays on before his term is up?

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by Anonymousreply 4706/11/2020

Corey will be our new Mayor.

by Anonymousreply 4806/11/2020

OMG r47.

They’re cling for Big Bird!


I only really care because he’s trying AGAIN to install his unqualified wife. Get them outta here.

by Anonymousreply 4906/11/2020

Then NYC can move on to the next Mayor they hate.

by Anonymousreply 5006/11/2020

I mean, he can't even get his police force to wear masks in the middle of a pandemic. He has no ability to lead. His continued refusal to resign is endangering the lives of New Yorkers. He needs to go now.

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by Anonymousreply 5106/11/2020

LOL De Blasio angered the black community today with this statement. Most racist thing he's said since his CP Time "joke" at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser.

[Quote] .@NYCMayor says his critics, including former allies like @JumaaneWilliams and @DRichards13, don't "really understand the reality of New York City."

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De Blasio seriously declares himself to be nation’s greatest mayor ever

“This is the strongest mayoralty in the country, in every sense, and the strongest city in the country, in every sense, and we can persevere through all sorts of challenges and we will. So I’m quite confident in what we can do in the next year and a half,” the term-limited mayor boasted at his daily City Hall press briefing.

And he said anyone who doubts that doesn’t have a firm grasp on reality.

“I think anyone who questions the ability of this city government to do what we’re here to do — and my ability as mayor to use all the tools of city government even in a time of crisis — doesn’t really understand the reality of New York City,” de Blasio claimed.

The mayor was responding to a tsunami of criticism from former allies — including two of the city’s most prominent black politicians, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Councilman Donovan Richards — over his handling of protests in the wake of the Minneapolis police-custody killing of George Floyd.

“It’s been a very difficult few weeks, a lot of passions, a lot of deep feeling, a lot of strong views. I don’t take any of it lightly,” de Blasio said of the criticism — before dismissing it.

“Check your privilege, Mr. Mayor,” wrote Richards (D-Queens), who is black, of the white de Blaiso.

He later added: “I was born and raised in Southeast Queens with multiple NYPD encounters. Including being stopped and frisked at 13 years old with guns drawn on me. Name your first NYPD experience @NYCMayor.”

“Is it time to remove this white man from office? #askingforafriend,” Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) tweeted.

Williams, a Brooklyn native who last week accused the mayor of hiding behind his black wife and children, Tweeted: “Oh, please do splain to us kind Mr. Mayor sir. For the record: I am city-wide elected official, after serving on the @NYCCouncilI was educated in the NYC Public School System, Pre-school to MastersAnd, BTW, I was born, raised and spent my entire life here….how about you?” Williams wrote.

De Blasio, a devoted Boston Red Sox fan, was born in Manhattan but raised in Massachusetts. He returned to New York to attend Columbia University.

De Blasio’s latest dismissal of criticism come just days after current and former de Blasio staffers marched from City Hall to Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza — the scene of a bloody confrontation between cops and protestors last week — to upbraid the man many of them still call boss.

That march came days after a largely black crowd of mourners turned their backs on de Blasio as he spoke at a Cadman Plaza memorial for Floyd.

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by Anonymousreply 5406/12/2020

He's really lost his damn mind. I hope the council approves the vote of no confidence. Let him try to spin his way out of that one.

by Anonymousreply 5506/12/2020

He has to be delusional. I totally don’t get how he thought he would run for President - absurd. He’s inept and incompetent. Not Trump toxic - just incompetent.

by Anonymousreply 5606/12/2020

LOL This was the Daily News cover on Friday.

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by Anonymousreply 5706/14/2020

hopefully the resentment towards him won't lead to a repub winning the next election in NYC

are there any candidates who've already announced themselves on the Democratic side?

by Anonymousreply 5806/14/2020

He is term limited so as a lame duck,he can do whatever he wants. The attacks on him will have little effect- As he's also quite stubborn,

by Anonymousreply 5906/14/2020

Wish in one hand, shit in the other.

by Anonymousreply 6006/14/2020

Jumaane barely won the special election for Public Advocate (an office that really does nothing and should be eliminated), and will have his hands full holding onto it. That loon isn't going to run for mayor in 2021, not if he can hold onto pubic advocate office for one or two terms. Too many term limited out democrat city council members are eyeing a mayoral run next year including Johnson. Besides BLM movement or not just don't think NYC is again ready to elect another AA mayor. David Dinkins was the last and some still have neither forgotten nor forgave.

by Anonymousreply 6106/14/2020

LOLOLOL De Blasio might have the Rona!

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by Anonymousreply 6206/15/2020

Bitch won't get tested, just like Trump!

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by Anonymousreply 6306/15/2020

He's been outside the last few days not wearing a mask. Surprise, surprise.

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by Anonymousreply 6406/15/2020

he ran the first time on a good platform and carried through more or less. he's now a windsock, like h. clinton turned into, why she lost(won). . no third term, even from me, even if he wanted it, but we're in better shape than six years ago on those things he could control. yiz shut it.

by Anonymousreply 6506/17/2020

Seems like this was really the black guys fault. Everything appeared to be going fine until he went ballistic when he was about to be handcuffed. Then gets into a scuffle with police, points the taser at them and starts running away. Well, what did he think was going to happen, duh!

by Anonymousreply 6606/17/2020


RGB in vote earlier this evening as expected froze rents. Not every one is happy (especially landlords), but the board forcefully and expressly defended itself against claims they are "puppets" of BdeB.

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by Anonymousreply 6706/17/2020

i'm delighted with the result R67. I was watching.

by Anonymousreply 6806/17/2020

Edwin/OP, most of us don't live in NYC, and no one gives a shit what "Yashar" tweets.

by Anonymousreply 6906/17/2020

[quote]RGB in vote earlier this evening as expected froze rents. Not every one is happy (especially landlords), but the board forcefully and expressly defended itself against claims they are "puppets" of BdeB.

I think this is the only choice they had. BdeB has frozen NYC and doesn't seem like he's moving towards opening it. Many people have lost their jobs and are on unemployment. They city really would have had a riot if they put rent increases on unemployed tenants.

by Anonymousreply 7006/17/2020

It really is a crazy mixed bag.....

People got UI and PUA which in some cases equaled more than $700 per week. Times four that right there is $2800, then there was the stimulus payment.

City has begun to open up, and is set to begin phase II on Monday which will bring nearly lock down to nearly an end with places opening up.

Can see your point, however it just seems like moving a problem from one set of people onto another. Big landlords who own decent or large portfoliios of properties can take years (we're up to three or four now in NYC) of no increases; but smaller owners are being hit hard.

by Anonymousreply 7106/17/2020

They're still not addressing the fact that they never cancelled rent for the millions of people out of work. The politicians were so upset that people rioted earlier in the month. Wait until the landlords start with the mass evictions they have planned. The lootings and burnings a few weeks ago will pale in comparison to what's coming down the pipleline.

Also, de Blasio still needs to resign. He was supposedly "negative" on the coronavirus test, but they said this less than 24 hours after he got tested. What a moron. I don't believe it for a second. No one has seen him publicly since Sunday, plus he has a certain mendacity about him that leaves any claim he makes to be taken with a grain of salt.

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by Anonymousreply 7206/18/2020

R57 it’s amazing when the Daily News and Murdoch shitrag The Post actually agree on something.

by Anonymousreply 7306/18/2020


1. A legally valid lease is a private contract; neither federal, state or local government can cancel except under most extreme circumstances. Even then it would be difficult to side step takings clause of USC which would require whoever did the "taking" make LL whole.

2. AC signed into law yesterday a bill spending $100 million of federal funds for "rent relief".

3. Problem isn't covid-19 related job losses or whatever per se, but simple fact many inhabitants of NYC simply cannot afford to live here. Even in best of times large numbers pay over 30% (sometimes well over) of total monthly household income towards rent. That is not a sustainable option unless some one else or thing is going to pick up the slack.

NYS and NYC cannot have things both ways; tell property owners they are expected to pay their tax (and other) bills when due (next is first week of July for RE rates), then turn around and "cancel" their income by telling tenants they don't have to pay rent.

It can take well over a year to evict tenants in NYS, especially NYC. There are households who hadn't paid rent since before December of last year or January of new. These are the court cases or evictions frozen in March due to covid-19 PAUSE orders. Those cases are now stale, and must be refilled again from start. Already just those cases alone you're looking at five or six months of back rent By time those cases again work their way through system it could be two, three or more months, again often with no rent payments.

Going forward (as of June 20th, but really Monday is when things will get going), Cuomo's new eviction ban is more practical, people will have to go into court and prove their reasons for not paying rent are covid-19 related.

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by Anonymousreply 7406/18/2020

[quote] 2. AC signed into law yesterday a bill spending $100 million of federal funds for "rent relief".

Anderson Cooper?

by Anonymousreply 7506/18/2020

Here's a mystery I bet DLers could solve: given that de Blasio is (a) widely despised across the spectrum and (b) not endowed with a sizeable personal fortune, who funded his run for President this year and why? What did they hope to get out of it? No one was ever going to make him part of their administration.

by Anonymousreply 7606/18/2020


Andrew Cuomo, governor of NYS

by Anonymousreply 7706/18/2020


Races for WH on democrat side have been a free for all for past several election cycles now. Anyone with enough supporters can get in, and depending upon how things go attract further financial support.

Bill de Blasio doesn't have any money, who told you he financed his own WH run? It simply wasn't true.

The guy is mayor of New York City, and thanks to that SCOTUS ruling money can come rolling into campaign coffers from every side.

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by Anonymousreply 7806/18/2020

0% rent raise for next year, so that's a plus. and during his tenure, it's been 1%, 0%, 0%, 1.25%.1.5%. 1.5%. 0%. good work mr mayor.

by Anonymousreply 7906/18/2020

Enjoy it while you can R79.....

In two years BdeB will be gone and a new mayor will appoint new members to RGB as terms expire.

Over 50 year history of RGB it has never held increases very low for long periods of time. In fact by the 1980's and into 1990's they passed some very steep increases.

Then there is fact LL groups are still pressing ahead with legal challenges to 2019 rent regulation laws. One of their beefs is that the RGB increase process is politically motivated and often (as has for past several years) denied increases even when city's own data say they are justified.

by Anonymousreply 8006/18/2020

[quote]In fact by the 1980's and into 1990's they passed some very steep increases.

