NYC Promises Better Response For Next Snowfall

To Deploy 'Scout' Teams To Send Back Video Of Accumulations

NEW YORK (CBS New York) — The storm that’s just hours away from dropping even more snow on the tri-state may be nothing compared to the blizzard, but no one’s taking any chances.

Some areas north of New York City could see another foot of snow.

1010 WINS Reporter Stan Brooks with a brusque Mayor Bloomberg on his snow plans

1010 WINS’ John Montone on the blizzard fallout

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb on the investigation

PHOTO GALLERIES: Blizzard Slams East Coast | User-Submitted Pictures

New York City crews say they are at the ready and spent hours Thursday getting more than 1,700 plows and trucks prepared.

It was the same story elsewhere in the tri-state, like in North Hempstead on Long Island, where workers loaded up salt and sand spreaders. In New Jersey, crews were busy getting more than 250 plows and spreaders ready along the New Jersey Turnpike in Secaucus.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised that this storm will be different, vowing that the city will be prepared to clear all the snow. He’s also making big changes in how the city responds, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.

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Preparing for the Next Storm

 “I don’t think anything is going to change on my block,” Vincent Barba, of Queens Village, told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey. “The plows won’t come for three four days, and people will have to just try to dig themselves out.”

“I thought that the mayor didn’t respond the way he should’ve,” Midtown resident Greg Lord said. “I thought he should’ve been more assertive, and I thought he should have at least apologized and try to make amends.”

The mayor was doing everything he could Thursday to let residents know that last week’s blizzard blunder wasn’t going to happen again.

“I realize there were problems with the city’s snow-cleaning efforts last week,” Bloomberg said. “We want to assure all New Yorkers that we are doing everything in our power to make sure we don’t experience those kinds of problems again.”

To make sure it doesn’t happen again, the mayor is really shaking up the response. Scout teams will now be deployed, able to send live video back to the command center, which will give supervisors “eyes” on any problems as they happen.

GPS devices with two-way capability will also be installed in 50 trucks in Brooklyn, and one in Queens, in a pilot program for instant response to any issues that arise. All sanitation workers – 5,900 of them – will also get re-training on snow emergencies.

 LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney on preparations in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx

WCBS 880 Reporter Marla Diamond talks with Brooklyn residents bracing for the next snowstorm

“We will have the availability of 1,700 plows, should we get into a plowing storm tonight,” Sanitation Department Commissioner John Doherty said.

“Demonizing public workers all around the city, I think it’s a travesty that this billionaire thinks he’s ‘the Big Boss’ – and we, the people, are the ones who are suffering,” Park Slope resident Tom Gogan said.

Mayor Bloomberg Under Pressure in Blizzard Backlash

Despite promises that things will be different this time around, heads rolled in the Department of Sanitation Thursday as Mayor Bloomberg took action to avoid another catastrophe – and it could be just the beginning of the purge, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

“Department of Sanitation Commissioner Doherty, as you may know, also made some management and personnel changes in Brooklyn that will help fix some of the problems we identified during last week’s storm,” Bloomberg said.

The first casuality of the blizzard response fallout was Emergency Management Services Chief John Peruggia, demoted because of a disastrous backlog of 1,400 911 calls at the height of the storm. Abdo Nahmod, who has been overseeing the department’s Emergency Medical Dispatch, will replace Peruggia, who held the top job for six years, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano announced.

Also facing intense criticism was Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, who was out of town when the storm hit and in charge of clearing the snow that stayed piled up for days.

“I just thought that it was time to have a fresh look,” Bloomberg said. “Since things didn’t work out as well as we had hoped, it’s time to have somebody else come in – and sometimes, a new guy can do it better.”

Closer Look at Issues with Current EMS Trucks

Sources also tell CBS 2 that Joseph Bruno, commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management, is on thin ice with the mayor.

Bloomberg reportedly blames Bruno for failing to declare a snow emergency, failing to recall city workers until nine hours after the blizzard began, and for failing to find a way to tow cars, fire trucks and ambulances that got stuck in the snow.

