Mario had about the same lead over Pataki 20 years ago and look what happened.
Vote Astorino! Let's end corruption in Albany and let's become the economic powerhouse that NY once was.
And Vote Joe Dillon for NYS Senate. Senator George Latimer's part of the Democratic problem in Albany and he's pushing to legalize Late Term Abortion and who the h3ll wants that in NY? View Comment
Who cares what a governor has to say on the matter? Any governor that is, but more to the point, why isn't Cuomo working on NY's problems instead of going out for a photo op? Or doesn't NY have any problems? View Comment
What until there's a FD and PD tax too, but by then all major services (PD, FD, Library and Garbage) will have individual tax line items and we'll wonder what our actual city tax covers.
Debt, debt and more debt I think. The p & i payments must be eating the city budget alive. And it won't get any better if Bramson moves the city yard. View Comment
Scull, I think it is in the Village of Larchmont in the Town of Mamaroneck.
Yes, i95's right there so I bet they're doing lots of sound proofing. And Metro North runs adjacent to i95.
But isn't this project one of the HUD projects required of Westchester County? I thought it was, but this sounds more like a luxury development than affordable housing to me.
And I'd like to know how many parking spots does Larchmont require per unit? New Rochelle keeps bringing in developers who make proposals for 1 parking spot per unit and that just seems ridiculously low, but I think that's all New Rochelle code calls for. Is it any wonder there's a chronic parking shortage in New Rochelle?
The city says a laborer can fill 50 bags for $1.48.
And I'm going to have more than 50 bags, guaranteed.
And you forgot to mention the environmental waste of using bags. They probably take up to 20 to 30 years to decompose, whereas a pile of leaves might go to dirt in 2 years so this law actually hurts the environment instead of helping the environment.
btw, Zak did you go? How many were there? Besides the mayor and his staff? You really should be a little more objective on this and press the mayor on its benefits. I bet the benefits are closer to zero while residents will be spending a considerable amount more to dispose of their leaves.
This goes down as a lose-lose proposition. Thanks Noam. View Comment
Sorry but there's no way I'm wasting my time calling city hall because they really don't care. The only answer is to vote him out, but he ran mostly unopposed in the last election so I think we're stuck with this _-hole. At least he didn't get a promotion last year so he could _-up county government.
And there's no way I'm picking up any leaves from the street and I don't really care if they come from a tree on my property. That's just tough luck.
But you bring up a great point and I'd like to hear the mayor's answer, will the City of New Rochelle lower is budget by the same amount that we're saving?
I think I speak for many when I say, we'd all like to get a tax decrease this year.
You also forgot the library tax and the sales tax, both Democratic initiatives that Noam played large roles in implementing.
And now instead of cutting expenses, we have Red Light Cameras to generate millions and balance the budget. What a farce.
As I've said before, NO household would run their checkbook the way the City of New Rochelle does.
And Bramson wants to put New Rochelle in so much debt they're contemplating a 40 year loan. This of course is to move the City Yard. And the 40 year loan will cost the city about $2 million every year in interest and principal payments. I could think of many many better ways for New Rochelle to spend $2 million every year. How about you? View Comment
Hey Zak, how about a follow-up on how many people are showing up that these events? These programs have to be a huge waste of money.
I'll go out on a limb and bet whoever's getting paid for running the program donated money to the mayor.
And there's no way New Rochelle will save anything close to $400k as the same number of leaves need to be picked up and now the city will start manually throwing the bags on the truck. The mayor also isn't factoring in the cost of all the pick-up runs which didn't exist before. View Comment
Cuomo didn't release his tax returns until after the 2010 election so why should Astorino release his now?
Cuomo's just a bully looking to get his way and its high time for change in Albany. View Comment
I hear ya, when does Preet spill the beans on Cuomo?
Before or after the election?
Regardless of what he's got, he should speak out and let the voters decide. Releasing information after the election would be wrong. View Comment
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