Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mayor Bill DeBlasio makes negative news once again. Is anyone surprised?

Dear Readers,

Do you all remember the long and anguished fight to save our local hospital, LICH? 

"Are Downtown Brooklyn residents in danger of dying in an ambulance? Help Keep LICH OPEN!"


"Brooklyn Fights for Its Life but Sees Death on the Way to the Hospital" LINK

Do you remember when then Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio deliberately used his supposed protest of the hospital's sale to get an invaluable mayoral campaign photograph of himself in a police car? (See image below.)

Finally do you remember the seems of betrayal you felt when the MAYOR DeBlasio did not follow through on his words to the community?

"Bill DeBlasio Has No Regrets About Declaring LICH Saved"

Above: Bill de Blasio, then the New York City public advocate and a candidate for mayor, outside the hospital in July 2013. Credit Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times

Perhaps you got one of those letters of solace Mayor DeBlasio's then not for profit (now defunct) 'Campaign for One New York' paid to have publicized?

The letter was written by a former Executive Committee member of the once somewhat 
active Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association (aka CGNA)

It's goal was apparently to appease the angry and disappointed local residents. 

By the time the letter was distributed, the CGNA no longer held meetings, no longer put out any neighborhood bulletins nor hosted any public "forums" to discuss community concerns.

It was, in short, an extremely odd and very unsuccessful attempt at placating the community. 

To learn that this intended piece of propaganda was in fact financed,
indeed, produced, by Bill de Blasio's Campaign for One New York says a great deal about the Mayor's true plans and intentions for LICH and as a byproduct, the health and welfare of all of us. 

"Is DeBlasio the Next to Go?" (see half way down the page)
Well, now the times they are a changing and the Feds are looking into that dubious LICH sale.   Please read the latest in the NY Times and NY Daily News Articles (below). Finally!

Is CG CORD surprised? Not even one tiny bit. Are you?

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NY Times
Brooklyn Hopsital's Sale, Backed by DeBlasio and Cuomo, Is Drawing Federal Scrutiny

New York Daily News
Feds Investigating Mayor DeBlasio's involvement in sale of Lonh Island College Hospital


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........