Not as bad as when Bloomberg was mayor. He was increasing like 4 and 5% every year (for 12 years). So BdeB giving a few years of 0% averages out those awful rich, white guy years.

by Anonymousreply 8106/18/2020

RGB orders during Bloomberg's twelve years as mayor weren't very drastic; mostly holding to between 2%-4% range. Keep in mind board is structured so incoming mayors do not get a clean slate; members have two or three year terms so first term of a new mayor is bound to have some carry over.

Largest increases came in 1970's probably (again) in response to LL's complaining rents were too low. Anyone who lived in city at that time knows how bad things were with block after block of buildings in poor condition both out and in side.

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Remember historically there were all sorts of things added on (fuel surcharges, adjustments if rent was below a certain number...) that are now gone but are baked into any existing rent.

Know of several seniors or elderly living in rent stabilized or controlled Manhattan apartments. They've been there since God made dirt and spit with rents barely approaching $900 or less. Thing is their apartments look it; LL has no incentive to bring them out of dark ages, and tenants won't pay for MCI or other increases. Thus only things required by law get done, mean while place crumbles down around them.

Getting back to BdeB; city council and Corey Johnson in particular have for some time treated mayor as if he is MIA. This week they've passed several bits of legislation with veto proof majorities.

Basically not just BdeB is term limited out, but huge swath of other elected officials as well. Nearly all are angling for whatever other elected job then can get (this November or next year), and or appointed positions in "mayor' Corey Johnson's administration. Thus if they have to push BdeB under a bus to make brownie points, they will.

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by Anonymousreply 8306/18/2020

Thanks for the link R79 but i think you misunderstood the post

[quote] [bold][italic] not [/bold][/italic] endowed with a sizeable personal fortune

by Anonymousreply 8406/18/2020

R84 not me man.

by Anonymousreply 8506/18/2020

BdeB and Yashar are so completely full of shit. Hard to say which one is more insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 8606/18/2020

R74 Well, then the landlords better be ready for more rioting. It's going to come again if they plan to do the mass evictions they have in store.

by Anonymousreply 8706/18/2020

Yeah, I’m sure De Blasio is gonna resign just because Yashar Ali thinks it’s a possibility. Why would you signal-boost this nonsense, OP?

by Anonymousreply 8806/18/2020

Yashar Ali is a sour bitch who is interested in only one thing: Making a name for Yashar Ali as the #1 scold on Twitter.

Most of his tweets are made in bad faith.

His facial expression in OP's photo says it all.

by Anonymousreply 8906/18/2020

Rumors are starting to go around on Twitter that NYPD is either going to strike or have a massive blue flu over the July 4th weekend, so that de Basio and the protestors can find out just what limited police presence is like.

by Anonymousreply 9006/19/2020


Not exactly a rumor, many local NYC news media are reporting flyers appearing all over city urging a NYPD sick-out over July 4th holiday.

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by Anonymousreply 9106/19/2020

For the record NYPD unions have long engaged in this sort of passive-aggressive behavior.

Since by state law they cannot strike in true sense of word, NYPD (and many other city unions) engage in this sort of thing.

In past NYPD has staged (all unofficial of course) sick-outs, by the book slow downs, refusal of overtime, mysterious declines in number of traffic and parking violation tickets issued.... those sort of things.

Nothing that would jeopardize public safety, but just enough to mess with mayor, city council and whoever else is ticking the union off.

by Anonymousreply 9206/19/2020

Yes, but Bill de Blasio has also been very passive-aggressive with the NYPD. When you're the mayor of a large city, one thing you don't do is publicly bad mouth the police.

by Anonymousreply 9306/19/2020

Does anyone remember the times when the police have publicly turned their backs on him? At least once at a televised funeral, once at a hospital when he showed up to see a wounded officer and others I can't remember offhand. That's unheard of, no?

by Anonymousreply 9406/19/2020

R90 The last time it happened, crime went down.

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by Anonymousreply 9506/19/2020

R94, it's as astonishing as when Meghan turned her back to Her Majesty at Royal Ascot! It just isn't done!

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by Anonymousreply 9606/19/2020

If police aren’t taking reports and arresting people, OF COURSE “crime goes down”.

Just like if people aren’t getting tested in Florida, they have low numbers of Covid-positive people there.

by Anonymousreply 9706/19/2020

R95 crime didn't drop. It was still happening just cops weren't making arrests or writing citations. It's like saying there is no Covid problem when you're not doing any tests.

by Anonymousreply 9806/19/2020

No, there isn't any love lost between NYPD and BdeB; to put it bluntly former has hated the guy from first days in office and nothing likely will change before he leaves.

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by Anonymousreply 10006/19/2020

If when things get bad enough, a mayor of NYC can (and has IIRC) via his police commissioner instructed local commanders to go out in field to knock heads if that is what it takes to break any unofficial slow down.

Sooner or later complaints about cars not being ticketed (when they clearly should have been), slow response times (to anything but emergencies), and other things reach a level that forces mayor to act. This and when weekly or monthly numbers come in showing marked decrease in vehicle fines ...

There are pretty accurate models on how much revenue should be generated by things such as cars parked on hydrant, meter, and other violations. When those number dip it isn't because drivers suddenly woke up and started obeying parking/traffic laws. Outside of legal suspension of laws/rules something else is generally going on...

by Anonymousreply 10106/19/2020

LOL Drama in Queens as protestors get inside of councilman Daniel Dromm's apartment building and knock on his door. He calls out to AOC to condemn them, as if he's a male Karen and she's the manager of the DSA. AOC has not responded to Dromm's request for condemnation, but he has been ratioed to death on Twitter and mocked ruthlessly. He's another one with no political future after this.

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I know you bitches will unanimously be on Dromm's side, but this is my favorite response to his tweet.

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by Anonymousreply 10306/19/2020

Since when is harassing people in their homes okay, r103? He's right and the comments aren't insightful they're childish.

by Anonymousreply 10406/19/2020

Oh and in case any of you, such as R104, would like to pretend that MLK JR didn't do the exact same thing.

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by Anonymousreply 10506/19/2020

A governor's mansion is not an apartment in a building. Come on. If nothing else, think of the other people who live there.

by Anonymousreply 10606/19/2020

R106 One of his neighbors let them in. Let that sink in for a minute.

by Anonymousreply 10706/19/2020

Crime is out of control in the city thanks to DeBlasio caving in to all the Defund the Police loonies.

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Who the fuck cares who else did it, r105?

R107, so? Apartments buildings are usually diverse. Get back to me when everyone in the building is on the same page. Or do you think it's the group think that you're used to.

by Anonymousreply 10906/19/2020

R108 That's the Post. Take what they with a grain of salt.

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[quote][R106] One of his neighbors let them in. Let that sink in for a minute.

On behalf of the whole building?

Common sense says it crossed the line. That's how the righteous always lose public opinion. In pursuit of a just goal, they indulge themselves and the majority they need to help get what they want, can't relate.

The best strategy of cool and reasoned. The worst strategy is one that makes you feel good.

by Anonymousreply 11106/19/2020

Get rid of Section 8 and the non working people will stop flocking to the city and rents will go down by reason of economics supply/demand. I am pro worker, not at all interested in helping the perpetual govt funded do nothing person who can work but chooses not to. Enough already.

by Anonymousreply 11206/19/2020

[Quote] That's how the righteous always lose public opinion.

Moral clarity matters more than public opinion. As I said, I knew you bitches would unanimously be on Dromm's side, but I honestly don't give a fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 11306/19/2020

Sweetie, r113, just the fact that you came here to share some really, really dumb Twitter comments says all I need to know about you.

by Anonymousreply 11406/19/2020

R110 you’ve got that right!

That said, all parties agree on their hatred of DeBlasio. And let us not forget the city taxes he gauged on Ubers and taxis. Because anyone with even 2 cents of discretionary income comrade DeBlasio has to swoop in and pillage that as swiftly as humanly possible.

Corrupt piece of shit. We need Andrew Yang to run and badly.

by Anonymousreply 11506/19/2020

So stupid question. Is Yang a New Yorker? I always thought he was from California

by Anonymousreply 11606/19/2020

Yes, Andrew Yang is a New Yorker, more so than Mike Bloomberg and Corey Johnson who both came here from MA.

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by Anonymousreply 11706/19/2020

somebody above actually believes what the Post says. funny.

and R112 is mentally disturbed.

by Anonymousreply 11806/19/2020

But OP do you have to post that horrendously ugly — and fat— Yashir guy’s pic. Gross

by Anonymousreply 11906/19/2020

More of his bullshit. His wife embezzled between $600 million and $1 billion in her mental health initiative. No one is allowed to question it. Now he names her to this bullshit committee. She is an incompetent thief.

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somebody else above actually believes what the Post says. funny.

by Anonymousreply 12106/19/2020

R121 is probably an actual new yorker who still believes what he reads in the A section of the NYTs.

-R120, actual new york native

by Anonymousreply 12206/20/2020

Mr. and Mrs. DeBlas are both truly gross people who don't care about anyone but themselves. Their kids are fucked up, especially their batshit daughter. Parents of the year!

by Anonymousreply 12306/20/2020

Well, Chirlane could stop all the slander any time she wants. She could give New Yorkers some sort of account of where the money went.

by Anonymousreply 12406/20/2020

800 million is a lot of money to lose track of. I mean, what the fuck did she do with it? Is it in an off shore account? Did she pay people and didn't ask for receipts or something? It's incompetence at the very least and she shouldn't be allowed to be responsible for anything until she accounts for what anyone investigating this issue?

by Anonymousreply 12506/20/2020

800 million is a lot of money to lose track of. I mean, what the fuck did she do with it? Is it in an off shore account? Did she pay people and didn't ask for receipts or something? It's incompetence at the very least and she shouldn't be allowed to be responsible for anything until she accounts for what anyone investigating this issue?

by Anonymousreply 12606/20/2020


And the money kept rolling out in all directions. To the poor, to the weak, to the destitute of all complexions

Now cynics claim a little of the cash has gone astray, but that's not the point my friends

When the money keeps rolling out you don't keep books, you can tell you've done well by the happy, grateful looks

Accountants only slow things down, figures get in the way, never been a lady loved as much as Chirlane McCray

by Anonymousreply 12706/20/2020

And to think she has delusions of winning Borough President in Brooklyn next year. LOL

by Anonymousreply 12806/20/2020

So this week the City Council introduced two votes of confidence measures. One from reich wing hack Eric Ulrich and one from Carlos Menchaca from the left. Both of these are going to need to be consolidated before it gets a vote. Corey Johnson wants to wait until after the budget passes to do it. He should pass it much sooner because de Blasio is an impediment of why the budget hasn't been worked out yet.

