Thursday, July 6, 2017

Did somebody tell John Quaglione to get lost ? -- OR -- Is he trying to get the rest of us lost, or at least off of his trail/ tail ???


Is this JQ's idea of a good idea ?  ---  Having an anti-Citibike demonstration at the corner of Clinton & Congress Streets, in deep Downtown Brooklyn

For those unfamiliar with Brooklyn,  that is >>> MILES & MILES & MILES <<< outside of his boss's State Senate District and also the City Council District in which he is running  ---  So what's up with the far away venue for this demo ???

More important than that, Johnny Cakes doesn't even seem to comprehend the whole problem of Mayor de Blasio's pro-bike,  anti-auto policies, and what they are doing to traffic in and around Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and surrounding neighborhoods


The best place to start our discussion of Quaglione's approach to the new New York City bikerism is to look at his own very recent words on the subject.  Here's a copy of the Quaglione "Media Advisory" about Friday's far off demonstration:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY
July 6, 2017
Contact: Alina Agusti (631) 525-8486; (212) 725-2378

 John Quaglione, Candidate for New York City Council, Calls for Community Approval of CitiBike Expansion
“We believe CitiBike is great for our community, as long as it doesn't take away our parking spaces,” says John Quaglione, Candidate for City Council’s 43rd District
What: John Quaglione will stand with local residents and members of Community Board 10, June Johnson, to offer practical solutions for CitiBike expansion, while keeping premium parking areas in the 43rd district and involving the community in the decision making process.
When: Friday, July 7th at 11 AM
Where: The intersection of Clinton Street & Congress Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Who: John Quaglione, Candidate for City Council District 43 and June Johnson , member of Community Board 10.

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As my headlines above clearly wonder,  what the heck is Mr. Q.  ---  the media master ---  up to now.  Why hold this media event in the middle of some other Brooklyn neighborhood instead of here at home in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, lower B-hurst or Bath Beach ???

CITIBIKE IS ONLY A SMALL PART OF THE CITY'S RECENT EXPANSION OF PRO-BIKE POLICIES


The "Citibike" issue is only one small part of the TRAFFIC  PROBLEM created by Mayor de Blasio's new New York City bikerism  ---  the bigger problem is the traffic snarl already created by bike lanes on major commercial avenues,  which cause delivery trucks to double park out to the center line on many thoroughfares, while attempting to avoid tickets for blocking bike lanes.  

A smaller scale, but still annoying  problem is the effect of the bike lanes on side streets around our neighborhood during alternate side parking days.

Maybe John Q. Republican will address all of this in his appearance downtown tomorrow  ---  but I sure won't be there to watch and listen,  who wants to risk falling asleep that far away from home.....


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

95% chance of rain at 11:00 am today. Hope Q brings his waterwings.

Anonymous said...

obviously Q is on to higher office.

Anonymous said...

That's straight out of the now Senator Charles Schumer playbook. When in the assembly, he was also out around Brooklyn in the wider congressional district, and when in congress he was all around the city, occasionally out on The Island, and sometimes even upstate.
How did all of that work out for Chuck?

Anonymous said...

Chuck Schumer was made a U.S. Senator by Mike Long and the Conservative Party. By the late 90s, D'Amato was way passed his 'sell by' date, up to his ears in scandals and generally despised around the state by everybody, except for the Conservative Party grass eaters.
Instead of easing the Fonze out like many around governor Pataki wanted, largely because of the Conservative Party firewall, D'Amato ran once more for re-election and lost by a double-digit landslide.

Anonymous said...

Will some of you come back to earth. Comparing Q to Schumer is not exactly on point. Schumer went from the State Assembly to the House to the Senate.

Q went from losing a record breaking loss for City Council to a second record breaking loss. Not exactly a similar fact pattern.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "LET'S BE FAIR TO JOHN Q." EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 10:03 AM

AT "THE BROOKLYN INDEPENDENT GOP FOUNTAINHEAD" WE TRY TO BE FAIR TO EVERYBODY, FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE, BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY WE ROLL.....


To be fair, I think that John Q. had one and only one record breaking loss..... That puts him behind Bob Capano, Lucretia Regina-Potter and Jim McCall in that department.....

That's either good or bad company, depending on with whom you are talking.....

Anonymous said...

1 or 2 record breaking losses is not the issue. The point is Q losses. Schumer never lost. And what has changed with Q? Whats changed with capano?

Anonymous said...

Wait a Gailalicious minute!
What's up with all this bias and bigotry against losers. Most of my friends are losers.
A lot of us losers read this blog, and I think I need to speak up for them. All the losers from this end of Brooklyn are entitled to representation on the New York City Council just like the losers everywhere else in this city.

Anonymous said...

oh boy

Anonymous said...

Alina Augusti works for Hank Sheinkopf.

Anonymous said...

If the debate is whether Quaglione lost bigger than capano, well you can figure out how it ends.

Anonymous said...

Is Sheinkopf Quaglione's consultant ?

Anonymous said...

Well Quaglione will win big time making McCabe the biggest loser of any primary

Anonymous said...

