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  Soaring Costs Force Some Renters To Choose Between   Shelter And Food - 4-2011

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NEW YORK -- Around 10 million American households -- or one in every four families that rent their homes -- could have to choose between paying rent, buying groceries or keeping current with bills, according to a report released Tuesday. The number of households spending more than 50 percent of their income on rent and bills jumped by 2.6 million over the last decade, according to a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies report. Economists generally consider "affordable" rent to cost about 30 percent of a tenant's income. (When will the Mayor and City Council realize the damage they've caused and reduce property taxes... when we go homeless?).
SPEAK OUT ! If we don't speak out, THINGS WILL GET WORST. Contact our NYC Council who sets and votes for property tax rates increases go to NYC.gov call & email all NYC Council until something is done! One call will never change anything, repeated calls. letters & emails will!

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  Understanding NYC Parking "SIGNS"

Ralph Blumenthal ~ The New York Times
Is NYC trying to make money by confusing us? Read what some are saying and see links that explain NYC Parking Signs.

Readers Weigh In on Parking-Sign Confusion

Understanding NYC Street Parking Signs

How to read NYC Street Parking Signs

  Sanitation Dept's snow cleanup a budget protest?

NYPost -12.30.10 - By SALLY GOLDENBERG, LARRY CELONA and JOSH MARGOLIN Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned. Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.
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  NYPD Officer claims pressure TO MAKE ARRESTS!


NEW YORK (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News investigation talks to a police officer who reveals the pressure they are under to make quotas, read the full story here:
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Monserrate’s Ex-Chief of Staff Is Arrested
By FERNANDA SANTOS NYTimes
It looks as if former State Senator Hiram Monserrate may not be the only one with a temper problem. Hours before Mr. Monserrate began boxing practice (more on that later), his former chief of staff, Wayne Mahlke, 48, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court for possessing a forged police placard and for failing to obey a police officer — after hurling an insult at the officer. The city has been cracking down on the use – some people say abuse — of parking placards since 2008, when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg forced agencies to cut their number of placards by 20 percent and the New York Police Department created a unit to reduce their misuse.
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  Disturbing NEWS - Gang Rape of 7yr old

There are some very SICK humans out there that should not exist!


  NYC is POTHOLE City!

NYC streets are in worst condition than we have seen in decades, why, because our hard working Sanitation Commissioner was salt happy & was spreading way more salt than necessary (to get that overtime in, poor training, or perhaps NO training)? Now our great DOT Commissioner has her hands full, but do you think she going to lose any sleep over it, heck no, she will continue her busy day pretending she is out there taking care of our streets, (the street conditions speak for her ;) in the meantime we the tax payers (who pay their BIG salary) end up with damage on our vehicles & have to risk our lives riding our bicycles through war zone conditions as they waste our tax dollars repaving good streets... and no matter how destructive they service us, they have excuses for everything! Enough excuses, stop the BS & use our tax dollars wisely & efficiently thank you! If you want to file a complaint, or send DSNY a message go here
SANITATION, if you want to give DOT some advice, send a message here DOT-Janette Sadik-Khan and if you want to report a pot hole, go here: REPORT a POT Hole

NEWS - ANGRY MAN crashes into IRS 2-18-10

Alberto Martinez/Austin-American Statesman, via Associated Press
AUSTIN, Tex. — Leaving behind a rant against the government, big business and particularly the tax system, a computer engineer smashed a small aircraft into an office building where nearly 200 employees of the Internal Revenue Service were starting their workday Thursday morning, the authorities said. NY Times article



NEW BRICK OVEN PIZZA & Restauarant!


DiMaria's Brick Oven Pizza + Kitchen
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DiMarias, located in Little Neck, has vast menu of quality food in a modern decor, the staff not only looks sharp dressed up with the distint graphics, they greet you with a smile and make you want to come back! Go to thier site & sign up for a FREE brick oven pizza DiMarias.com


NEWS - Texting KILLS - Graphic Video of Car Crash... must see!


Espada’s Son Gets $120,000 Senate Staff Job

Hiram Monserrate Articles

Hiram Monserrate Compares Himself To Jesus?

Ex-Councilman Admits Fraud and Money Laundering

NEWS - GREATEST DEPRESSION coming ???