“It’s not my decision to decide who does or does not lose their jobs,” said Patrick Bankhen of the EMS union. “In my opinion, the commissioner of OEM [dropped the ball].”

Bloomberg has directed Skip Funk, the citywide director of emergency communications, to examine why the communications and dispatching system failed.

The mayor is also restructuring Brooklyn sanitation districts after what many considered a disastrous response to the storm.

Streets went unplowed for days, particularly in the outer boroughs. Rumors of an intentional work slowdown were gaining traction as some streets remained boxed in by snowbanks and trash was still piled high on sidewalks.

Yvonne Freeman waited three hours for an ambulance before dying of respiratory complications while her daughter, Laura, watched.

“I’m dialing 911 and there’s no 911. That’s all I know how to say,” Laura Freeman said.

One woman with a broken ankle waited 30 hours for an ambulance. Another woman waiting for help gave birth to an unconscious child who was declared dead later at the hospital.

The big question of the day is why Commissioner Doherty made the changes at all after he praised the Sanitation Department’s handling of the blizzard.

“From my point of view, they get an A-plus,” he said. “From the public’s point of view, we did probably a C-minus.”

“John Doherty’s job is to, for most of the sanitation workers – I hope all, but most – who worked as hard as they could, take great pride in what they do for the city, he said that he had a great deal of respect for them by giving them that grade,” Bloomberg said. “I told you my grade for the city was ‘unsatisfactory,’ and we’re going to do better next time.”

The Department of Sanitation had already salted subway steps Thursday night in advance of Friday’s expected snowfall, and Roosevelt Island resident Ted Gandy said he trusts the City won’t go under again.

“In fact, I walked out of my office today and there was salt all over the street, like they already laid it to make sure that they don’t blow it this time, so that’s good,” Gandy said.

Now, New Yorkers are just hoping that the mayor is right, and that things really will be different this time around – but they’re not holding their breath.

“I don’t think they’ll be ready,” East Flatbush resident Prince Woodard said. “From the results of last time, I just don’t think so.”

MTA Cancels Weekend Subway Work
Due to the predicted snow, the MTA has cancelled weekend subway work. The following closures, however, remain in effect.

1: At all times until August 2011, Bronx-bound 1 trains skip Dyckman Street due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may ride to 207th Street, use a free MetroCard transfer to the downtown 1 and ride back to Dyckman Street.

A: At all times until 5 a.m. January 25, 2011, Manhattan-bound A trains skip Beach 25th, Beach 44th and Beach 67th Streets due to station rehabilitations.

Q: At all times until Fall 2011, the Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Avenue M and Avenue H stations are closed for rehabilitation.

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One Comment

  1. Common Sense says:

    After our city wasn’t able to handle this past snow storm and garbage still hasn’t been picked up since almost Christmas, this just shows how easy of a target we are for terrorist attacks.

    1. pogo the clown says:

      maybe the terrorists are creating the blizzards. terrorist snow is scary.

  2. Captain Obvious says:

    great press opportunity for the mayor.

    get some pictures and video of him sitting behind the wheel of a snow plow – make it seem like he’s taking charge, but he’s still one of the guys.

    this will help to boost his image.

  3. T Real says:

    I thought New Yorkers loved unions, high taxes and big government.

    This is exactly the government y’all deserve.

  4. angryNY says:

    these government workers will never do anything right unless they hear cracking of the whip, or heads start rolling and their cushy jobs they complain about is on the line.

  5. Mel says:

    Mike seems to get it now……the salt goes on the roads;stop focusing on the salt in the little shakers on the restaurant tables.

