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Still Snowed In, Brooklyn Residents Say To Bloomberg: Fix It Or “Go To Hell”

December 29, 2010

“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.

  1. Younger Republican permalink
    December 29, 2010 7:21 pm

    This is disgraceful. F-U Bloomberg.

  2. "The Jig is Up Atlas" throws Martin Golden into the snowstrom in attempt to hype the State Senator permalink
    December 29, 2010 7:51 pm

    AAA’s December 29th post in TJIUA, “Senator Marty Golden Scores Major Victory For Brooklyn By Getting City To Finally Plow Out Brooklyn Streets.” is another attempt to change the facts to fit Republican Chairman Craig Eaton’s talking points. This was just dumbass in the extreme.
    The digging-out aftermath of the Christmas 2010 blizzard was the worst in our lifetime. If State Senator Martin Golden thinks that his official statements and press releases, and smile and patter deserve any “credit”, then he is as deluded as the rest of the Eaton mob.
    Here’s what we have/had in Bay Ridge since the end of the storm early Monday – completely inadequate governmental/public services on all fronts – it’s Wednesday evening (56+ hours after the storm ended here) and not all streets have been “cleared”; and there is no bus service (Have there been other bus lines cut that we haven’t heard about, yet?).
    For this, let’s give our State Senator all the credit he wants. For the blah, blah, blah snowjob about how he helped get Bay Ridge the services we’ve gotten so far, he certainly deserves some “credit” for the sad state we are still in…. along with the non-Republican mayor who presided over it all, right from the beginning of the well-predicted storm.
    For thos who may have forgotten, that’s the very same non-Republican mayor that the Eaton-Golden cabal shoved down our Republican throats in 2009. So when you mount your next snowdrift or go calf deep in slush, don’t forget: Bloomberg’s their guy — they’re Bloomberg’s guys!!!!!

  3. Bloomberg admits fault permalink
    December 29, 2010 9:01 pm

  4. GOP Failure permalink
    December 29, 2010 11:35 pm

    The Republicans in Brooklyn helped put Bloomberg in power. Now they are whining about him. Talk about an about-face. How could anyone trust the liars in the Brooklyn GOP?

  5. GOP Blog Radio hammers "Bloomberg Debacle" in handling blizzard permalink
    December 30, 2010 1:03 am

    According to Brooklyn GOP Blog Radio hosts Peter Cipriano and Gene Berardelli, and phone guest Russell Gallo —
    … it’s impossible to get around
    …the services we are getting is [sic] just ridiculous
    … there are things that Bloomberg should have done that he didn’t
    … Bloomberg’s arrogance has been noted
    … Mayor Bloomberg is his own animal… the last of the Dodo birds

    Peter Cipriano also made a point that he heard “from an undisclosed source” that the response to this first snowfall was a planned job action by the Sanitation Union.

    • Does Brooklyn GOP Radio signal a split between Eaton's Republicans and Bloomberg? permalink
      December 31, 2010 2:01 pm

      Does the December 29, 2010 Brooklyn GOP Radio blogcast show a split between the leadership of the Brooklyn GOP led by Chairman Craig Eaton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg?

      Is this the end of “The Deal” that delivered the Republican line, via a Wilson-Pakula, to “independent” and formally-former-Republican Michael Bloomberg?

      Does this mean State Senator Golden will soon jump ship (off which side is anybody’s guess)?

      • Larry Lloyd permalink
        December 31, 2010 6:34 pm

        Speaking of deals wasn’t it Jim McCall’s wife who gave hundreds of dollars to Hillary Clinton, and a failed city council run of Joanne Seminara in order to get a certain endorsement of a than Democrat district leader, for a certain someone’s than 2007 Civil Court race?

        Hey when you give money to the Clintons and long time political wannabe Joanne Seminara, no wonder the Dem’s went easy on McCall in that civil court race.

        I guess Ralphie boy got the okay from the KCDC to go easy on McCall after all those years of giving money and endorsing Democrats.

        Happy New Year.

  6. Lora permalink
    December 30, 2010 4:12 pm

    Thank you Craig Eaton, Russell Gallo and Gene B. for supporting the Wilson Pakula for this horrible Mayor of ours. You sold out the soul of this party and prostituted the GOP
    name for money. Hope your streets are the last to be plowed.

    Kiss kiss.

      January 2, 2011 9:08 pm

      Posted by Martin J. Golden on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

      “…Today most streets in my district are plowed and those that have not been done will be today according to the Mayor’s office. The hundreds of unplowed streets in the different neighborhoods have been one of my priorities these last few days.”

      Unfortunately, that statement was made on behalf of the State Senator on December 30, 2010, three days after the snow stopped falling.
      That was also when some bus service was restored in Bay Ridge — day 3+ for those who were keeping tabs.

  7. Brooklyn snow cleanup was worst in the Golden-Bloomberg belt permalink
    December 31, 2010 1:51 pm

    It’s Friday, December 31, 2010, the last day of the old year 2010, a day where several streets are barely passable and cross-walks are still mostly blocked — the snow stopped more than five days ago and there has been a 4-day thaw. The 2010 post-Christmas snow cleanup is the worst ever; and it is still really the bad in those parts of Brooklyn that voted for Bloomberg in 2009 and Golden in 2010.

    The 12-31-10 NY Post has clearly identified some of Brooklyn’s hard-hit neighborhoods (Dyker Heights was specifically mentioned); “The Brooklyn Spectator” and “The Bay Ridge Home Reporter” specifically focused on the problems in Bay Ridge.

    The latest political bandwagon is to “Investigate what happened”.

    According to the 12-31-10 NY Post (and hinted at by Peter Cipriano on 12-29-10 on GOP Blog Radio), what happened was a smackdown of neighborhoods that supported mayor Bloomberg in 2009.

    What was Golden’s piece of this? Well, if the job on Bloomberg was a “drive-by hit” on “Bloomberg’s neighborhoods”(and there are mounting reports of many snowplows just driving-by on snow covered streets) State Senator Martin Golden was probably just accidental road-kill since his district completely tracks through solid Bloomberg territory.

    The irony in all this is that Martin Golden has been a dependable supporter of uniform services unions like those for “New York’s Strongest” — Sanitation. Will our stalwart state senator stand up to these unions, when it counts?

    Let’s see what happens next!

  8. Backstory -- Bloomberg doesn't really want to confront the unions head-on permalink
    January 3, 2011 9:24 pm

    According to NY-1, the mayor doesn’t want to confront any unions right now over any snow-job actions.

  9. Seth Zaslow permalink
    January 5, 2011 1:32 am

    Even the dead can’t escape the ineptitude of the city’s Sanitation Department.

    My greatgrandparents are buried in this cemetery! What is up with Sanitation? They bury peoples cars with mountains of snow when do do plow….. and then topple the gravestones of the deceased! Shame on DSNY!

    In addition, this Midwood area cemetary was also recently vandalized by hooligans whcih is being investiagted by the Police.

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