Homeless person creates a problem for the people living at-and- around 72nd Street and 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge --- To those who don’t know, that’s just two small bocks from Marty Golden’s district office
I did two particular comments to the thread following my last post on this log below; and I wanted you all to know how I thought they were important and might be connected. The first dealt with the Brooklyn State Senator doing an event at Father Capodanno Boulevard on Staten island; and the second was about the nuisance problems generated by a homeless man hanging out at 5th Avenue & 72nd Street.
POLITICAL IMPACT OF GOLDEN’S OUT-OF-DISTRICT, OUT OF COUNTY EVENT
Golden’s appearance at the event on Staten Island wouldn’t be at all objectionable if it weren’t for it’s subjective and political implications….. A memorial biker-event for a fallen police officer is actually quite commendable. However, given all that is going on in Staten Island, with active primaries in both the Republican and Conservative parties, Golden needs to understand the significance of his being so up front at the out-of-district, out-of-Brooklyn Staten Island event.
Of course, Marty was probably very well aware of all that, because so many of his closest >>>Brooklyn<<< supporters are active with the players generating those primaries on “The Island.”
No doubt, one of the reasons for State Senator Golden’s, and those close to him, being so adventuresome is that Golden faces no political challenges in his Brooklyn district this year.
HOMELESS ISSUE COMES “HOME” TO ROOST ON GOLDEN’S DOORSTEP
About a week back, John Quaglione, Marty Golden’s staffer, posted a picture on Facebook that showed an intersection near Golden’s District Office as it looked on a summer night. Not apparent in that somewhat attractive picture was the nearby reality of a serious social pathology --- the homeless living out on our streets during this summer of 2016.
BUT THEY WERE CERTAINLY THERE….. As was pointed out by Bob Capano, a GOP candidate for the NYC Council, earlier today. There are problems being caused by a homeless person staying at and around 72nd Street and 5th Avenue --- yes that’s two short blocks from Marty Golden’s district office.
Several comments to my prior post below, were very firm and open in their belief that homelessness was not a problem IN BAY RIDGE; and that BAY RIDGEITES wouldn’t welcome any candidate that strongly addressed the issues created by homelessness in our midst. Sadly, that seems to be the present world view that is prevalent among those working in Marty Golden’s office, such that they were blind and unfeeling as to the manifestation of a serious social pathology festering right on their doorstep.
Much of the commentary appearing on this blog appear to be from Golden and Quaglione supporters --- and it’s from that class of people that negative views about Capano’s raising the issues of homelessness both near and far have been expressed. It’s also those very same folks that repeatedly tout their Brooklyn GOP State Senator’s political dominance in Kings County and his growing power elsewhere around the state -- no doubt, now including Staten Island.
Unfortunately, especially for them, their insights into the social realities of Bay Ridge and nearby communities, as well as the political clout of their local patron are seriously flawed. Political predictions whether as to: the definition of the changing boundaries of the political battlefield; identification of issues in their home district or possible elective outcomes in future races are seriously flawed as a result.