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Old 10-18-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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i wish these hwys got built.......these would be CONVIENIENT!

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Old 10-18-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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no no no, when nyers act like obnoxious, entitled, abrasive cry-babies, they're just expressing their unique, charming, much-beloved, iconic regional culture. Just ask them!
true
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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You can find decent candidates by reading the other thread that brought out the rent regulation and modest income folk bashers - surely transplants (at best).
Agree check out those threads.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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i wish these hwys got built.......these would be CONVIENIENT!

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Agreed.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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The transplants are often better people than the natives. How about that for an unpopular opinion.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:48 PM
 
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Have said this before, it isn't a "policy" per se but rather a requirement mandated by NYS's constitution. That document requires the state and thus by extension local governments *MUST* provide for the poor.

NYS courts have ruled that mandate covers housing so yes, NYC and NYS are the only places in the United States where housing is a constitutionally protected mandate and that long as you are on such soil you are covered.

NYC has entered into various consent decrees over this matter for which the administrations of Bloomberg and Rudy G. before him were hauled into court by this or that group supporting the homeless claiming they were back tracking from their promises.

The only way to reverse this would be to remove or alter the constitution mandate, that just won't happen long as Democrats control the Assembly.
I read an article in the NYT about how NYC spends about 300M a year on shelters because of that NYS law promising to everyone. So the city has to spend insane amount of money putting people in hotels if there isn't space in a shelter, otherwise they'll get sued. Again. I think the city gets in trouble if people aren't placed somewhere within 24hrs. What I didn't know was NY was the only state that had such a law.

So an unpopular opinion - remove that law. It will save the city hundreds of millions of dollars each year and gives some breathing room to come up with a sensible solution. Or maybe that idea is popular with the taxpayers but not with the politicians.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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Staten Island should just become part of NJ. It makes no sense that it's the only borough that you have to pay to get into when it's not even worth paying to get into.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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Staten Island should just become part of NJ. It makes no sense that it's the only borough that you have to pay to get into when it's not even worth paying to get into.

Speak for yourself.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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Speak for yourself.
Hey this is supposed to be the unpopular opinion thread, right?

Both of my brothers live there, numerous friends and my niece is in a hospital there. I still limit my visits because of the damn toll.
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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Hey this is supposed to be the unpopular opinion thread, right?

Both of my brothers live there, numerous friends and my niece is in a hospital there. I still limit my visits because of the damn toll.
Sadly because while was born and raised on SI with plenty of family/friends still residing do not qualify for a resident discount (live in Manhattan) so pay the same tolls as anyone else. If you have an EZ-Pass that brings the cost down a bit but can see your point.

Quite honestly I weigh the joys and benefits of going "home" versus the cost and often decide would rather spend a day this or that event/house than elsewhere and thus suck it up. *LOL*

Actually my costs are often higher because usually come back to Manhattan through New Jersey if say was West of Todt Hill. I mean if you are in Graniteville or MH just cannot cope with the SIE, Gowanus, BQE, Battery Tunnel then FDR home.
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