What Astorino doesn't mention as he seeks green votes is how much this will cost the taxpayers and how long this project will take. Add to that the small point that EVERY project government undertakes will wind up costing triple the projected costs. This is feel-good crap that doesn’t offer any real savings. Is this another of Astorino's ploys to get re-elected and continue building a power base to set up a run for governor? He's gotta go (although Bramson is no bargain either). We're screwed either way. View Comment
Affordable housing for young professionals? They make more money than I do as an aging-out 60-year old! Anytime affordable housing is mentioned, it has the connotation of welfare recipients = ghetto.
Westchester was developed mostly as residential and now that the feds are trying to Bronxify us, we'll wind up looking like sections of NYC. And, that’s what many elected leaders want, such as Paul “Illegal” Feiner.
This stuff has to stop. The liberal experiment is not working. 47% of the people getting handouts is not the answer. Getting an education and a job is. View Comment
This is another wasted "poll" because you are mixing Village issues with Unincorporated Town issues and the two are separately addressed. The Village issues are addressed by each of those respective Village Boards. The Unincorporated Town’s issues should be handled by their "mayor" Feiner and his Board, but they’re not. Feiner and his minions are simply giving the Town to the developers. They’ve stalled the Comprehensive Plan, cost us millions of dollars in guilty verdicts, millions of dollars in bad business decisions (Frank's Nursery, WestHELP, water department, Toll Brothers, Assisted Living, Westhab, Theodore Young Community Center) and the list goes on and on. Feiner has got to go! Choose Bob Bernstein in the upcoming primary. View Comment
People are lazy. They only come out to vote when it directly affects them. They start all these BS programs that don't work because some "expert" said to do it. The state has unfunded mandates and the school boards everywhere just accept it. It has to stop. Hopefully the voters will come out and say no again, otherwise they are morons. School Boards know if they wear down the public eventually what they ask for will pass. Its good they elected Ted but they also should have elected Justin. View Comment
There is no “On-going battle” between these two companies. GameOn 365, a paper company at that, has offered 1.7 million dollars with the Town carrying the mortgage for 13 years without any, no, none, zip collateral if and when they go out of business. The Town cannot, should not and ought not be a landlord, whether legal or not. But if they were, they should make sure they can recoup our money if GO365 goes bellie-up. House of Sports on the other hand, just spent $20 million in cash to build their facility which is operational, profitable and the envy of GO365. Why Feiner and his questionable Board would meet secretly and cut another back room deal is terrible.
GO365 doesn't have any money, so suing anybody isn't going to happen. Hewitt from GO365 is great at posturing. You can read more about his latest offer at ABetterGreenburgh.blospot.com and see how he's just blowing Feiner-smoke to appear credible. Not so. GO365 needs to just leave. I'll bet Feiner and his Board has already promised to help Hewitt get whatever he wants if he bids the same amount if there is an RFP. View Comment
I also balance what I read from all the media sources, www.ABetterGreenburgh.blogspot.com and comments and letters to editors to try to piece together the truth. I also watch the Town Board meetings. Their silence is deafening as the say. View Comment
Sixth best but not for long. Once HUD sweeps through and ghettoizes all of Westchester, it'll just be another liberal, low income dump. The progressives have failed with their social experimentation. View Comment
Why not have flooding as an issue? Feiner has done NOTHING to address flooding in Fulton Park or the entire Bronx River corridor. If you look outside or into your basement and see rain or water, do we really need this jerk texting us that it's raining outside? Vote him out! View Comment
As a Republican I am endorsing Mr Bernstein, whom I do not know but hope to. I had asked Tim Hays, the RINO Greenburgh Chair who he planned to nominate against Feiner. Not in so many words he said no one! I asked him about Tom Bock and he ignored my question. Westchester Republican Chair Doug Colety says they’ve given up on Greenburgh because its 4 to 1 democrats and they want to spend their time and money where they have a chance to win. Yeah, good luck with that. This is why the Republicans are never going to win. They’ve either given up or are led by losers. Shame on them! Colety and Hays seem only interested in their own power and not the residents. They should quit and walk, no run, away. View Comment
Not necessarily true. When they have an accident and are hurt, it's the ambulance, fire, and police personal that must deal with it. People wearing sea tbelts are typically injured less than those not and are easier to extricate. I recall not being able to get a victim out from under the brake and gas pedals (!) and out from underneath the dash board of a big old American car years ago. The majority of ems and fire personnel are volunteers who use their valuable time to help these people. It puts them more at risk as they must spend more time addressing the victims. They are also the ones who must notify the families if there are any when they are killed or pureed. Its not like seat belts are a new thing. There is no viable excuse not to wear one. View Comment
I voted no not because I'm against it but because the most critical issue was left out of this story again. All of this construction and related paving will increase the impervious space, forcing water runoff into the already overburdened Saw Mill River, the 9A corridor and all the homes and businesses in that area. I'm against this additional overdevelopment until there is really a water management system that will send the water directly to Boulder Ridge or the Atlantic and spare Elmsford, Ardsley and the like from flooding. It doesn't matter how much revenue you generate if you are hurting existing residents. View Comment