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We are less than ten days away from the deadline for when a budget needs to be passed by law. De Blasio has given the council members no indication of what's in it or what poison pills he's planning to include. For God sake, they need to force his removal now.

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I'll say it again; there will not be any "mass evictions" regardless of what yourself and others seem to believe.

Between the governor and his chief administrative judge (who controls housing courts in this state), they are going to slow walk things long as possible. At this point landlords aren't their primary concern, public health is however.

Landlords will have their time in court, eventually. No doubt there is considerable anger and angst at being forced into role of social service agents (again), but there is little they can do to force matters. Suppose they could attempt some sort of federal case claiming their rights to due process are being harmed, but that would take ages to settle.

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So the NYPD used the banned chokehold again today. The black victim survived, though he went unconscious, but now the calls for de Blasio's resignation are growing louder than before. I thought for a moment that he'd hang on, like most of you seem to believe, but after this, I'm really confident that he's going to be booted out by the end of the month.

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by Anonymousreply 13206/21/2020

Especially as Corey Johnson is ready to put forth a vote of no confidence. It will pass nearly unanimously.

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by Anonymousreply 13306/21/2020

Another Everybody Hates Bill article, this time for the New York magazine.

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by Anonymousreply 13406/22/2020

I work for NYC govt and people of all races there pretty much can't stand the jerk. He isn't helping himself with his wishy washy ways.

by Anonymousreply 13506/22/2020

R135 Did you join that protest that his other staffers organized?

by Anonymousreply 13606/22/2020

LOL City Hall is occupied. This comes the day after loud, Orthodox Jews blasted their car horns outside of Gracie Mansion to demand the mayor crack down on the fireworks. This is going to be a long summer.

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by Anonymousreply 13706/24/2020

This city is going to burn again by July. The tensions are heated.

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by Anonymousreply 13806/24/2020

He kept his word regarding rent protection in NY. He kept his word.

by Anonymousreply 13906/24/2020

The mayor has appointed his wife commissar over what statues are pure enough to leave standing in NYC

The “Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation”

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by Anonymousreply 14006/24/2020

Yet my fellow New Yorkers couldn't wait to vote him in for a second term with an overwhelming majority.

Dear fellow New Yorkers: You suck.

by Anonymousreply 14106/24/2020

Less than ten percent (10%) of registered NYC voters in last mayoral election did so, thus while BdeB did win with a "majority" that's hardly saying something.

His largest base of support is (or was) outside of Manhattan and or above 96th street; in short minorities and liberal progressive democrats. The same groups that are now turning on Bill de Blasio.....

This is nothing new; New York City (and to extent much of New York state) has terrible levels of voter apathy. It is the reason so many of the same idiots get elected and re-elected time and time again. Well until modern times in the era of AOC......

by Anonymousreply 14206/24/2020

R141 His opponent was Nicole Malliotakis, who is a big loser, and his first opponent was Joe Lhota, who was an even bigger loser. De Blasio got lucky because he had no real opposition.

by Anonymousreply 14306/24/2020

R142, all true, but liberal democrats who ever believed this schmuck was progressive and minorities who thought he'd help them are as stupid as evangelicals who voted for Trump because they think he's a Bible-believin' man of God.

The idiocy of the American voter is infinite and bottomless.

by Anonymousreply 14406/24/2020

BdeB would have been term limited out regardless after last election, so much fire power simply chose not to run rather than unseat an incumbent. This is usually how elections work where office has term limits. The weak collection of candidates on democratic (and GOP side for that matter) seeking to replace DT is another example.

Open seats are another matter as yesterday's primary elections proved......

by Anonymousreply 14506/24/2020

Chiara is starting to look a bit cray cray.

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cray cray

Is this the mug shot photo?

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by Anonymousreply 14706/24/2020

Mayor de Blasio is responsible for permanently closing the Times Square McDonalds. He wants the pimps and prostitutes to return. to 42nd Street.

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Am no fan of BdeB, but you can't lay closing of that McDonald's on his doorstep.

In other local NYC news media McDonald's has opened a brand new ultra modern restaurant just a few blocks away.

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Yes, a new restaurant with hardly any jobs, as there are self-ordering kiosks and only 5 cashiers.

And those features you CAN lay right at the foot of De Blasio and his minimum wage law. Whether you think an employee is worth $15 an hour or not, it's clear that McDonald's has done the math on employee costs and said, "fuck it."

by Anonymousreply 15006/24/2020

[quote]Whether you think an employee is worth $15 an hour or not, it's clear that McDonald's has done the math on employee costs and said, "fuck it."

Nah, McDonald's just rebranded them was servers and is paying them less than minimum wage believing they'll get tips. McDonalds now has "table service."

[quote]the new McDonald’s features 18 self-ordering kiosks — and just five cashiers — as well as upholstered banquettes and table service.

by Anonymousreply 15106/24/2020

BDeB is a really awful Mayor. Go away go away.

by Anonymousreply 15206/24/2020

You all should be checking out the #OccupyCityHall hashtag. It's fucking crazy.

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I blame the batshit leftists who pushed BdeB out of nowhere to usurp Christine Quinn. We were set for the first female lesbian mayor - who, BTW, was extremely competent and effective and progressive - but some fringe leftists loons used horses in Central Park - who are still ducking there - to cut her out and insert this incompetent, useless, lazy ass instead.

A reminder to the extremists that they can cause as much damage on the left as on the right.

by Anonymousreply 15406/24/2020

Bloomberg's handmaiden. Quietly surrendered to the closing of St. Vincent's. Fuck her.

by Anonymousreply 15506/24/2020

Fuck her to Hell. I still want my hospital back.

by Anonymousreply 15606/24/2020

So BdeB saved the hospital? No. So now we just have an incompetent mayor - and a closed hospital. Congratulations - you won.

by Anonymousreply 15706/24/2020

Once St. Vincent's entered bankruptcy for last time, the Rudin family staked out their turf, and made sure the place closed. Hospital campus sat on some very valuable Greenwich/West Village land which is hard to come by. Any proposal to reopen, fund or do anything that would bring St. V's back was beaten down in bankruptcy court. It only remained for the Rudin family to deal with city in terms of rezoning and some other issues. They threw Christine Quinn a few bones (a new public school on Morton Street, land for that HIV/AIDs park across from main campus), but that was it, the hospital was going to be redeveloped, period.

by Anonymousreply 15806/24/2020

MANHATTAN - As the coronavirus continues to spread around the country, New York is preparing for the financial crisis left in its wake.

Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Balsio issued a stark warning if the city doesn't get financial help.

"If we ever got to the point of having to activate that layoff plan for the fall, we're talking 22,000 employees, that's a vast, vast number of people," de Blasio said during a press conference.

To put those 22,000 layoffs or furloughs in perspective, the city only cut 17,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during the recession.

The mayor said he's working with labor unions to try and find an additional $1 billion in savings. But following Wednesday's announcement several union leaders came out to criticize the mayor.

Harry Nespoli who represents a coalition of 110 labor unions reportedly asked the New York Times, "what performance does the mayor expect to get from his workforce now?"


I notice the riots, looting, burning, and everyday general lawlessness had no part in the city's difficulties. Next time the sanitation workers will be the rioters.

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[quote]I notice the riots, looting, burning, and everyday general lawlessness had no part in the city's difficulties.

The stark hypocrisy of it all is astounding.

by Anonymousreply 16006/25/2020

This is what makes that plan of his even more outrageous.

So, for anyone that’s keeping track.

@NYCMayor is willing to lay off:

10s of 1000s of human services and community based workers 22,000 city workers 130 guidance counselors and social workers in South BX/Brownsville

@NYCMayor is NOT willing to lay off:


He needs to resign right now.

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What cut and pasted piece above does not mention, nor do many of you seem to know is that over past seven years BdeB vastly increased size of NYC's labor force.

At last count city's labor force has expanded by almost 37K employees since BdeB came into office. He has created tons of new offices, administrators, etc... with salaries starting around $150k. He's doled out substantial raises to personal staff and favorites along with the unions while getting little in way of productivity gains or savings.

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We will need the cops more than ever, the city is becoming a criminal paradise, especially with the revolving door justice system with no bail for most crimes. The city is fast falling into hell.

Hiring more social workers to go on patrol with the cops is just something his looney wife would think of. Cancel her and her thieving friends. Where is the $900 million she fleeced. Return that money and save thousands of jobs.

by Anonymousreply 16306/25/2020

[quote]especially with the revolving door justice system with no bail for most crimes.

This is why NYC will become a crime haven worse than Chicago and Detroit.

by Anonymousreply 16406/25/2020

R162 - that’s classic BdeB. Instead of investing in substantial long term infrastructure, he feeds the patronage machine. One benefit of a billionaire mayor, he doesn’t have to use the city budget to buy votes.

by Anonymousreply 16506/25/2020

All the shit from the DeBlasio admin will rise to the top and smell to high heavens. God help the next mayor of NYC.

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People want to believe the narrative of big bad federal government won't give money to NYS or NYC; but there are reasons why McConnell and others are saying "Hell No".

Only time this state or city gets their fiscal acts together is when forced by circumstances. That or when fates align and we get a mayor like Bloomberg; otherwise NYC like NYS are like spendthrift housewives.

BdeB and city council were warned for years they couldn't keep spending as if economic good times would last forever. Indeed city was already facing issues in coming fiscal years because of its spendthrift ways and looming issues like pensions.

by Anonymousreply 16706/25/2020

Keep in mind NYC had a Republican mayor for 2 decades. (Before that, Dinkinsxwas a one-time demmayor who followed Ed Jich, who notoriously became a Republican for votes). The fact that a democrat was elected infuriated Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes (don’t RIP), Rudy Giuliani & Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo has always tried to get a large chunk of GoP support while having a D next to his name. There are no term limits for governors in NYS & Andrew wants GOP votes to help him fuel a lifetime governorship. Cuomo’s poll numbers with GOP go up when he battles with DeBlasio.

