O Albany -- isn't the governance of New York as corrupt and unresponsive as any other state's?

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this thread has me thinking yes no yes:

#flipyourballot and vote YES on Prop 3 tomorrow. Term limits for Community Boards, even if watered-down, are a step in the right direction.

— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) November 5, 2018

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 13:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

also this Medium article really lands the case for Yes on 3:

https://medium.com/@memosalazar/its-2018-and-new-york-still-doesn-t-care-about-your-vote-e9513bc2aea0

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

I think people's take on the term limit question depends on the character of the neighborhood that they care about. A historically Black neighborhood that's now targeted by developers and speculators is ill served by pushing elders off the board when they know the history and work to protect their community's heritage--but a historically white neighborhood that's now refreshed by immigration but refuses to transition the power structures to represent a now-Chinese or now Arabic-majority community is unrepresentative and inequitable.

I'm getting the sense that Queens is scenario #2 and so is South Brooklyn, but Central Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, ENY, Crown Heights) is the former. In short, IDK but I'm prob going yes-yes-yes.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's an interesting analysis - i definitely think of CBs mostly in terms of old white assholes in manhattan and brooklyn, fighting against bike lanes and bus improvements and having a mixed record at best on fighting gentrification. there may be other scenarios. but i wonder how critical "elders" really are - there are surely young members of endangered communities who'd be interested in serving, and are we really imagining that they'd all be quickly captured by smooth talk from developers (and that no elders have been similarly captured)?

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah I also question that which is why I'm willing to vote Yes on 3 even though my loyalties are with Bed Stuy.

I don't think there's a single white person on CB3, whose meetings I went to for years, and iirc there was no shortage of women leaders either. So the district I'm most familiar with doesn't fit the assumptions. But I've noted for years that while they can hound some cocky white aspiring cocktail bar entrepreneur and make them regret botching their liquor license request, they can't stop gentrification, and new bars still keep opening and filling up with people that are disrespectful to the neighborhood. So I don't know that the "we need elders" argument is that effective.

are we really imagining that they'd all be quickly captured by smooth talk from developers (and that no elders have been similarly captured)?

No I think the "bad" scenario here is pro development puppets and bougie white ppl who can afford to pay 2.5 mil for a brownstone just taking over the community boards and erasing the work of 70 years of community-building.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's a reasonable thing to worry about! hmmm.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

i did end up yes no yes

i also skipped the judges. we shouldn't be fucking voting for judges.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

went at a bad time, but that was chaotically busy

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Wow. Head of NYC Board of Elections tells @azi that long lines (up to 4 hrs!) = ‘robust democracy’:
‘Instead of us looking at that as a negative, we should look at that, “Wow, look at all the people that are coming out to vote!”’ https://t.co/rHgw2KBj7d

— Andy Newman (@andylocal) November 6, 2018

gtfo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 22:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

welcome to the minority caucus, Simcha Felder, you cockroach.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 12:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

what a well-formed joek

As he started a gaggle with reporters a little while ago, Gov. Cuomo joked that he wanted them to take a step back: "Space. We need space. Or I'll bring you all up on charges under the Me Too movement."

This was received awkwardly.

— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) January 9, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 22:37 (five months ago) Permalink

BREAKING: The New York state Senate's Democratic majority has passed a bill to finally establish early voting!

— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) January 14, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:14 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

fuck you

"What happened is the greatest tragedy that I have seen since I have been in government," Andrew Cuomo says of the blown-up Amazon deal.

— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) February 22, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 22 February 2019 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Anybody have an opinion on the Public Advocates?

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 25 February 2019 22:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Jumaane Williams has almost all the prog endorsements + the NYT, will be hard to beat.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 February 2019 22:14 (three months ago) Permalink

The Working Families Party helped Democrats regain power in New York. Now Democrats are trying to kill it. https://t.co/DA0X8KPjb0 by @ryangrim

— Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) March 6, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

now i would just name the thread "laughing at Cuomo"

https://t.co/FTttlF9sUb pic.twitter.com/9SP3pQy3Ot

— 'Weird Alex' Pareene (@pareene) April 8, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 April 2019 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Cuomo speaking and getting a bit...weird. Paraphrasing but: “I can’t refer to a terminal as ‘sexy.’ That opens other questions. Is the terminal male or female? What’s its orientation? How do you touch the terminal?” pic.twitter.com/Hlj5159mPs

— David Slotnick (@David_Slotnick) May 15, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

his instincts are peerless across the board

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:11 (one month ago) Permalink

if he doesn't think buildings can be sexy his imagination is even more impoverished than it seemed

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

“It seems to be that the democratic socialist wing of the Democratic Party is in full control of the state government,” Mr. Martin added. “I think this is the official declaration of that.”https://t.co/ebVxZn0Qu0

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) June 13, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:35 (three days ago) Permalink

“I think I’m sort of a laid back, cool dude in a loose mood," said Andrew Cuomo, just now.

— “loves to mouth off” nolan (@ndhapple) June 14, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 14 June 2019 14:59 (two days ago) Permalink


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