GREATEST DEPRESSION ?- A prediction by Gerald Celente, founder of... -
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NEWS - Bloomberg WHERE IS that 4.4 BILLION Dollar SURPLUS?

Our NYC politicians seem to
find the time to play the bongos?
WHERE IS OUR 4.4 BILLION Dollar SURPLUS?

Mayor Bloomberg is digging a deeper hole for us, so he can waste more of our Tax money! He's now planning to waste Obama's Stimulus money! And then our Government wonders why this economy is collapsing!
Mr Bloomberg, I hope you & are reading this, the tax payer has has something to tell you, our NYC Government (and your misleading MEDIA)... WHAT HAPPENED to that 4.4 billion dollar surplus you were boasting about (which all came by hurting us). You are still getting this money from us, so why is there a deficit now? Clearly our money is not being managed properly! As if we have not been struggling enough since Bloomberg became Mayor, he (along with our greeedy Council) increased our property taxes AGAIN! Face it, anyone can do what you are doing (raising money at the expense of the taxpayer). You may be successful in your industry, but you are totally failing as a NYC Mayor. To be successful as a Mayor, you need to devise a method of increasing the cities revenue without hurting the very people who make NYC what it is! Here is some advice, start by ending the millions being wasted by agencies like DOT, (why havent you), I'll tell you why, because you advocate these wastes & are too busy celebrating, or too busy having little chit chats & parties to feed your ego (instead of working hard every minute of the day like we do) and when you realise that our city needs money (which u waste anwway) you take the easy route, RAISE PROPERTY TAXES, Violations, close Firehouses, etc., you use & HURT us to raise revenue & then you have the media feed us false information that you are doing such a great job & everyone a favor!
GET CREATIVE because as you see, that 4.4 billion dollar surplus went faster than it came in & now you are turning to us again, hurting the NYC tax payers!WE CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE, we only have so much money in our small pockets, you may not want to admit this, but we are the modern slaves to NYC's mis managed agencies & politicians!
Get creative, generate revenue without hurting us only then can you call yourself a "Sucessful Mayor"! FLB

NEWS - A Solution to the US Financial Crisis

Bailing out these Lending Institutions in NOT the answer!
Our government has failed us & is about to fail us again. They are about to make us pay once again for their errors. This system has many underlying problems and there is no quick fix! Instead of our government bailing out these mega companies with billions or our dollars, there are 2 simple solutions to avoid this which will keep homeowners from losing their homes and stabilize this failed real estate lending disaster:
1- Reduce all loans to a very low, or no interest rate.
2- Eliminate or reduce property taxes.
The government, as well as all these financial experts, are totally ignoring these 2 simple solutions (which will keep the economy stimulated) and they are also ignoring how property taxes are directly effecting this disaster and other underlying economic disasters! Our gov needs to step back and reform this system and finally make some intelligent decisions! FLB


NEWS -
Queens 1/2 Marathon
passes through Whitestone!

The Qeens 1/2 Marathon passes through Whitestone!
The Queens half Marthon 2008 runners passed through Whitestone Queens on Sunday Sept 14, 2008. Dedicated Runners of all ages, like the one shown above with his 2 children in a stroller participated. Read about the one stay at home Mom's blog, who does it to show her children if you try, you can accomplish anything! Blog. - More info NYRR info and here More info

NEWS - Summer
BICYCLE Racing at KISSENA Park!

The Exotic sport of TRACK Bike Racing here in Queens!
Yes the rare sport of Bicycle Track Racing is right here in our own back yard, Kissena Park in Queens and it is becoming more popular each year, now with 2 nights of racing Monday's & Wed. at 6pm & special events throughout the season! They also have a training program for kids every Friday, a Saturday training program and a womens program... (they may even supply you with a bike if you are very serious), go watch or compete. For more info go to Kissena.info/track/ - check out the
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NEWS -
The HOMELESS epidemic stems from NYC property Tax increase
The Major Cause Of NYC Middle & Lower Class struggle...