DeBlasio doesn’t have much personality & that isn’t good in a city that prefers celebrity-like mayors & governors. NYers like loud mouths, like Koch, Giuliani & Bloomberg. Cuomo is also a loudmouth, having learned how to be one from his father. DeBlasio is not a good speaker & didn’t have the savvy or the money to surround himself with a top PR team who could do his talking for him while teaching him the ropes.

So you’ve got a mayor with no allies and no PR team. It’s like Obama — Obama had no power at all, having had only one term in the US senate. He had no allies & couldn’t get anything done. His health care bill turned out to be a love letter to insurance companies. LBJ, on the other hand, had been speaker if the house & knew where all the bodies were buried. He got the civil rights bill passed, noting that “we lost the south for a generation.” (Wrong. It’s been 3 generations now & the dopes think they're going to rise up yet again for the love of supply side Jesus).

So DeBlasio has been fighting a losing war against a rightwing media complex & the usual cabal of rightwing US billionaires who want republicans in charge of NYC. Seeing as he has no power & no PR machine, he was never going to win a PR war against these factors, though the people of NY didn’t care & elected him twice.

by Anonymousreply 16806/25/2020

[quote] Ed Jich

Sorry. The arthritis medication hasn’t kicked in yet

by Anonymousreply 16906/25/2020


What are you talking about?

People of NY didn't elect BdeB; that was NYC for reasons known only to themselves. I didn't vote for the guy in either two of his bids for mayor.

A mayor with "no allies?" How did BdeB get into office twice with < 12% of residents voting *and* carry out his progressive liberal agenda without allies?

Ed Koch was one of the last political machine NYC mayors; he knew what levers to pull and how to do so in order to get elected. More importantly both he and Rudy Giuliani were mayors during the last gasps of industrial, working class, manufacturing, middle class (white) voters of NYC.

Both were able to win as republicans because that party still had a viable presence in a large parts of city. Today they have been reduced to areas like Staten Island, small parts of Bronx and Queens, along with barely holding out in South Brooklyn.

Rudy Giuliani was able to oust David Dinkins by playing him as a feeble minded black man who wasn't up to running NYC. More to the point his blatantly racist campaigns worked. Today that just would never happen as Tuesday's election results have proven. A gay man beat conservative Rubin Diaz, Sr. who in many ways wasn't that far from Rudy G. in terms of politics.

by Anonymousreply 17006/25/2020


What are you talking about?

People of NY didn't elect BdeB; that was NYC for reasons known only to themselves. I didn't vote for the guy in either two of his bids for mayor.

A mayor with "no allies?" How did BdeB get into office twice with < 12% of residents voting *and* carry out his progressive liberal agenda without allies?

Ed Koch was one of the last political machine NYC mayors; he knew what levers to pull and how to do so in order to get elected. More importantly both he and Rudy Giuliani were mayors during the last gasps of industrial, working class, manufacturing, middle class (white) voters of NYC.

Both were able to win as republicans because that party still had a viable presence in a large parts of city. Today they have been reduced to areas like Staten Island, small parts of Bronx and Queens, along with barely holding out in South Brooklyn.

Rudy Giuliani was able to oust David Dinkins by playing him as a feeble minded black man who wasn't up to running NYC. More to the point his blatantly racist campaigns worked. Today that just would never happen as Tuesday's election results have proven. A gay man beat conservative Rubin Diaz, Sr. who in many ways wasn't that far from Rudy G. in terms of politics.

by Anonymousreply 17106/25/2020

DeBlasio needs to go away

by Anonymousreply 17206/25/2020

Fuck Big Bird and his... ugly wife.

by Anonymousreply 17306/25/2020

NYC is one big crime scene. This is happening all under the watch of super liberal Bill DeBlasio whose policies do everything to embolden criminals and cares not one iota about law abiding working people. What a disaster to be a city dweller these days.

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Meanwhile, Mayor Bail-Me-Out is also plotting to taunt President Trump with a giant “Black Lives Matter” painted on the street by Trump Tower. That’s a pretty odd way to seek federal help.

Mr. Mayor why poke the bear when you need Federal Money to bail out all of your wasteful spending of the past 4 years? This will cost more city govt jobs, thanks ass wipe.

by Anonymousreply 17506/26/2020

Two persons shot (one dead) near Madison Square Park. Flatiron district is one of the hottest RE areas of Manhattan (Jeff Bezos bought right across from the park), so things are not getting better.

Shootings out in Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens are one thing, but when they start occurring in prime areas of Manhattan below 125th (or even 96th) street, that is another matter entirely.

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I'm honestly confused because it seems the vast majority of liberal-leaning NYers -- in other words, 90% of the city -- very vocally supported releasing prisoners from jails (for COVID and otherwise) and removing bail for all but the most serious crimes. Which is fine, but releasing criminals will obviously result in more crime. The "prison/bail is racist" argument I always found odd because of course, most people commit crimes within their own race, so more black criminals released will result in more black people getting victimized.

In any case, I figured that anyone pro-release would also be fine with the increase in crime.

I'm not sure that people aren't okay with it, in fact. Nobody I know seems concerned. Of course, I know a lot of people who grew up in the suburbs and probably feel they could always return there if things get icky, so maybe they don't have much skin in the game.

by Anonymousreply 17706/26/2020

The media is hyping up these shootings to try to combat the push to defund the police. It is not Hell City by any stretch of the imagination. And I don't know which audience they are doing this for. The mayor is a big bootlicker and the council isn't going to hold the line on defunding the police. The public's attitude is split. They aren't winning anyone else over to their side that wasn't already there. Either people see through the fear tactics or they don't.

The police really need the one thing none of the politicians are seriously talking about; layoffs, specifically of the "bad" cops. All of this is smoke and mirrors otherwise.

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Oh and in case anyone wanted to know why de Blasio hasn't faced the vote of no confidence yet, one of the council members, Carlos Menchaca, says that Corey Johnson, the council speaker, is preventing them from voting on it. Corey is trying to protect de Blasio so that Jumaanee doesn't become mayor, in the hopes that he can win in the election next year. What a selfish slime bag he is. Corey should look at his friend Christine Quinn to see what happens when you aid in the protection of an unpopular incumbent. He's never going to be mayor now. Not after all of this. His political future is over.

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by Anonymousreply 17906/26/2020

R80 There's also SCRIE if you're over 62 (or a similar rent freeze if disabled). Plus landlords have come up with data they conveniently try to make it look like they are hurting more than they are -- they're mainly get passive income and not having to work for it like their tenants for the most part anyway.

by Anonymousreply 18006/26/2020

The libs who pushed for no bail reform and defund the police are now getting a taste of how things will be. To say they have shit themselves stupid is an honest way to explain it. Nobody will want to spend money in NYC and the millions of people who depend on taxes to pay for housing and medicaid will be out of luck. There is already a 2 year wait to get a govt paid apartment in NYC and most people linger in shelters waiting. This is not going to help.

PS: I have worked for NYC govt for 23 years see the problems everyday getting worse.

by Anonymousreply 18106/26/2020

SCRIE only freezes rent for eligible seniors, and is only offered to rent regulated, Mitchell-Lama or other such housing, it does not cover market rate.

Thus for many seniors if they manage to live until 62 and are paying large portion of monthly income towards rent, that does not change. Unless or until they receive an increase in monthly income (which could get them knocked off SCRIE come time to renew certification ), they are still locked into that pattern.

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by Anonymousreply 18206/26/2020

R181 Total fear mongering. I'm going to take a wild guess as to what agency you worked in.

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deBlasio just changed the rules of alternate side of the street parking. You only have to move your car once a week instead of two. He's the most popular mayor in history for all car owners.

Thank you Corey from keeping that lunatic Jumaane from taking over as Mayor. You might have my vote now.

by Anonymousreply 18406/26/2020

R184 Yes, because in a city where the vast majority of people don't drive, winning over people like you is going to help Corey's political future. Get the fuck out of here.

by Anonymousreply 18506/26/2020

R184, no shit. I’ll vote for Corey (holding my nose and dreading it) before I’d vote for Jumaane. That guy is bad news.

by Anonymousreply 18606/26/2020


Bit early for hitting the bottle isn't it?

Under BdeB hundreds of miles of NYC streets have been taken to provide bike lanes, Citibike stations, and other similar projects. This includes entire east side of Central Park West from about 60th to 96th which is becoming a bike lane.

Removing one day of ASP hardly is going to make up for the above in most drivers minds. In particular since now competition for parking will become more fierce. Since city suspended ASP back in March at least for Manhattan find a spot is often impossible as people don't move their vehicles. This includes a large number of those with out of state plates. When you consider costs of garage parking it makes sense now to simply leave your vehicle parked on street. Even if you get one ticket (for the only day ASP is not suspended) it still is cheaper than paying for weekly garage fee.

Oh and BdeB just blew another hole in city's budget that already is swirling the pan.

Those tickets for ASP form part of fine base generated by parking tickets, which now will be lower.

Also this genius of mayor is basing this action on how clean NYC streets are without ASP street cleaning. Well they would be because at least in Manhattan large parts of areas south of Harlem have been emptied out for nearly four months.

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SCRIE was brought up because it can benefit people who have to reason to fear the Rent Guidelines Board if a Republican mayor is elected when they are older.

by Anonymousreply 18806/26/2020

RGB terms are staggered; thus regardless who wins in November 2021 a new mayor cannot throw entire board out in 2022.

Residents of rent regulated apartments have had same problems for a decade or more; rents are increasing faster than their incomes.

We're not talking about drastic increases either; a mere 2%-4% rise in rent is more than many of these people get in terms of yearly household income increases.

Outside of Manhattan vast majority of rent regulated tenants are minorities; they are the ones (along with their supporters) moaning and wailing about rent freezes, roll backs, etc..... They also are or were key supporters of BdeB, so you can see where that was going.

BdeB via RGB froze or limited rent increases for past seven years; and the same people mentioned above still are not happy, and are paying in many instances more than three-quarters of monthly income towards rent.

