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By Jennifer Gould Keil and Frank Rosario

It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft!

It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft!
 Huge swaths of the city’s wealthiest neighborhood had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, leaving 1-percenters out in the cold, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity.

“He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio.

“By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’ But we have everyone in this area on the Upper East Side. We have rich people, middle class people, and housing projects. We have it all.”

There appeared to be no snow plowing between East 59th and 79th Streets and between Second and Fifth Avenues.

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The plow map as of 2:45 pm.

“I can’t believe de Blasio could do this. He is putting everyone in danger,” said Barbara Tamerin, who was using ski poles to get around 81st Street and Lexington Avenue.

“What is he thinking? We’re supposed to get up to a foot of snow and nobody on the Upper East Side is supposed to blink an eye? I can barely get around and I’m on snow shoes! All of the buses are stuck and can’t go anywhere. He’s crazy. We need Mayor Bloomberg back!”

Martin Cisse, 45, who works at a flower shop near 85th and Lex, said he can’t understand why the city would fail to plow the UES.

“DeBlasio is trying to hurt the more wealthy people by ignoring us but there’s no logic to that,” Cisse said.

“There are a lot of blue collar working people out here driving trucks and trying to get around too.”
http://nypost.com/2014/01/21/upper-east-side-residents-feel-spurned-after-plow-delay/

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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 07:12:57 PM »
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 07:38:48 PM »
It will only get worse.  The commie will only continue to ratchet up the harassment.
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 08:06:25 PM »
In the near future they will all be reporting to gulag where they will be required to dig their own potatoes with a spoon......


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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 08:09:45 PM »
Wait a minute..isn't this similar to what they are accusing Christie of?....plowing vs closed lanes...lol

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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 08:11:40 PM »
Wait a minute..isn't this similar to what they are accusing Christie of?....plowing vs closed lanes...lol

Yeah, but De Blasio is a Democrat/communist so it's okay.
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 08:19:44 AM »
Also from the New York Post:
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Turmoil as de Blasio botches early snow; NYC schools open
By Kevin Fasick, Frank Rosario and Bruce Golding

Mayor de Blasio bungled the second winter storm of his administration when the snow hit a few hours earlier than expected Tuesday — causing a rash of car crashes and snarling traffic across the city.

The snow had stopped by Wednesday but bone-chilling temperatures remained, with the wind chill making it feel as low as 8 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service. The high is expected to reach 19 degrees, but at night that could drop to just 7.

All NYC public schools are open, but parents were being urged to “exercise their own judgment” when taking their children to school.

Most subway lines were running normally, but the temperatures did affect some mass transit in the tri-state area:
•There are no 6 express trains in The Bronx because of the weather.
•The Long Island Railroad is on a weekend schedule.
•NJ Transit is on a weekend schedule.
•Metro-North Railroad officials say trains on the New Haven, Harlem and Hudson lines are operating on a regular weekday schedule, but commuters should expect some delays after a storm dumped up to a foot or more of snow in parts of Connecticut and New York.
•There is a speed reduction on the New Jersey Turnpike.

On Tuesday, the flakes began to fall at around 8 a.m., and sanitation trucks were slow to hit the streets and spread enough salt to keep them passable.

They largely ignored the well-heeled Upper East Side until nearly 5 inches fell — according to the city’s PlowNYC Web site — and by then, buses were stranded and people could barely cross the streets.

“I can’t believe de Blasio could do this. He is putting everyone in danger,” said Barbara Tamerin, 70, who had to use snowshoes and ski poles to navigate the street. “What is he thinking? I can barely get around — and I’m on snowshoes!”

Residents called it a revenge-inspired reversal of de Blasio’s oft-repeated “Tale of Two Cities” slam against then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who owns a town house on East 79th Street.

“The Upper East Side did not vote for [de Blasio],” said lifelong resident Molly Jong Fast, daughter of famed novelist Erica Jong.

She said de Blasio “is trying to get us back.”

In other storm-related chaos:
• A parade of idled buses with lighted “Not In Service” signs stretched down Lexington Avenue for three blocks because the lead bus, which wasn’t equipped with tire chains, got stuck in the snow near East 83rd Street.
•Two cops were sent to the hospital with minor injuries when a livery car slid through an intersection and smashed into an NYPD SUV in upper Manhattan.
• There was a five-car collision and major backup on the West Side Highway during the morning rush. In the afternoon, the FDR Drive came to a complete standstill as suburban commuters tried to flee the increasingly snowbound city.
•The city’s 311 help line had been swamped by nearly 125,000 calls as of 3 p.m. The daily average is only 50,000. Hundreds of callers demanded snow and ice removal, a spokeswoman said.
•Emergency calls to the EMS also spiked, forcing longer response times and prompting officials to put on hold callers complaining about illnesses and minor injuries.
•Thousands of passengers were stranded amid 718 flight cancellations at La Guardia Airport, 592 at JFK and 461 at Newark.
•Gov. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties shortly after 5 p.m.