NYC has a $4.4 billion surplus at the expense of the NYC tax payers. It's no secret how difficult is has become for the working class to pay rent in the NYC 5 boroughs, what most are not aware of, is NYC is to blame. Why, because NYC increases the Real Estate Taxes every year at a far greater rate than the working class wage increase! Tenants blame the owners, BUT THEY NEED TO GO AFTER NYC! Owners are forced to increase rents in order to pay these astronomical R/E taxes, insurance bills, gas, electric, maintenance etc. Many apartment owners are indeed working class, who have saved up for many years to own a piece of income producing property, only to find themselves giving not only all the profit to NYC instead of making a profit, but also having to use their personaly savings before NYC confiscates it from them. Sadly, many have lost thier homes & have ended up in homeless shelters because they lose their properties to NYC! They increase r/e taxes until the owners are paying more than the income & then they take it away from them... something is clearly wrong here! All they say to them is, "this is the law". Well that is wrong, we are all suffering for their mistakes (or corruption)! Here is the problem: NYC increases R/E taxes = owners must increase rents = working class can not afford = Working class struggles or becomes Homeless = NYC needs "more" money for shelters, programs etc.= NYC increases R/E taxes... it's an endless downward spiral and we will all suffer until the system colapses (and we understand that the NYC Council sets the property tax rates)! Well it's finally time for this to change! None of us should be paying these high rents but we are! And to add more insult to injury, with such a high surplus, we still find so many of our streets in hainous conditions & trying to get anything repaired is like pulling teeth & when do make any repairs, they are done poorly!

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MAKE A CHANGE! If we don't speak out, nothing will ever change. Contact our NYC Council who sets and votes for property tax rates increases go to NYC.gov call & email all NYC Council until something is done! One call will never change anything, repeated calls. letters & emails will!

NEWS -
DOT wasting MILLIONS of our TAX dollars!
NYC, the "Greatest" city on the planet, should have the best roads, well why doesn't it? One example of why it doesn't & how DOT is wasting MILLIONS of OUR tax dollars is because instead of reparing, they are destroying perfect streets, see for yourself! Witness DOT ripping up a perfect street (with not even one defect), only to repave it with a worst street & leaving thousands of NYC streets which are in DESPERATE need of repair, unrepaired! Who pays for this, WE DO, our TAX DOLLARS, through higher taxes, higher rents & list goes on & on! The street we are reporting should have never been touched, several residents made an effort to prevent this from occuring by contacting the Councilman & the Cummunity board, but they did nothing! Is the Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan aware of the corruption, or is she a part of it? Too many good streets are being ripped up & replaced with worst ones, why and why are newly paved streets done so poorly, with all sorts of irregularities & seams? This will never end, unless "WE"do something to stop it! NYC tax payers will no longer tolerate this, a total REFORMATION is needed & "WE" all must fight to get it... if we wait around for NYC to correct this or any other issue, it will never happen! SPEAK OUT! Send a message to the Commissioner today, or call her directly (212) 676-0868! Then file a complaint with Dept of Investigation (212) 825.5900 -"Our government is a government of the people, for the people , and by the people. Thus, if you do not challenge or hold the government accountable, you endorse them".


This photo shows the New Paving Quality of DOT, the previous road was perfectly flat, smooth & did not have all these defects! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS and NYC Tax Payers should no longer tolerate this!

MAKE A CHANGE! If you witness this, contact our NYC Comptroller & follow up. This is our city, if we don't speak out, nothing will ever change. In addition contact our NYC & State officials, go to NYC.gov call & email all of NYC agencies & officials until something is done, unfortunately once will never change anything in NYC, repeated calls, letters & emails will! It's up to us to make a change!
Our government is a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Thus, if you do not challenge or hold the government accountable, you endorse it.

NEWS - April 7, 2008
CONGESTION Pricing Plan!

Bloomberg's Congestion Pricing Plan
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NEWS - Dec 5, 2007
DOT Corruption or Ignorance?
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NEWS - Nov 23, 2007
NYC/DOT robbing drivers by TRICKING them...
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NEWS - Oct 30, 2007 click here
Bloomberg Does it AGAIN this time directly insulting NYPD!

NEWS - July 2006
ITALY WINS WORLD CUP! And Francis Lewis Blvd Celebrates!
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NEWS - 2005
We Lost a Great Friend from the Blvd, Joseph "Bonk" Distefano 1984-2005


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