Thing to always remember about rent regulated apartments in NY is that rent goes only one way; up. There are no adjustments for decrease in household income. So people who find themselves downsized or otherwise suffer reduction in income either have to find ways to replace, or move.

Far as Manhattan and some other areas of city those who are old to ancient, and moved into their apartments about same time god made dirt and spit benefit most. Otherwise by and large in Manhattan and some other prime areas of city RS rents aren't that much lower than market rate.

Give it another five or so years as more boomers hit 62; you're going to see an increase in issues dealing with older persons and rent regulated apartments that SCRIE doesn't address.

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by Anonymousreply 18906/26/2020

R186 The DL. The barometer of politics in NYC. LOL.

Corey will never be mayor, no matter how many dozens of elder gays vote for him. I don't like Jumanee either, but you and R184 are delusional to think he has any future in politics.

by Anonymousreply 19006/26/2020

I could say the same thing about LA mayor Eric Garcetti.

There are recall petitions out there and if I remember correctly they have about 50,000 signatures but he isn't going anywhere. He'll serve out his term.

by Anonymousreply 19106/26/2020

NYC is a turb hamlet come to life. The crime, dirt and high cost make it an undesireable place to live.

With Grindr the gays don't need to move to city gay ghettos anymore. There is nothing the city has to offer anymore that you cannot find in a nice suburb. The city is a real stink hole.

by Anonymousreply 19206/26/2020

People were saying same things about Jamaal Bowman, and look how that turned out!

For that matter odds were long on R. Torres as well, and again look what happened.

People swore AOC would be history as of last Tuesday, and she won by a huge margin.....

Only fly can see in Jumaane D. Williams running for mayor next year is he is only public advocate filling out remainder of previous holder's term. JW must run again for public advocate again next year when that term would have expired anyway. He cannot run for two offices at once, and challenging an incumbent mayor (whoever that maybe) four years later would be difficult.

My money is on JW running for an office he knows (and or hopes) he can win, and keeping his powder dry for a mayoral run in 2025 or even 2029.

Understanding term limits for NYC elected officials is complicated because of stunt Bloomberg and Quinn pulled. But basically it comes down to people can only serve two consecutive terms. They are then prohibited from running again for same office, but can take a one term break, then run for same office again. In case of special elections (like JW) those years don't count towards term limits. So JW can run in 2021 and 2025 for public advocate.

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A lot of you like to pretend that there is much opposition in the political ranks of NYC, but when you have the most reich wing council member, Joe Borelli, being friends with the most left wing, Jumanee, you know they are all in it together to fuck over the rest of the city. Our city council needs a complete reboot, throwing all of them out and replacing them with new blood.

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by Anonymousreply 19506/27/2020

Another home visit, this time to Corey Johnson's apartment building. Brought to you by the teacher's union.

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by Anonymousreply 19606/27/2020

And now de Blasio's house in Brooklyn too. LOL

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by Anonymousreply 19706/27/2020

They brought "Bitchass" Bill de Blasio with them. LOL

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by Anonymousreply 19806/27/2020

The ways things are going in NYC these really need the police more than ever. Violent crimes are way way up, all over. Bring back stop and frisk, eliminate the no bail for almost all criminals, and finally bring back the undercover cops who really infiltrate the drug dealers and gangs. The poorest of the poor are the ones who suffer more than anyone else when animals rule the streets.

by Anonymousreply 19906/27/2020

Why did de Blasio do away with undercover cops? I didn't understand what went down with that.

by Anonymousreply 20006/27/2020

R200 This may have something to do with it. Undercover cops getting killed by their fellow cops.

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by Anonymousreply 20106/27/2020

R199 Types like a white person.

by Anonymousreply 20206/27/2020

BdeB didn't directly order NYPD to disband plain clothes units, it was an internal decision.

Of course the mayor likely knew of plans to and or was otherwise kept informed.

Only anti-crime plain clothes unit was disbanded. Others such as vice aren't going anywhere.

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R202 must be racist

by Anonymousreply 20506/27/2020

[quote] Only anti-crime plain clothes unit was disbanded.

And the last thing deBlasio wants is policemen who are anti crime.

In the last few weeks 272 New York cops have resigned or retired and that's probably just the start. I don't blame them.

by Anonymousreply 20606/27/2020

You guys keep harping on about BdeB. Suppose it is only natural since he is mayor, but as pointed out numerous times in this thread the guy is also at or has reached lame duck status. He cannot run for re-election next year when current term ends, nor is there any open office for him to aspire to (having tried a WH run and failed badly), nor can he be removed from office.

For months now, about before Bdeb began his WH run in earnest he's been pretty much absent from scene with Corey Johnson and city council calling shots. They have been passing bills with veto proof majorities and daring BdeB not to sign them into law.

Progressive liberal democrat politicians in this city feel quite confident that no matter how bad things go with remainder of BdeB's time in office they have nothing to fear from local GOP. Going by last Tuesday's election results where not one but two AA gay men with extreme left socialist/liberal democrat ideas easily won, they may be correct in that assumption.

by Anonymousreply 20706/27/2020

R205 Must be racist and white because you can't be racist against white people, only prejudiced.

by Anonymousreply 20806/27/2020

He started New York's famous streak That's got us all aglow He's just a man and not a freak, Joltin' Bill deBlasio.

From coast to coast that's all you'll hear Of Bill the one man show He's glorified the Flushing sphere Joltin' Bill deBlasio

He'll live in New York's Hall of Fame He got there blow by blow Our kids will tell their kids his name Joltin' Bill deBlasio.

by Anonymousreply 20906/27/2020

It's call reverse racism (but I'd never use that term which applies to me).

by Anonymousreply 21006/28/2020

In honor of pride month, the NYPD beats up gay protestors. Seems they've learned nothing from Stonewall. Corey Johnson is a fucking disgrace of a gay man for not speaking out against this.

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I guess the shitty council wants the city to burn again.

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by Anonymousreply 21206/28/2020

Bunch of selfish ass wipes marching around during a pandemic. Go home losers and take Mrs. DeBlasio with you.

by Anonymousreply 21306/28/2020

There was a shooting in Madison Square Park the other night, one dead, another injured. Flatiron District isn't some hood in east Brooklyn or Bronx, but rather well off area. If things start getting bad in Manhattan below Harlem, watch how fast not just BdeB but Corey Johnson and entire city council change their tune.

They will throw BLM under a bus if in rumor or fact there is any whiff that Manhattan is truly backsliding to 1980's or 1970's in terms of crime.

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This is a gay website. What is wrong with you people?

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by Anonymousreply 21506/28/2020

If deBlasio leaves office before his term is up, the job goes to the Public Advocate, Jummane Williams, a vocal cop hater which doesn't sit well with most New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 21606/28/2020

BdeB isn't going anywhere, and would rather die than give over mayor's office to J. Williams.

Mr. de Blasio is still mayor of NYC and can fuck with Corey Johnson along with city council four thousand ways from Sunday.

One reasons BdeB won't go is his scheme to make that wife of his next Brooklyn borough president (election in next year).

by Anonymousreply 21706/28/2020

Let's hope DeBlasio and his wife move to Scranton or Camden and start a low income food coop and leave NYC to heal and rebuild.

by Anonymousreply 21806/28/2020

ACT UP speaks up.

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The calls to resign have now spread to Corey Johnson. LOL

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by Anonymousreply 22007/01/2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio @NYCMayor

On the 50th Anniversary of #PrideMarch and the 51st Anniversary of Stonewall, NYC celebrates the Black, trans activists who built the movement and continue to lead today.

by Anonymousreply 22107/01/2020

Wow, Bill, thanks for the history lesson! I had no idea the Mattachine Society was run and staffed by Black, trans activists.

by Anonymousreply 22207/02/2020

De Blasio's staffers are jumping ship.

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[quote]De Blasio's staffers are jumping ship.

Guaran-damn-tee you he has that crazy daughter on the payroll.

by Anonymousreply 22407/02/2020

DeBlasio has created a perfect storm to benefit criminals and we are all paying now. Crime is rampant and the criminals are free to run the streets with guns and knives without any fear from police.

by Anonymousreply 22507/02/2020

how can you cut the budget by 1 fucking billion dollars when crime is rising in the city?

by Anonymousreply 22607/02/2020

R226 Because he didn't, though he should have.

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by Anonymousreply 22707/03/2020

Not to worry, NYC has another 18 months of Dear Wilhelm.

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They're all a bunch of political naifs in training; keenly eyeing next administrative position while waiting to run for public office.

Good riddance and good-bye.

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by Anonymousreply 22907/03/2020

Ungrateful swinehunds! Such disloyalty after BdeB handed them generous wage increases just last year.

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LOL This quote kills me.

[Quote] “Were it not for the fact that it’s hard to guarantee a paycheck right now, I think a lot more people would be headed for the exits,"

Still think he'll make it another 18 months? I don't think so. He barely squeaked out of June. I can't see him staying on past the summer.

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by Anonymousreply 23107/03/2020

. I don't follow the fantasy that deB will leave office. He's a lame duck who can do whatever he wants for the next18 months. Why the hell would he quit! It's a great time to reward your allies and try to screw your enemies,

by Anonymousreply 23207/03/2020

For last time BdeB isn't going anywhere, anyone who thinks so either doesn't live here and or is one sandwich short of a picnic basket.

Why would the mayor leave? Bad performance? What of it? He's term limited and thus doesn't have to face voters next year anyway.

More to the point of BdeB were to leave that J. Williams person becomes mayor; de Blasio will never give him that satisfaction.

Remember even a wounded tiger can kill. Whatever some of you may believe BdeB is still mayor of NYC and wields considerable power by virtue of that office.

by Anonymousreply 23307/03/2020

Shootings soar 205 percent after NYPD disbands anti-crime unit

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DeBlasio and BLM are reasons why I won't give money or vote Dem any longer in NYC. They have destroyed the middle class completely. The city is now an unsafe, violent, dirty, overpriced, dystopia where the do nothing criminals have all the influence. The crime stats have convinced me.

by Anonymousreply 23507/04/2020

R231 your mouth to God's ear, but it isn't going to happen. The only way to get rid of Wilhelm before his term ends is to drag him physically, kicking and screaming, from his office and nobody is going to do that.

And I am in total agreement with r235.

by Anonymousreply 23607/04/2020

Furthermore BdeB as mayor still has power to dole out goodies, which he has done recently even as city's finances are going down the toilet.

