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Old 04-25-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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Part of many reasons LI fails.
I'm writing a book. It's sure to be a best seller.
It sure will

Call it "River in Egypt".

Only residents will buy it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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It sure will

Call it "River in Egypt".

Only residents will buy it.
It's going to be called "Land Of The (brain)Dead"
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:31 PM
 
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Again - this mindset is why LI fails. I'm not dreaming - I couldn't give a flying f. Your sentiment is a big part of what drives me outta here.
I never said your Robert Moses, LI fails because as a business model it stinks from labor costs, taxes, excessive restrictions and poor location for supplies/distribution. Your "flying f" apathy does not improve things either but cheer up your on your way out....
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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I never thought the second ave. subway line would happen in my lifetime. However, I don't think I'll live long enough to see this project come to fruition.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:06 PM
 
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I never said your Robert Moses, LI fails because as a business model it stinks from labor costs, taxes, excessive restrictions and poor location for supplies/distribution. Your "flying f" apathy does not improve things either but cheer up your on your way out....
It also fails because of the quality education you’re all getting
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:01 PM
 
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I remember this being proposed as far back as the mid 1970's...

I propose they build high speed ferries propelled by giant electricity generating wind turbines. The Nimby's won't know where to protest first, the increased traffic or the turbines. The problem is it is a completely mobile and moving target not stationary off anyone's shore. They could even mix up the landing locations to further frustrate and confuse the Nimby's...

Follow the emoticon trail of the Nimby Nervous Breakdown: ..............
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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The investment of billions of dollars to build a crossing most don't want doesn't make much sense for a handful that want to live on LI and work in Connecticut. Keep dreaming just because Robert Moses envisioned it doesn't mean others shared his dream.
I'm not so sure "most don't want."

Many may not want it in a particular location. Many want it now, and others would see the benefit if it existed. About the only group who would be hurt are the ferry operators. The popularity of the ferries should indicate how useful a bridge or tunnel would be.

I run local events and travel in and out of the area to attend events. Being forced to travel through the city is the worst part of any trip. It is difficult to organize an event on Long Island because so many people simply refuse to drive through NYC to get here.

I'll agree with others that the possibility of it happening are slim to none. That doesn't mean it wouldn't be useful, or that it isn't wanted.
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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I look it at it too as another way off the island in Sandy type event. People in Suffolk are pretty trapped out there. (I know we have ferries, but roadwise, they are trapped)
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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I look it at it too as another way off the island in Sandy type event. People in Suffolk are pretty trapped out there. (I know we have ferries, but roadwise, they are trapped)
I wouldn't be taking a ferry outta here in a Sandy type event......
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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It also fails because of the quality education you’re all getting
I always love when the English police are on duty...
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