A Sanitation Department plow operator confirmed that officials were blindsided when the snow began falling in the heart of the morning rush instead of 11 a.m. or noon, as had been forecast.

“It definitely caught us by surprise. This happened three or four hours earlier than we thought,” the driver said. “No one was expecting this.”

At a morning news conference, de Blasio insisted “I don’t think anyone was caught off-guard.”
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 09:34:12 AM »
It will only get worse.  The commie will only continue to ratchet up the harassment.

It is with sheer joy that I am going to watch it.  A self-imposed, super-slow motion train wreck.  :beer:

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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 11:04:55 AM »
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 11:22:16 AM »
Wait until the trash doesn't get picked up. :beer:
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 09:48:30 AM »
De Blasio blames ‘glitch’ in bungled snow cleanup
By Yoav Gonen/New York Post
January 25, 2014 | 2:58am


For the first time Friday, Mayor de Blasio cited an unspecified “glitch” in the distribution of plow trucks as a factor in the bungled snow cleanup on the Upper East Side.

Neither he nor his aides specified the nature of the snafu following Tuesday’s dump of snowfall, but de Blasio said he would soon share the findings of an internal review.

“What we’re doing right now is we’re getting a managerial review of what happened,” Hizzoner said at City Hall. “We do know this much: The equipment was available, the personnel was available, the orders were given. So now we have to figure out what went wrong.”

The mayor also acknowledged accumulating complaints from Staten Island about sub-par plow service — amid calls by City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-Staten Island) for an oversight hearing.

The de Blasio administration was criticized earlier this week for being slow to react to complaints of neglect in pockets of the city.

“The broad point will be we need to understand better when something isn’t working,” said de Blasio. “We needed to understand in real-time that [the plow-tracking site] PlowNYC was malfunctioning. We needed to understand in real-time that some kind of glitch had occurred in distribution of the trucks,” added the mayor. “So we’re going to work to improve that feedback.”

Longtime Sanitation Chief John Doherty met with First Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris Thursday to discuss his agency’s handling of street cleanups. Doherty has been collecting a six-figure pension of more than $100,000 since 2006 on top of his $205,000 salary.

De Blasio noted Friday that Doherty’s appointment was meant to be temporary.

“We’ve asked him to stay on in a transitional capacity – we’ve talked about focusing on the snow season,” the mayor said.
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2014, 09:55:59 AM »
De Blasio blames ‘glitch’ in bungled snow cleanup
By Yoav Gonen/New York Post
January 25, 2014 | 2:58am


For the first time Friday, Mayor de Blasio cited an unspecified “glitch” in the distribution of plow trucks as a factor in the bungled snow cleanup on the Upper East Side.

Neither he nor his aides specified the nature of the snafu following Tuesday’s dump of snowfall, but de Blasio said he would soon share the findings of an internal review.

“What we’re doing right now is we’re getting a managerial review of what happened,” Hizzoner said at City Hall. “We do know this much: The equipment was available, the personnel was available, the orders were given. So now we have to figure out what went wrong.”

The mayor also acknowledged accumulating complaints from Staten Island about sub-par plow service — amid calls by City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-Staten Island) for an oversight hearing.

The de Blasio administration was criticized earlier this week for being slow to react to complaints of neglect in pockets of the city.

“The broad point will be we need to understand better when something isn’t working,” said de Blasio. “We needed to understand in real-time that [the plow-tracking site] PlowNYC was malfunctioning. We needed to understand in real-time that some kind of glitch had occurred in distribution of the trucks,” added the mayor. “So we’re going to work to improve that feedback.”

Longtime Sanitation Chief John Doherty met with First Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris Thursday to discuss his agency’s handling of street cleanups. Doherty has been collecting a six-figure pension of more than $100,000 since 2006 on top of his $205,000 salary.

De Blasio noted Friday that Doherty’s appointment was meant to be temporary.

“We’ve asked him to stay on in a transitional capacity – we’ve talked about focusing on the snow season,” the mayor said.



Bolshie Bill probably didn't know about the problem until he read about it in the newspapers - or until he got a call from Il Douche, who didn't know it was snowing until he read about it in the newspapers.
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 10:59:36 AM »
I have never heard the term "glitch" as much as in the past 5 years.
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Re: De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 11:21:42 AM »
I have never heard the term "glitch" as much as in the past 5 years.

Particularly since Obamacare was rolled out. :pondering:
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