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According to figures released by the NYPD, for the first six months of this year, there were 176 murders, an increase of 23 per cent on the 143 killed during the same period last year. T

he number of shooting victims has gone up 51 per cent to 616 this year. In June alone, there were 250 shootings compared to 97 in the same month last year.

Month-on-month, burglaries are up 119 per cent and

car thefts up 48 per cent.

Parts of Manhattan, famously the ‘city that never sleeps’, have begun to resemble a ghost town since 500,000 mostly wealthy and middle-class residents fled when Covid-19 struck in March.

New York state has suffered the highest death toll in America, with more than 24,000 dead, nearly 10,000 more than the second-hardest hit state, New Jersey, and eight times the number killed by terrorists on 9/11.

Streets once teeming with tourists are virtually empty. Shops and restaurants are boarded up to protect against looters. Hotels are closed. According to one resident: ‘New York has become a place where the soup kitchens are full and skyscrapers are empty.’

The Broadway theatre district sits in darkness, unlikely to open before next year. The subway, which once carried 750,000 commuters a day, is mainly deserted. In Times Square, a handful of street vendors offer hand-sanitiser and face masks in place of knock-off designer sunglasses and bags.

Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said: ‘How can we keep doing our job in this environment? Of course, a neutered police force is exactly what the anti-cop crowd wants. If we have no cops because no one wants to be a cop, they will have achieved their ultimate goal.’

by Anonymousreply 23807/04/2020


It is confirmed by Broadway in NYC media this week, nothing will be opening until the new year.

They join virtually entire NYC performing arts scene (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, etc....) in not reopening until sometime in January 2021.

For all you mary's moaning about giving people that $600 extra per week may I remind you plenty of our sisters and brothers in the theater/performing arts are being hurt financially by this extended shut down. Worse many of the side jobs they had also have closed down or reduced hours.

Huge Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen Sondheim and their lot will be fine. They can summer out in the Hamptons or upstate New York and return if or when things open in January.

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[Quote] The only way to get rid of Wilhelm before his term ends is to drag him physically, kicking and screaming, from his office and nobody is going to do that.

Don't be so sure of that. There's a reason de Blasio keeps barricading Gracie Mansion like a fortress, long after Trump stopping barricading the White House.

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LOL Residents keep leaving dead rats outside of Gracie Mansion.

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by Anonymousreply 24107/05/2020

People attacked me a few weeks ago when I stated how dirty NYC has become. NYC is now a filthy, disgusting metropolis and it is only getting worse by the day. Thanks to feckless Mayor Bill and his unqualified wife.

by Anonymousreply 24207/05/2020

41 shootings last night!

by Anonymousreply 24307/05/2020

41 shootings last night!

by Anonymousreply 24407/05/2020

41, and the weekend isn't over yet. What do you think the demographics of the shooters and victims are.

by Anonymousreply 24507/05/2020

Ray Kelly was a good police commish. He worked under Dinkins and Bloomberg. We need a mayor who supports the police and not the fringes of the Democratic party and criminal elements.

I am so disgusted with DeBlasio at this point, I wish he would just disappear.

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Remember when he thought having a black lesbian wife was enough to qualify him to be President? That seems like 10 years ago.

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[quote] having a black lesbian wife

Which the gay community should have very loudly condemned. If she married a man, then she's bi. Otherwise it sounds like she went through conversion therapy, and to whip an old saying, was a lesbian who finally found the right man to turn her straight.

by Anonymousreply 24807/05/2020

NYPD hunts for gunman who shot dead a 20-year-old man and injured a woman in broad daylight in Brooklyn Deondraye Moore, 20, was shot in the head in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Thursday

Shaquana Fields, 36, was shot in the chest and arm during the 6:45pm attack

Moore died in hospital but Fields, an innocent passer-by, is expected to survive

June was the bloodiest month in NYC for almost a quarter of a century

There were 205 shooting incidents in New York City during the month of June alone, according to the NYPD.

'We have to go back to June of 1996 to get a worse start for June,' said Michael LiPetri, chief of crime control strategies. In June 1996 there were 236 shootings recorded.

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by Anonymousreply 24907/05/2020

Ray Kelly used to regularly stop for breakfast at Florent very early in the morning on his way to work. He saw everything and knew everything. Nothing phased him. There was once an attempted robbery in the kitchen while he was eating there. He ran to the back with his gun drawn and they told him they didn't need his help, so he returned to the counter and finished his eggs. I loved Ray Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 25007/05/2020

^ You'll have to be of a certain age and geographical locale to understand Police Commissioner Kelly regularly eating at Florent and being comfortable with its clientele.

by Anonymousreply 25107/05/2020


Grounds of Gracie Mansion if not actual strucutre have long had rodent problem. Adjacent Carl Schurz has plenty of rats as well, so those protesters likely didn't have to go far to find.

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NYC period has a rodent problem. Now they are telling us we should compost heaps in out basements.

by Anonymousreply 25307/05/2020

Ray Kelly even admitted that the NYPD budget was not defunded, so those saying it has anything to do with the crime spike are flat out lying. This means Trump.

[Quote] Kelly called the New York City Council’s cutting $1 billion from the police department a “kind of kabuki financing,”

by Anonymousreply 25407/05/2020

Nick Cordero has died. Sorry I can't post this in the appropriate thread but i;ve been paywalled out.

by Anonymousreply 25507/05/2020

It should be considered fraud to have social media avatars as obscenely misleading as Yashar's.

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by Anonymousreply 25607/05/2020

I miss Commissioner O'Neill, a brave guy and not a rightwing goon like Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 25707/06/2020

O'Neill was not even half qualified as Kelly, could not even lick his boots. Kelly actually protected against NY criminals, the other guy not so much.

by Anonymousreply 25807/06/2020

Where are all the DeBlasio apologists? I thought there would be hundreds of radical liberals shouting how wonderful and ethical Wilhelm and his wife are. What nothing?

by Anonymousreply 25907/06/2020

No, R259, the cunts either voted for this phony for a second term, knowing he was a fake progressive with a kleptocrat wife, and now they sit around whining as if they didn't help make this happen.... or they didn't bother to vote at all. They got what they asked for.... but unfortunately the rest of us have to suffer with it too.

by Anonymousreply 26007/06/2020

De Blasio admits that his racist police force will murder black people, but refuses to defund them. He just knows how to continue angering people.

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by Anonymousreply 26107/06/2020

RE-fund the NYPD, brown and black people need protection from the animals running wild in the streets. HELP.

by Anonymousreply 26207/07/2020

^ Racist.

by Anonymousreply 26307/07/2020

R263 is a very disingenuous person, knows nothing about race in this land.

by Anonymousreply 26407/07/2020

[Quote] the animals


by Anonymousreply 26507/07/2020

he's the most left wing mayor in nyc history yet is being eaten alive by those to the left of him. Cory Johnson tried to move to the left of DeBlasio and he is getting attacked from the left. The next mayor of NYC will be a Republican.

by Anonymousreply 26607/07/2020

What part of "animals" do you think specifies race, R265? Do you picture a certain race? That's on you.

All I picture is anyone running wild, violent, hurting innocent people.

by Anonymousreply 26707/07/2020

[quote]The next mayor of NYC will be a Republican.

No, none of the few Republicans in NYC want the job. It will be a Democrat that tracks to the center.

by Anonymousreply 26807/07/2020

Blobfish for mayor, R268.

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by Anonymousreply 26907/07/2020

fuck no R269.

by Anonymousreply 27007/07/2020

Dr. Zizmor for Mayor

by Anonymousreply 27107/07/2020

R265 implies that only certain races are animals, such a racist himself it feels.

by Anonymousreply 27207/07/2020

[quote]Not a single politician in this country is more reviled on all sides of the spectrum and so unanimously as Bill de Blasio.

You can OP is a Trumper from this statement alone. They completely lack awareness and always believe their audience thinks exactly like they do.

by Anonymousreply 27307/07/2020

Nobody can stand DeBlasio at this point in time, maybe his sexually confused former lesbian grifter wife

by Anonymousreply 27407/07/2020

Again for those of you that think BdeB is down and out.....

As those lines from Broadway tune go..... "There is evil, ever around. Fundamental system of government. Quite incidental...."

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R273 OP here. Definitely not a Trumpster, but please make excuses for why de Blasio is so universally reviled by everyone. As I said earlier in this thread at R8, where's the de Blasio fan club? He has none. Meanwhile, we all know of the MAGA Trumpsters. We wouldn't be seeing calls for resignation and votes of no confidence in de Blasio if he wasn't so absolutely loathed by New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 27607/08/2020

Mayor Douchebag wants Central Park Karen prosecuted as a criminal matter, even though the birdwatching victim has no interest in seeing such a prosecution. This asswipe needs to look in the mirror about all the mayhem and destruction he has caused. Just a gross, ugly man inside and out.

by Anonymousreply 27707/08/2020

He won't even sign basic pieces of police reform. If this doesn't show much of a bootlicker de Blasio is, nothing will.

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[quote]Again for those of you that think BdeB is down and out.....As those lines from Broadway tune go..... "There is evil, ever around. Fundamental system of government. Quite incidental...."

I'm still here! Look who's here! I'm still heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!

by Anonymousreply 27907/08/2020

His wifey needs to get that spiked dildo back from the biker dyke she is friends with and use it on Billy Boy.

by Anonymousreply 28007/08/2020

NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week

slave labor

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Is that even legal? What will the polce union do in response?

by Anonymousreply 28207/08/2020

He's delusional. He actually ran for president this year with his dismal record.

by Anonymousreply 28307/08/2020

400 percent increase represents 179 applications for retirement. Not good but the Post picks the scariest statistic possible to report it. It's mostly about overtime restrictions.

by Anonymousreply 28407/09/2020

Overtime restrictions, r284? I though most NYC cops were working mandatory overtime these days. I know they were a few weeks ago when the protests and looting were at their height.

by Anonymousreply 28507/09/2020

^ I thought

by Anonymousreply 28607/09/2020


OT restrictions are on civil service workers who process NYPD retirement applications, not officers or others in department filing their papers.

Limiting OT for non-uniformed workers is one way (lame as it may be) for city to deal with current fiscal mess.

