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View Poll Results: Most Incompetent Mayors of the last 100 years?
Bill de Blasio (2014-) 40 47.62%
Michael Bloomberg (2002-2013) 5 5.95%
Rudy Giuliani (1994-2001) 6 7.14%
David Dinkins (1990-1993) 23 27.38%
Ed Koch (1978-1989) 6 7.14%
Abraham Beame (1974-1977) 11 13.10%
John Lindsay (1966-1973) 13 15.48%
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (1954-1965) 3 3.57%
Vincent R. Impellitteri (1950-1953) 1 1.19%
William O'Dwyer (1945-1950) 1 1.19%
Fiorello H. La Guardia (1934-1945) 0 0%
John P. O'Brien (1933) 0 0%
Joseph V. McKee (1932) 0 0%
Jimmy Walker (1926-1932) 3 3.57%
John F. Hylan (1918-1925) 0 0%
John P. Mitchel (1914-1917) 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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this is assuming a missile is gonna be launched.......New York at this point in time is almost as safe as foreign international cities like toronto london paris tokyo, etc.....and even those cities and cities like it have crime problems.....youre not going to exterminate crime completely....long as people have the potential to do evil and as long as there is inequality and poverty (which capitalism thrives on)....its not happening....
I don't think Tokyo should be in this list. It is in a different league of safety compared to New York.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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I don't think Tokyo should be in this list. It is in a different league of safety compared to New York.
https://www.nationmaster.com/blog/?p=74

Every country has it's thing. I agree though, the murder rate for Tokyo is ridiculously low given it's population. I think last year it was something like 0.4 per every 100,000. Just ridiculous.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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And do you know what Deblasio's plan is? To pump $12mil into legal defense for those facing eviction. I dont see how this will fix the current problem.

De Blasio proves heís clueless about the homeless crisis | New York Post
The Nazis had a plan for homeless. Liquidation. They slaughtered them. Is that what you want?

Nationally the country should put more into mental health and preventative services. Soup kitchens need to be better funded around the nation as well.

Some of these homeless come to NYC (where they can panhandle and hit up the soup kitchens). If the services they use were better distributed, large cities would see less pressure from the homeless population.

And yes if more poor New Yorkers were kept in their homes with city support, it would reduce the numbers of homeless and be much cheaper than housing them in shelters or SROs.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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From 90-93 there was a noticeable decline. it didnt have the massive declines like in the mid to late 90s but that chart proves the decline in crime had indeed begun and was going to keep declining....in addition to that it takes time to drmatically reduce over 2200 murders, over 100,000 incidents of robbery and burglary....keep in mind 90-93 is a 3 year span so it takes nothing short of an act of god for those numbers to go from 2200 to less than 500 in 3 years.....also remember that giuliani had 2 terms dinkins only had one (it also seems dinkins was his greatest political challenger considering giuliani won in a landslide in 1997)....And im going off strict observation of the facts and figures.....that chart proves the decline in crime and the turnaround started in the dinkins era not giuliani......


PS for anyone reading this...

I also looked at murder stats recently......for 2014 there was 333 murders reported.....do the math that yields 4.1 for every 100 000 people murdered......thats not even higher than 5.....so until that figure goes into the mid-late teens (you dont make the dangerous cities list until that number reaches between 18 and 21 per 100 000) yall need to have a seat with this whole Deblasio's bringing the city back to the crack era....
The biggest drops occurred under RG. Double digit declines. That's not my only gripe with Dinkins. How about that the city financially was doing terribly but enough cash for the famous Pink couch? Remember that? Not one but 2 race riots and a Korean boycott. How about no cash for a Canyon of Hero's welcome for returning war men from the Persian Gulf War but cash for Mandela Canyon Of Hero's? Just a plain old incompetent person. Anyone who thinks Deblazio is leading NYC in the wrong direction hasnt lived during Dinkin's tenure.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Anyone who thinks Deblazio is leading NYC in the wrong direction hasnt lived during Dinkin's tenure.
DeBlah can't get anything done, he's being outsmarted by everyone from the governor to the unions and hoards of slip and fall plaintiffs suing the city. He's handing out your money like it's Christmas 365, but guess what... the money eventually runs out.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: New York City
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https://www.nationmaster.com/blog/?p=74

Every country has it's thing. I agree though, the murder rate for Tokyo is ridiculously low given it's population. I think last year it was something like 0.4 per every 100,000. Just ridiculous.
Totally different culture, very self-policing in many ways
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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Lindsay was horrible. If you think DeBlasio is bad, Lindsay is 1000x worse.

Lindsay basically took a city with a perfect credit rating, virtually no crime, no slummy neighborhoods, labor peace, great transit, and the best public schools in the country, and in one term the city basically turned to a giant Detroit. It was like the most dramatic decline of any first world city in history.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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Read this article and get some knowledge:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/ny...gram.html?_r=0
The homeless problem has nothing to do with affordable housing programs.

The people you see lying on the street around Penn Station aren't lying on the street because they lost their homes. They're junkies, most likely on synthetic marijuana (K2).

Many even have homes; they're lying in the street because the K2 is so potent these days and they're coming down from their high. If you gave them all a free apartment you'd still see them in the street most days.

DBlasio is an idiot, BTW. All these people should be rounded up and arrested for public loitering.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Flushing, NY
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Makes total sense that the front-runners in this poll are where they are...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Rename Municipal Building for Former Mayor David Dinkins - WSJ
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Makes total sense that the front-runners in this poll are where they are...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Rename Municipal Building for Former Mayor David Dinkins - WSJ
You have GOT to be sh*ting me...


The borough of John Lindsay is next I guess. "Manhattan" is so out-dated
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