Today’s Headlines

  • park user

    Put a jerk on a pedicab or a bike and they are still a jerk. The pedicabs in Central Park are all over the road, go the wrong way in the most crowded part of the park and endanger other park users. If their was an ounce of effective enforcement on the park drives they would be getting far more tickets than they already are.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Bria should get used to the fact that prior generations have screwed her, and had things she won’t, and get a bicycle.

    The bailout is to spend all future receipts from a permanent payroll tax in five years, leaving us right back in the same place but with higher taxes five years from now.

    At that point Bria will be 20. And many members of the political class will have retired to Florida with their tax-free pensions.

  • Larry Littlefield

    (Poll: 81 Percent of Americans Willing to Pay Higher Taxes for Better Infrastructure)

    An absurd question. The real question — how do you feel about having no choice but to pay higher taxes for debts and pensions while being faced with a collapsing infrastructure.

    Did you notice the big push to provide much lower compensation to FUTURE public employees to offset the soaring cost of the sweet deals those cashing in and moving out got, again?

    Won’t anyone (else) say “wait a minute, why are younger generations and the future always sacrificed while those who caused the problem don’t contribute anything?”

  • Larry, if I were Lee Sander I’d want some serious traffic calming on Northern Boulevard and some other roads before Bria leaves Little Neck on a bicycle.

    If Sander had spared the Q76 and Q79 you know the News would be all over that story. Despite how the News tried to spin it, her comments were actually fairly reasonable, and tried to direct anger at those who are truly responsible. It’s too bad they didn’t actually name her state representatives, Frank Padavan and Ann-Margaret Carrozza. Does Allison Padavan (age 35) take the bus?

  • Larry Littlefield

    (Does Allison Padavan (age 35) take the bus?)

    Do the offspring of these state pols actually still live here? That would make their decisions quite strange, unless of course they have parking placards and other deals that exempt them from the public consequences of their parents’ actions.

  • “Poll: 81 Percent of Americans Willing to Pay Higher Taxes for Better Infrastructure”

    That should have an implicit “for themselves” at the end of it. I’m sure most of us are happy to pay higher taxes for programs of any sort that will benefit ourselves. Are 81% of Syracuse residents willing to pay higher taxes for better infrastructure in NYC? Don’t bet on it.

  • Do the offspring of these state pols actually still live here? That would make their decisions quite strange, unless of course they have parking placards and other deals that exempt them from the public consequences of their parents’ actions.

    A little use of Hanlon’s Razor might be in order here, Larry.