They are only accepting volume of applications that can be processed M-F from 9 to 5 without any OT.

by Anonymousreply 28707/09/2020

I was attacked by many when I mentioned how dirty and dangerous NYC has become in the past few months. You cannot go to any neighborhood without rats jumping around. Thanks Bill DeBlasio, you and the Mrs. have done so much good for the people of NYC. I hope there is a statute of the both of you to knock into the river someday.

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by Anonymousreply 28807/10/2020

Big sucks on you naysayers. Recent polls have 50% of city residents approving of job am doing

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by Anonymousreply 28907/10/2020

gee, i wish Giuliani was stll mayor, there were no rats anywhere, and all crime was supressed!

by Anonymousreply 29007/12/2020

Wishful drinking, OP.

by Anonymousreply 29107/12/2020

R259, thanks for posting that 50% of NYC residents disapprove of de Blasio's performance.

by Anonymousreply 29207/12/2020

^ Sorry, I meant r289.

by Anonymousreply 29307/12/2020

R289 See. Defunding the police is more popular than a lot of you elder gays think.

by Anonymousreply 29407/13/2020

AOC says......

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Cuomo should sit his ass down and shut up. He also needs to resign.

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by Anonymousreply 29607/14/2020

AOC is a nasty cunt and she is destroying the Democratic party day by day. Her destruction of Amazon coming to Queens is legend in NYC. So many good paying jobs dunzo because of this liberal nut job.

by Anonymousreply 29707/14/2020

[Quote] Her destruction of Amazon coming to Queens is legend in NYC.

Legendarily good, which is why she'll win reelection easily.

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by Anonymousreply 29807/14/2020

Come on. Stop with the reich wing talking points.

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by Anonymousreply 29907/14/2020

Bill DeBlasio and AOC are just 2 examples of why moderate Democrats will be leaving the party of far left wing nuts. Can't stand either. NYC is more dangerous and dirtier than ever before and these tax and spend liberals are just making matters worse with their "don't work if you don't want to" the govt will support you attitudes. Remember when AOC said the govt should support anyone who chooses not to work????? What a champ.

by Anonymousreply 30007/15/2020

r300 as always the moderates will swoop in to be the adults in the room again. Then again the Primaries will make it impossible for a responsible Democrat to take over.

by Anonymousreply 30107/15/2020

good on those who opposed King Bezos' invasion of queens - all of them, especially gianaris. giess what, contards - amazon has since located just as many jobs in NY C, without the giveaways. AOC deserves only a little credit for this, despite the ignorant posts you may read above.

by Anonymousreply 30207/15/2020

The defections continue.

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BdeB is entering lame duck status; people are leaving while the getting is good. Many probably are anticipating Biden winning in November and have their C.V. ready looking for jobs. That or when Torres, Bowman and or the rest of AOC types win in November they will be needing staffers in Washington......

Mayor paid these kids fuckton of money (in most instances over $100k per year), so think most will be fine without work for several months.

by Anonymousreply 30407/16/2020

I hope Mrs. DeBlasio crawls into her hole of hatred and we never hear from her again. She can take her dopey husband with her.

by Anonymousreply 30507/17/2020

I have a horrible sinking feeling that Chirlaine The Grifter has a future ahead of her in national politics.

by Anonymousreply 30607/17/2020

I would laugh my ass off if Joe Biden announces his surprise VP pick as Chirlaine DeBlasio. That would be the winning ticket to somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 30707/17/2020

More clownery from de Blasio.

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Mayor Asswipe is what I call him.

by Anonymousreply 30907/18/2020

When will NYC have another great Mayor?

by Anonymousreply 31007/18/2020

[quote]Bill DeBlasio and AOC are just 2 examples of why moderate Democrats will be leaving the party of far left wing nuts.

R300 I don't know. I know lots of moderate Democrats. BdB and AOC aren't their cup of tea at all. But the Republican brand is also toxic for them. Where do these politically homeless people go?

by Anonymousreply 31107/18/2020

[Quote] Where do these politically homeless people go?

To hell.

by Anonymousreply 31207/19/2020

"Moderate Democrats should go to hell," really, R312? Then don't cry when Trump wins a second term, because those moderate Dems are the ones we need in order to win elections.

by Anonymousreply 31307/19/2020

R313 I'm not going to cry about it. I already know that Trump is going to win re-election because Democrats, with their "moderate" allies, have a history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The "white moderate," as Malcom X referred to them, can go to hell. I am more optimistic about the protests and riots in the streets because we've made more progress on the issue of policing in one month than we have in decades as a result of them. Burning police precincts down is more popular than Biden and Trump. This is how you get results. To hell with the "moderates."

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by Anonymousreply 31407/19/2020

G314, good luck with your progress. ha. I won't vote for any politician who utters the talking point of defund the police and I am NOT alone. The police need to arrest criminals and when a weapon is involved all bets are off, I am ok with the cops using whatever they can to get the criminal to stop and restore safety to the streets.

by Anonymousreply 31507/19/2020

[Quote] I won't vote for any politician who utters the talking point of defund the police and I am NOT alone

Then I guess you're a Republican now. Congratulations. You are a dying breed, completely irrelevant to the future

by Anonymousreply 31607/20/2020

R316. If you think anyone who is against DEFUND the police is a Republican you are in trouble. Ha.

by Anonymousreply 31707/20/2020

R317 There are a lot of Republicans in this country, you among them. Meanwhile....

[Quote] A majority of black Americans support the movement to "defund the police," (57%) and putting the money towards other community programs (64%), a departure from the other groups. Support among blacks for the "defund the police" movement is more than double that of whites (26%), and black Americans are nearly twice as likely as whites (33%) to back key tenets of the movement. An equal 42% of Hispanics support both.

Considering black people are the ones most disproportionately effected by policing, and considering the US will become a non white majority within 30 years, it can be said that their opinion will be the majority one, not yours.

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by Anonymousreply 31807/20/2020

R318. Anyone who believes that defunding the police will make the Democratic party stronger should run for office. I will not vote for anyone who wants to defund the police. Safety and low crime is what matters. Nobody wants criminals running wild in most decent neighborhoods.

by Anonymousreply 31907/20/2020

R319, the sad irony is that it's the people living in the worst neighborhoods who are most affected by crime. A stroller pushing mom in Park Slope is much, much less likely to have her baby killed by a stray bullet than a stroller-pushing mom in East New York. In other words, rising crime rates affect poorer people and minorities first and worst.

And the Park Slope mom has the means to move somewhere safer. The East New York mom is stuck.

But we keep being told that keeping criminals in jail is racist.

It's easy to say that when you're not the one being preyed on by those criminals. You're safe at home reading the Times on your Kindle while NPR softly lulls you in the background.

by Anonymousreply 32007/20/2020

Criminals of all stripes belong in jail, especially criminals who use weapons.

by Anonymousreply 32107/20/2020

People who care about others being shot and killed and terrorized by local gangs should be grateful that even Trump wants to do something about it. DeBlasio keeps making excuses while the city burns to the ground.

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[Quote] I will not vote for anyone who wants to defund the police.

You're not a Democrat. Why would anyone care about your opinion in Democratic majority cities?

[Quote] the sad irony is that it's the people living in the worst neighborhoods who are most affected by crime

And yet those communities are the ones that support the defund the police movement in greater numbers. Perhaps you might to do some research into why that is instead of espousing GOP talking points.

[Quote] But we keep being told that keeping criminals in jail is racist.

This quote reeks of MAGA.

by Anonymousreply 32307/20/2020

Defund the police is a LOSING position and it will not be tolerated by the millions of moderates in this country who want racial injustice to end but also want criminals off the streets. I say FUND the police and give them more OT in the drug infested areas to arrest the ones who make life miserable for the millions of poor people in NYC. Let the DeBlasios live in the projects and see how bad it is.

by Anonymousreply 32407/20/2020

[Quote] Defund the police is a LOSING position and it will not be tolerated by the millions of moderates in this country

Too bad, so sad. No one gives a fuck about the "moderates" aka subtle racists anymore.

[Quote] I say FUND the police and give them more OT in the drug infested areas

That's nice that you say that, but no one cares what Trumpsters like you have to say, especially not in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 32507/20/2020

R325 ..more poor people will die because the criminals are running the streets. DeBlasio and his supporters have blood on their hands and death in their hearts. The people suffering are NOT Trump voters, they are perfectly fine. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 32607/20/2020

Would like to remind everyone who WWed R324's comment that he's the same one who wrote the section 8 comments that everyone here FFed, mocked Chiara's mental health issues, called Democrats "libs" and praised the Rumpster for doing a good job. Think about that.

by Anonymousreply 32707/20/2020

Also from R324 on another thread.

[Quote] I am 50 and cannot find anyone, and I mean anyone interested in me who is close to my age on Grindr.

Perhaps it's because you're a disgusting MAGA Rumpster. Ever think about that?

by Anonymousreply 32807/20/2020

R328 You must be one of those libs without the ability to support your argument and rely on self hating tactics. Too bad indeed.

by Anonymousreply 32907/20/2020

Saw this artwork on the news yesterday. Oh my!

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by Anonymousreply 33007/22/2020

Not de Blasio related, but this is what Corey Johnson looks like these days: absolute shit.

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by Anonymousreply 33107/23/2020

Also unrelated, but here's corrupt shitty council woman Laurie Cumbo complaining about DSA being a bunch of "white gentrifiers," despite the fact that she took money from the same real estate developers who gentrified her district for years.

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by Anonymousreply 33207/23/2020

Not to mention that actual black people in her district hate her guts.

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by Anonymousreply 33307/23/2020

De Blasio can't believe this was asked by Brian Lehrer because it's true.

[Quote] Is your mayoralty failure in reinventing the NYPD? - @BrianLehrer

[Quote] "The question I just cant believe you would ask that," - @NYCMayor

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by Anonymousreply 33407/24/2020

Another day in the big city where the public is safe to go to a local store to shop. DeBlasio and his accomplice wife have police security so they don't have to deal with these unpleasantries. The city is in rapid decline and a law and order Mayor is needed. So sad and disgusting how people act. Who are these kids parents and why can't we hold them responsible? If they receive any type of govt funded services, they should be reduced to pay for the damages.

