You're kidding right? Astorino hasn't raised taxes in 4 years. What more do you need? As for the lawsuits, he's defending homeowner's property rights. What would you have him? Roll over and go along with a horrible agreement? View Comment
So when driving around New Rochelle be super careful around the intersections of North/Huguenot, North/Main, North/Eastchester, North/Garden (by i95 entrance) and Main/Stephenson.
Cameras at all 5 of these intersections.
I've also observed several long narrow white tubes at several other intersections. Initially I believed these to be motion detectors to control the lights, but then I realized New Rochelle hasn't modernized anything (especially traffic control) in probably 30 to 40 years so there probably cameras too.
These white long and narrow tubular devices can be found at the intersections of Pinebrook/Albert Leonard Drive and North/Pelham Rd.
Be careful out there and let's figure out where those other 5 intersections are. Game on and I'm pretty sure we can all beat New Rochelle on this 1.
And if these cameras are for safety, like Noam Bramson, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator George Latimer say, then why aren't there warning signs as you approach the intersection?
No this is really about money and New Rochelle's lack of discipline in reigning in spending. Don't forget the names who've brought this upon us, Mayor Noam Bramson, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator George Latimer. Thanks everyone, NOT!. View Comment
And why are we seeing them in NY? We're already here. Why aren't the ads running in California, Florida, Texas or South Carolina where we might actually bring a new company to NY? Is it because NY's business climate is totally uncompetitive with any of these states? I think so and if we didn't have Wall St. proping up NY's finances, we'd be in deep sh_t.
Cuomo's ok but Astorino would be much better for NY. View Comment
Diggs, sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!
And I see you have nothing positive to say about her, why? You can't come up with anything so you go into attack mode?
Pathetic, but please don't try to tell me George Latimer is bi-partisan or a tax cutter. We need only the truth here, not fantasy.
No financial backing from New Rochelle, but are any of these properties ever going to pay taxes to cover services like education, police and fire? I didn't think so and they'll house hundreds of people.
Someone has to pay for the services. I bet the homeowner's going to get screwed again.
Noam's so underhanded. Next I'm going to hear about how he's a bi-partisan champion of lower taxes, like Senator George Latimer wants everyone to think about him. Only the facts don't support any of these things. View Comment
Did you guys read that the wife of the DA from Syracuse that defended Cuomo is up for reappointment by the governor next year? That's sounds like a $165k payoff to me and a clear conflict of interest.
And why are those Moreland Commission members still on the state payroll 3 months after the commission was disbanded? More payoffs?
This whole thing stinks.
Interesting that a lot of cities that have had red light cameras are dropping them. I believe there are a couple of cities in NY that have approval to install the cameras but haven't.
Bramson's in it for the money so there's no way he's not going to use what he so desperately sought to get. And for Strome not to know the number of intersections is a joke, but here's a hint Chuck: 1 dozen.
Forget about those open of business commercials, New Ro and Mt. Vern just put up the stay away signs. Red light cameras are such a nice way to promote our cities. Thanks everyone! View Comment
Is this service free or is there a charge? NYC provides this information for free and Westchester used provide limited free information that was basically worthless and if you wanted the real information you had to pay. View Comment
I'm doubtful New Rochelle spent anywhere near these amounts to fix anything. It would've made budget headlines for sure. This is just another government giveaway.
I'm sure Noam will use this to balance this years budget and tell us all how great the city's doing. But one shot gimmicks like leave us that far behind the next year. Noam's never really balanced the budget so windfalls like this could actually do some good. Year after year these windfalls are squandered so we have annual budget deficits and problems that never seem to go away.
And moving city yard won't help at all as it'll only saddle New Rochelle residents with a new $2 million expense for the next 30 to 40 years, Doubt any of the new yard would even be around in 30 to 40 years and New Rochelle will have to borrow more in 20 to 30 years to replace the aging buildings while we're still paying for the original bonds/loans.
Stupidity runs rampant in city hall and I could think of the million ways to better spend $2 million every year. View Comment
I don't even need to read the article to know this is being proposed by Democrats.
They (democrats) will think of a million ways to spend your money and they don't care at all what it costs! Remember that on election day because were all getting the short end of the stick with these ideas. View Comment
Same goes for New Rochelle, its just a money grab and has nothing to do with safety. Notice how the story doesn't mention the number of accidents caused by running red lights? That's because there weren't any, anywhere in the either city. And of the $50 tickets, the camera company keeps half so you need to double the number of tickets in your equation.
And this legislation does nothing to solve the underlying problem that it can take an awful long time to get from 1 end of New Rochelle to the other, all because of traffic lights. Why not eliminate some? And there certainly won't be any warning signs indicating the cameras are there, that won't help the bottom line The cameras will get placed at the busiest intersections because they'll generate the most revenue.
Soon the camera locations will be known and posted everywhere, I just wish I could plug that data into my nav system. I bet there's an app for that.
The article also only mentions Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, but in truth Senators George Latimer and Andrea Stewart-Cousins were also very supportive and pushed hard to get this through at the last minute of the last day of the legislative calendar.
Big thanks to Senators George Latimer, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Ruth Hassell-Thompson, now can we run them out of the town? Its as if their unrelenting push for late term abortions wasn't enough, they had to force this down our throats.
And I don't see how any of this jives with the governors Open for Business campaign because these cameras simply say, stay away!
Remember, send a message in November! These 3 are bad for NY.
They're also bitter that they lost the majority. Well I mean most of the Democrats, there are a couple that do still sit with the majority. What a bunch of sore losers they are.
Not sure she's the majority leader either, she and her fellow Democrats control nothing on the board anymore.
Who's thankful Bramson didn't win? I sure am. View Comment
With news like this, seems like that $511 million in clean water funding Gov. Cuomo wants to divert to the Tappan Zee Bridge could really benefit the Long Island Sound.
Big thanks to Senators Latimer and Stewart-Cousins for supporting the loan and not doing what's right for Long Island Sound. View Comment
Larry Schwartz was part of Andy Spano's crew that almost ran Westchester County into the ground.
Fortunately, Astorino handily beat Spano and Cuomo picked up Larry Schwartz from the unemployment line. Funny, Cuomo also just hired Andy Spano for some unneeded job too. Talk about patronage jobs. View Comment