And no one seems to care. 11 people shot across NYC in less than 12 hours as shootings spike.
Bill de Blazio is busy signalling how much he hates Trump. But we’ll get to that.
11 shootings in 12 hours is a lot. Especially by the standards of NYC for the past decade or so.
The spree of gunfire brought the number of shootings since Monday to 59, with a total 81 people shot, including six murders.
By comparison, there were nine murders but just 26 shootings for the entire week during the same time last year, sources said.
What is de Blazio doing about it? Not much. De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable: Goodwin.
New York faced 9/11 and came back strong. They turned Times Square from a den of iniquity to a tourist destination for families. They kept their economy thriving, until now.
New York has had its share of corrupt and incompetent mayors, but never has it had one who is both of those and also a lazy bum.
With restaurants wanting to know the rules for reopening, de Blasio diddled until the last minute. Their survival was at stake, but he couldn’t be bothered.
What’s the plan for schools in the fall? Good question, but don’t ask the mayor. He hasn’t gotten around to that yet.
Besides, the issue only involves a million students, their families, teachers, coaches, principals and administrators. They must wait for the chief political popinjay to bestir himself.
He is painting “Black Lives Matter” on streets including in front of Trump Tower, because why not. Actually running the city isn’t fun.
Crime is soaring — murder is up 25 percent — and de Blasio responds by vowing to cut the police budget.
The aim is not to do more with less. It is to get the cops to do less. This is a death wish.
For weeks, illegal fireworks have exploded through the night, and a 3-year-old Bronx boy is among the injured innocents. Thousands of complaints pour in, to which the mayor shrugs and says cops and firefighters “have many other things” to do.
Police are quitting in droves, and nobody should blame them. Would you risk your life to enforce the law under this mayor?
And they are retiring. 272 uniformed NYPD cops file for retirement after George Floyd death. A 49 percent increase over the same period a year ago.
Sadly, the people of this city will soon experience what New York City was like in the 1980s.
History. Ignorance. Rinse. Repeat.
But there is a difference. In the 1980s, Wall Street traders were still on the street. Open Outcry Auctions were a 19th Century information processing system that mostly worked, and are mostly not needed today. Crowding into the city made some kind of sense in the 1980s. As the whole COVID-19 work-remotely effort has shown, you don’t need to crowd into Manhattan every day, and the COVID-19 rates seem to show that you don’t want to anyway. Small shops have been going out of business for sometime, because Amazon will deliver it to you later today. Or whatever. And now the restaurants are following them, because of social distancing.
I never liked NYC, but then I haven’t been there in decades. I see no reason to go now.
If you do want to live there, you can buy a 4 bedroom house in Queens for less than $900,000 but you will probably have to tear it down due to the mold. NYC house selling for $828K has the scariest listing photos ever.