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by Anonymousreply 33507/24/2020

Those poor people who got the crap beaten out of them were Mexican immigrants trying to run a business and earn an honest living. Hey, De Bullshito. You never shut the fuck up about how much you care about immigrants and how you need NYC to be a sanctuary city and how Black Lives Matter. Well, now you see how hardworking immigrants live under the threat of violence, with no hope of protection and virtually no chance that the perpetrators will be punished -- and even in the unlikely event they're arrested, they won't have to put up any bail. So when the rubber meets the road, do immigrant lives matter? Do Mexican lives matter? In fact, does anyone's life really matter to you, you narcissist?

by Anonymousreply 33607/24/2020

This am in the Daily News they reported 3 men in their 20s ID'd and on the loose. All 3 have a lengthy criminal record, what a shock! The black community is helping to hide them it seems. Let's paint Mexican Lives Matter in front of the Apollo Theater so the people there all know and remember this disgusting actions by these thugs. The Mexican immigrants work hard and are derided for that in Harlem by the locals, it happens all the time.

by Anonymousreply 33707/25/2020

Yep, R337. Looks like in the Victimhood Sweepstakes, black men -- specifically, criminal black men -- outscore everyone else, including black women, non-criminal black men, black children, immigrants, Mexicans, Latinos in general, immigrants in general, Muslims, women, children, and every other "victim" group you can possibly imagine. Black Lives Matter more, period.

by Anonymousreply 33807/25/2020

R338. I hope these 3 criminals are found and put away for many years. As adults they have done nothing productive for society and have made so many other law abiding citizens in their neighborhood suffer. I wish nothing but misery for these low lives.

by Anonymousreply 33907/25/2020

Has any more information come out about that assault? Was that gang trying to pay the owner and his daughter back for something or was it just a group of feral individuals?

by Anonymousreply 34007/25/2020

more killings in the city.....anyone who thinks the living is safe try moving to one of the poorer neighborhoods and see how safe you feel. Mayor DeBlasio has no idea how unsafe people feel. The economy in these areas suffer more when people are afraid to go out and live in fear.

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by Anonymousreply 34107/25/2020

Even a celebrity spawn in unsafe in NYC. When will DeBlasio put an end to this violence and mayhem in the city? It seems the cretins of the world are winning.

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by Anonymousreply 34207/26/2020

Part of the reason de Blasio hasn't received more calls to resign is because New Yorkers don't know who he is.

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by Anonymousreply 34307/27/2020

He's a disgrace and deserves to be embarrassed. I have huge issues with Cuomo, but he needs to ask BdB to resign. He's fucking awful. More concerned with painting some giant ass BLM in front of Trump Tower (like that fat orange fuck will see it) than doing something about the vandalism and graffiti popping up everywhere.

And the fucking cops need to do their job. Just because they get shit, doesn't mean their paychecks have stopped. You live here, too, assholes. Do your fucking jobs. Lord knows you were quick to whine about some ShakeShack HOAX.

by Anonymousreply 34407/27/2020

DeBlasio is a bigger disappointment than the Yugo family sedan.

by Anonymousreply 34507/27/2020

DeBlasio needs a sex tape pronto to get him some street cred. I would love to see him and Stormy Daniels get it on, can you imagine how upset Trump would be????

by Anonymousreply 34607/28/2020

[quote]can you imagine how upset Trump would be????

Imagining how Trump feels is what earned him some of the hatred he experiences now. Painting "BLM" in front of Trump Tower while the city descends into chaos wasn't the best move of his career.

by Anonymousreply 34707/28/2020

Exactly, R347. I said that in another thread. Who in the hell cares that you painted BLM in front of Trump Tower if the rest of the city is going to shit? If graffiti and vandalism is popping up everywhere else, this is meaningless. Trump isn't seeing your stupid shit, so you're not "owning" him. And he's focused on painting it in every borough. How the fuck is that helping anyone. If anything, whatever BLM is supposed to represent is making people resent it specifically because of nonsense, money and time wasted on painting it on a street. And he's not done there, he wants to change street names, too. None of this does anything to help the situation. How is no one telling him that none of this is good for whatever cause he thinks he's pushing.

by Anonymousreply 34807/28/2020

[quote] How is no one telling him that none of this is good for whatever cause he thinks he's pushing.

I think those surrounding him are just trying to hold on to their jobs. But maybe they realize that he's a putz and will never be anything more than he is right now and so just let him fizzle and burn out. He'll never be POTUS or governor, so why waste good ideas on him?

by Anonymousreply 34907/28/2020

Tiffany & Company must be pissed off being so close to the BLM paint job on Fifth Avenue, it downgrades its upscale look.

by Anonymousreply 35007/28/2020

[quote]I think those surrounding him are just trying to hold on to their jobs.

Some of them. But note half a dozen of his most senior aides have left in the past few months.

by Anonymousreply 35107/28/2020

[quote] Some of them. But note half a dozen of his most senior aides have left in the past few months.

Possibly because this is a national election year? Would they have left even if he was the most brilliant mayor? I don't know, I'm just guessing.

by Anonymousreply 35207/28/2020

[Quote] Would they have left even if he was the most brilliant mayor?

No, they would not. Look at some of the other mayors across the country who are nearly as bad as de Blasio. You're not hearing about defections out of the administrations of Lori Lightfoot, Ted Wheeler, Jenny Durkan, Jacob Frey and Eric Garcetti, despite how horrible of a job they are doing during this crisis. The anger is really focused on de Blasio because of just how bad he is doing. It's on a level that no one else in politics, on top of Trump, can compete with. That's why you're seeing the defections and why the only people who will work for him are clowns like Bill Neidhardt.

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by Anonymousreply 35307/28/2020

Welcome to Needle Park.

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by Anonymousreply 35407/28/2020

DeBlasio's daughter is a loser who was with a group of cretins who were throwing objects at the police and not peacefully protesting a few weeks back. She was arrested. Keep in mind that no peaceful protester was arrested only the ones throwing rocks and debris at the police. DeBlasio said he was very proud of her. That's the kind of asswipe mayor we have.

by Anonymousreply 35507/28/2020

Now Trump supporter Shea is getting the home protests LOL.

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by Anonymousreply 35607/29/2020

De Blasio is going to be responsible for another Covid spike as a result of his foolhardy rush to reopen schools without a safety plan. The City Council is complicit in allowing this to happen. The whole government should be disbanded over their gross negligence and incompotence.

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by Anonymousreply 357Last Thursday at 6:50 AM

Speaking of defections, another one of his staffers is work for just as a big of a loser, Amy Klobachur.

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by Anonymousreply 358Last Thursday at 7:22 AM

But I don't think the teachers will be going to school...they are against it.

Cuomo is really killing the small businesses...

The next mayor will have a very tough role...

by Anonymousreply 359Last Thursday at 7:27 AM

I think he list credibility when Cuomo took the lead during the pandemic. De Blasio was forced to the sidelines as the governor countermanded any action he wanted to take

by Anonymousreply 360Last Thursday at 7:56 AM

The next mayoral election is already a shit show: No clear frontrunner in a sea of de Blasio enabling clowns. Unless someone rallies from outside of the system soon, we risk another Giuliani on our hands.

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by Anonymousreply 361Last Thursday at 8:08 AM

Oh Dear Lord I hope someone like this guy runs and wins Mayor of NYC. He is no nonsense and believe criminals need to be in jail, ya think?

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by Anonymousreply 362Last Thursday at 8:12 AM

[quote]Oh Dear Lord I hope someone like this guy runs and wins Mayor of NYC. He is no nonsense and believe criminals need to be in jail, ya think?

We don't need another Bloomberg. This guy will finish selling off the city to the rich.

by Anonymousreply 363Last Thursday at 8:28 AM

R363 The troll you're replying to is a reich wing Trump supporter. Just ignore him.

by Anonymousreply 364Last Thursday at 8:48 AM

R364 has no idea who voted for Trump or anyone else. He is the true troll in the picture, probably with a micropenis.

by Anonymousreply 365Last Thursday at 10:30 AM

De Blasio's ex staffers speak out.

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by Anonymousreply 366Last Friday at 8:49 AM

Calling someone who thinks DeBlasio is a douche bag who allows criminals free reign and is against that does not fit MY definition of a reich wing Trump supporter, in fact it sounds more like the commenter himself is a far left libtard. That is the only type of person supporting DeBlasio at this time.

by Anonymousreply 367Last Friday at 9:34 AM

[quote]He is now completely letting the cops run over him and the entire city — and that is not what I signed up for," said one former staffer who recently stepped down.

I think this person is seriously mixed up. From day one, the police and de Blasio have hated each other. The police turn their backs on him during parades, etc because they don't feel the support from him.

If de Blasio allowed the cops free reign, we wouldn't be seeing the spike in crime we see. De Blasio is NOT allowing the cops to run over him.

by Anonymousreply 368Last Friday at 9:41 AM

[Quote] De Blasio is NOT allowing the cops to run over him.

Sure Jan.

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by Anonymousreply 369Last Friday at 9:53 AM

DeBlasio is a corrupt far left liberal and does nothing to help the average NYer. If you have money and give him big donations he will see you. He is the essence of corrupt. His wife is the embodiment of corrupt with her mental health crapola money grab. Too bad for the NYers who are not getting needed help.

by Anonymousreply 370Last Friday at 10:06 AM

The city is getting dirter and the criminals are marking their territories. Thanks DeBlasio you are the best mayor ever!

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by Anonymousreply 371Last Friday at 2:53 PM

DeBlasio is a failure under any measurement. He has a big stick up his ass and allows the homeless to spread covid and take shits in people's buildings. These residents are not the wealthy with doormen, just average working Joes who don't get any respect from mayor Douchebag. Hope someone with a plan is the next mayor. One who believes in the rule of law and the value of a job.

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by Anonymousreply 372Last Sunday at 7:18 AM

The New York Times @nytimes · 50m Breaking News: New York City’s health commissioner resigned after clashing with Mayor Bill de Blasio over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak

by Anonymousreply 373a day ago

DeBlasio is a jerk, moron, and corrupt politician. His wife is an enabler and is not qualified to be a mental health advocate on any level. I hope they get face to face time with Trump in prison one day for their graft and I hope it brings comfort to the many crime victims who suffer needlessly thanks to DeBlasio and his dopey support for the ones who wish to do harm to others.

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