Still Snowed In, Brooklyn Residents Say To Bloomberg: Fix It Or “Go To Hell”
“Twas the night after Christmas, and then the snow came. But three days thereafter, it all looks the same.”
That could be the chorus running through many New Yorkers’ minds lately about the pathetic job being done by the Mayor to clean up the city and get the outer-boroughs back on track.
The haughty aristocrat-cum-mayor is failing miserably at solving this post-blizzard mess, and local Brooklynites have had enough of it.
I recently read the following piece from SheepsheadBites, which expressed the anger so many Brooklyn residents have quite well:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t get it. He’s urging patience, and seems somewhat bewildered that us yokels in the outerboroughs would even question why our streets don’t matter to the city.
When I ran a quote earlier today of Bloomberg saying, “The world has not come to an end. The city is going fine” – well, I was beside myself. I stewed for a bit, and began to wonder if I was being overly harsh on the city. It was, afterall, an enormous amount of snow dumped on us in a short amount of time.
But screw that.
The final straw was when BrooklynQ sent me the photo [on left] of the street Mayor Bloomberg lives on, perfectly plowed, almost as if it never snowed at all. On the right is my block, unplowed, and with every car under several feet of snow.
I’ve walked up and down my street several times today, and heard neighbors saying the same things: “Where’s the city? Where’s the Department of Sanitation? Where’s Mayor Bloomberg?”
It must be pretty easy to urge patience when you’re well taken care of. It must be pretty easy when every agency caters to your needs, paid for by our greenbacks. It must be pretty easy to shrug off our complaints, as if our contribution – in both taxes and the workforce – amount to nothing.
Read the rest of the story here.
Emails from our readers have reiterated just how disgraceful this interlude has been, as numerous businesses and individuals have become prisoners in their own homes and on their own streets as a result of this terrible debacle.
We’ve never been fans of the Mayor here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn. As such, we join in the chorus of fellow New Yorkers telling him to fix this problem or “go to hell.”
Enough truly is enough.