I dont recall McCabe ever losing.

Anonymous said...

McCabe will lose big time to Q on Sept 12

Anonymous said...

The only thing consistent in this race is Staten Island Bob comes in third.

Anonymous said...

Whos talking about bob? ? This is about Q and Orlando kicking Obrien and Liams ass big time

Anonymous said...

Clinton and Congress streets are not in Bay Ridge? I hear brownstone brooklyn is packed with Republicans. Everything I know I learned from Arnaldo.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "NOW, WE'RE GETTING REAL HIGH QUALITY COMMENTS" EDITION

TO EVERYBODY AFTER THE LAST "SHEINKOPF" COMMENT

You guys have reached new levels of keen penetrating insight and fine intellectual nuance.

Your parents must be so proud.....

And I have to ask this: Are you still using your "Star Wars" lunch boxes to bring your lunch to school or work ???

Anonymous said...

Maverick felt the need for speed.....

I feel the need to relieve my flatulence.....

-- Jim

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE “ ‘MEDIA MASTER’ JOHN QUAGLIONE STRIKES AGAIN -- BIG TIME” EDITION

QUAGLIONE’S CITIBIKE EVENT WASN’T PATHETIC --- IT WAS PATHETIC ON STEROIDS --- AT LEAST THAT”S HOW IT LOOKED ON >>> HIS OWN <<< SOCIAL MEDIA [THE PHOTO OF JOHN & COMPANY IN THE RAIN IS WORTH, NOT 1000, BUT 10,000 WORDS]

THIS CITIBIKE THING SHOWS THAT JOHN QUAGLIONE JUST DOESN’T GET IT --- ABOUT THE BIKES OR ANYTHING ELSE --- HE THINKS THIS IS ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY PLANNING BOARD 10'S PEROGATIVES AND SENSIBILITIES >>>> AND AFTER ALL THE SONG AND DANCE IN THE RAIN, HE SAYS HE >>> FAVORS <<< THE CITIBIKE PROGRAM AND ITS EXPANSION

Here’s John Q. in his own words (From Facebook “John Quaglione Calls for Community Approval of CitiBike Expansion” @John Quaglione for City Council 2017 [https://www.facebook.com/Q4U2017/photos/a.1375481619140763.1073741828.1374207732601485/1519360858086171/?type=3&theater]):

“John Quaglione Calls for Community Approval of CitiBike Expansion…. ‘We believe CitiBike is great for our community, as long as it doesn't take away our parking spaces,’ says John Quaglione, Candidate for City Council’s 43rd District….
Brooklyn, NY- Today, at 11 AM John Quaglione stood in front of a CitiBike stand on the intersection of Clinton St & Congress St in Brooklyn, NY to offer practical solutions to avoid a further decrease in valuable parking spaces in the 43rd district…. ‘There is a way to accommodate drivers and bikers, and find a solution without creating more problems for local residents and shop owners.’ said Quaglione. ‘Citi Bike should be built on sidewalks, not parking spaces, but more importantly bike station sites must be approved by our Community Board.’… Downtown Brooklyn’s brownstone areas, known for its shopping, restaurants, parks, and landmark buildings installed a Citi Bike station every two blocks. The Citi Bike station has taken parking spots already in short supply and the lack of parking disincentives shoppers and visitors from making the trip. Quaglione is running for City Council in the 43rd district, which encompasses bustling Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Bath Beach. He warns the same thing will happen there without more local Community Board oversight…. ‘Our neighborhoods already suffer from a shortage of parking spaces,’ said Quaglione. ‘Citi Bike can be a great incentive to reduce traffic and promote a healthy lifestyle, however, our families and businesses that need a car for their livelihood should not have to suffer because of Citi Bike expansion. If elected to City Council, I will not allow even one parking space to be taken by CitiBike.’… Quaglione suggested some locations for Citi Bike stations in his 43rd district to avoid the problems seen in Downtown Brooklyn. Among them: Shore Road, the 69 Street Pier, and sidewalks near parks - as long as the sidewalks are wide enough and do not interfere with accessibility…. ‘It's only right that we have some say.’ said June Johnson, of Community Board 10. ‘What Citi Bike is doing is great, but just because they have the money to buy up premium parking spots doesn’t mean they should be allowed to. I support Mr. Quaglione because I know he’ll be an advocate for us in City Hall once the expansion happens. There’s a smarter way to do this.’… The finalized Citi Bike expansion plan estimates growth to 750 stations by the end of 2017."

Anonymous said...

Tokyo has lots of bikes.

You wanna be like Tokyo. Its a sunny day. Try walking around with a paper umbrella.

Anonymous said...

New York doesn't have lots of bikes, but it does have plenty of cars, trucks and taxi cabs. So let's put an over abundance of dedicated bike lanes on key avenues and side streets, so we can see what happens.
One thing that is happening is delivery trucks are parking outside of the bike lanes, and guess what that does to two-way traffic. Sometimes it causes non-rush hour gridlock even here in Bay Ridge.
Quaglione says he favors that -- what an idiot.