Looks like 2 or 3 city officials (the suits) around and NO citizens.
And nobody's going out and purchasing a lawn mower like that, bet it cost over a grand.
Mark my words, this program is doomed to failure.
Time for Bramson to move on. He's had a disastrous tenure in New Rochelle. View Comment
And let's not forget all the tree branches that end up on the ground and need to be picked-up.
They'll surely shred the bags and frustrate any homeowner who gives mulching a try. And homeowners will now spend a little extra time to deal with this because the branches will need to fit in the bag.
btw, I think Noam Bramson should've run his own pilot/test mulching program at his house and reported back us on the results. View Comment
Nobody's going to mulch leaves in New Rochelle. Noam's brain dead if that's what he thinks people will do. He probably doesn't take care of the manual labor at his house so he really shouldn't be speaking out on the subject.
And yes the landscapers will be changing everyone more. And those that do their own work will have to purchase the brown paper bags.
So the City of New Rochelle will save a couple of bucks but its going to cost everyone more so this sounds like a losing proposition.
Also I would challenge the $400,000 the city says its going to save because the amount of leaves isn't going to change only the method of picking them up. And as far as I know, manually throwing brown paper bags into a garbage truck has to be more expensive than using a front end loader to load a dump truck. There's also all the DPW runs to pick-up the bags. Twice a week all over the city can't be cheap, an expense that doesn't exist today.
And what about the environment? Those brown paper bags can't be all that good to put in the dump/landfill.
Speaking of which, won't it make it more expensive to ultimately dispose of the leaves? I mean clean leaves can be turned into dirt, but I doubt the bags are going to decompose that fast so the landfill people will want more because its not clean like the city used to deliver.
Residents get fleeced again by Noam Bramson and city hall.
And a $1.23 to fill 50 bags? Not even the Mexicans work that cheap. Let's get real here. A little honesty would go a long way Noam. View Comment
That's the whole problem, the Feds don't like the zoning laws in certain towns and they're saying the towns are racist because people can't afford to live there.
I say give the f-ing money back. Do we really need it? Comes with so many strings attached.
And let's not forget to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new lackey Andy Spano for getting us into this mess. What an idiot Spano was and now he works for Cuomo?
Just another reason NOT to vote for Andrew Cuomo in November. But wait it gets better, Rob Astorino's actually a more qualified person to run our state than Cuomo so we do have a choice this year. View Comment
Where's the student/parent input?
They don't get a say? Must be another Democratic initiative to bamboozle us all into thinking they're actually doing something good for us.
Common core really needs to go and don't be fooled by guys like Andrew Cuomo or George Latimer who pretend to be against Common Core when they're just giving us lip service to their constituents. View Comment
What a waste of time and money! Nobody in New Rochelle's going to mulch anything. Why? There's simply no space, that's why the city collects them in the 1st place.
I can't wait to start my pile of bags down by the street. And a certainly don't plan on picking up any of the city's leaves. I'm aIso puzzled how Mayor Noam Bramson thinks manually throwing leaf bags into the garbage truck is more efficient than using the front end loader to fill the dump truck. Not to mention the wasted paper bags that'll cost every homeowner $20 to $30 this year.
This whole plan is a fiasco waiting to happen. Mayor Bramson's out done himself this time and I don't think the voters are going to forget.
I do thank Mayor Bramson for getting a 100' stretch of Pinebrook Blvd. paved, but what about the other 4 miles of roadway? When can we expect that to get repaved? Will have to wait 10 years to get this done piecemeal?
Worst mayor ever, hands down. View Comment
Where we really could use some change in Westchester County is in the make-up of our state senate delegation.
George Latimer and Andrea Stewart-Cousins are a big part of the problem and you'd think they represent NYC with their voting habits.
Tuition assistance for illegal aliens, Late Term Abortion and driving away the last of our manufacturing jobs by raising the min. wage amongst others are the radical positions the Democratic leadership of the senate want passed and the only reason they haven't become law is because of the Republican control of the state senate. View Comment
Nobody's going to be mulching leaves, who has the space? You and I will both be buying the brown bags and leaving them down by the curb. This saves the city a couple of bucks but it'll cost everyone a few bucks so this seems like a lose-lose prospect.
BTW, not picking up the leaves curbside doesn't reduce the amount of leaves that need to be picked up so I'm willing to bet NR saves maybe 1/2 of what they thought they'd save and actually they may not save anything because NR will now have to add garbage runs to pick up the leaves. Runs that it currently doesn't have because it stops from 10/1 to 4/1.
Just another Noam Bramson blunder but I can guarantee he's never touched a rake in his life. View Comment
Latimer's a career politician who wouldn't stand a chance in the private sector which is why its refreshing to have Joe Dillon running this year. We need to get the career politicians out of Albany if we ever want change.
And its laughable to call George Latimer bi-partisan when all he does is vote for the priorities of the NYC Democratic Senators, but what about lower Westchester? NYC issues aren't ours but you'd never know that from Latimer.
Think raising the minimum wage to $13/hour and indexed to inflation is good for creating jobs? I don't but Senator George Latimer does.
And who wants to make late term abortions legal in NY? George Latimer does.
And thanks to Senator George Latimer, New Rochelle and Mount Vernon now have Red Light Cameras. Thanks buddy we really needed those like a hole in the head. View Comment
You're kidding right? Astorino hasn't raised taxes in 4 years. What more do you need? As for the lawsuits, he's defending homeowner's property rights. What would you have him? Roll over and go along with a horrible agreement? View Comment
So when driving around New Rochelle be super careful around the intersections of North/Huguenot, North/Main, North/Eastchester, North/Garden (by i95 entrance) and Main/Stephenson.
Cameras at all 5 of these intersections.
I've also observed several long narrow white tubes at several other intersections. Initially I believed these to be motion detectors to control the lights, but then I realized New Rochelle hasn't modernized anything (especially traffic control) in probably 30 to 40 years so there probably cameras too.
These white long and narrow tubular devices can be found at the intersections of Pinebrook/Albert Leonard Drive and North/Pelham Rd.
Be careful out there and let's figure out where those other 5 intersections are. Game on and I'm pretty sure we can all beat New Rochelle on this 1.
And if these cameras are for safety, like Noam Bramson, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator George Latimer say, then why aren't there warning signs as you approach the intersection?
No this is really about money and New Rochelle's lack of discipline in reigning in spending. Don't forget the names who've brought this upon us, Mayor Noam Bramson, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator George Latimer. Thanks everyone, NOT!. View Comment