  6. Thomas A Cerafice Sr says:

    I have a few more things to say now that my hair is standing up. If the Mayor doesn’t call a snow emergency, the men can’t go to work. If they call it to late how
    are the men supposed to get to work? In the years I was on, I walked, hitchhiked, stopped trucks plowing to give me rides, if the citzens can’t get out of their houses, the sanitation man HAS to get out of his no matter what. Your phone never stops ringing with the garage calling you to get your ass in, and we all went, if not to our garage then to any garage close to your house. A snow emergency had to be declared in order for you to work in another garage, because until then they had a quota of how many men could work. If the mayor called a snow emergency late, then it’s his fault. Now for a slow down, it is almost impossible to slow down when plowing snow. Number 1 even if your foremen looked the other way, there are District supers, Asst boro supers, boro supers, snow supers, the audit squad, city supers, plus all the other city agencies watching. I don’t know why Bloomberg isn’t saying this or the Commish Doherty, I’m just an old retired SanMan.

    1. Michael says:

      This is exactly why the DOS should be axed and the snow removal (and trash pick-up) should be done by contractors who know how to get things done.

  7. Becky says:

    What about the promised garbage pickup by the end of the week. In Whitestone the last pickup was 12/22 and the last rcycling pickup was 12/18. Our trash is piling up and there has been no truck in sight in Whitestone this week. With the sorm tomorrow they have another excuse.

    1. Becky says:

      Sorry for the typos. …snow tomorrow

    2. carol says:

      I agree. We haven’t seen a plow in Whitestone for weeks. What happened to their promises to pick up this week? Whitestone was overlooked with the plowing and now the trash pickup. 😦

    3. John says:

      I guess your property taxes help pay to keep the mayor’s block clean…not yours.

  8. Tommy says:

    I like peanuts !

    1. pogo the clown says:

      me too – peanuts are awesome!

  9. jpeditor says:

    If CBS had any real reporters they would be comparing the amount of time Bloomberg’s staff spent prepping for the last storm compared to how much time they spent prepping the mosque at Ground Zero with the Community Board and their PR.

    Or will CBS just delete this comment as well.

  10. Craig Morgan says:

    the city promises a better response? how difficult is that. ? last response was absolutley horrible. the next response has to be better.

  11. Morty says:

    Why can’t the city send out their investigators and speak to people to see if anyone saw any plow on streets that were not touched for days. Everyone in Brooklyn knows the workers were playing around and drinking coffee and beer for hours on end and laughing all the way to the bank. Fire all the supervisors and make these lazy bums pay for what they did. Put a survey on how many New Yorkers think people should lose their job of this tragedy that cost people their lifes.

  12. EJ Stevens says:

    people love to complain whenever there is a big snow or a big rain storm that the city should have done more.
    there was a LOT more snow than usual, (and even though I do believe the Sanitation workers werent working as hard as they could have been) where does that snow all go? you plow a city street and push the snow either into the cars on the side of the road, or to the end of the street.. then where to? its not as easy as moving snow in the burbs where you have more space to move it…

    the snow also fell fast, even if you had the plows out early and pushing snow like crazy, there’s a limit for how much any snow plow can push… you need bucket loaders, which is what ended up happening (and what the snow belt uses to move the high volumes of snow)

    finally, it is so tragic that anyone died because of an ambulance not being able to make a call. I’ll never argue that.
    what I will argue is with idiots using 911 for a ride to the hospital for case of the sniffles, tying up the resources for the truly injured or dying.
    – and how many people would sit waiting for an ambulance before they took matters into their own hands… the closest hospital to me is about 45 blocks, but if I was in dire straits, I would call my neighbors or someone to help me, and find a way to get there. having my ass dragged on a sled by neighbors (and paying them for it ) would be a lot better than sitting around for 30 hours complaining that an ambulance couldnt come get me

  13. cozycue says:

    Well that shouldn’t be hard since there will be 24 inches less of it!!!

  14. Larry Schwarz says:

    If the city cant handle this then bring in people from the snowbelt (Buffalo) to help and teach city sanitation workers how to clear snow.Obviously they went down streets without clearing snow,so they dont know how to remove snow.4 to 8 inches are expected.While treacherous driving should be expected,not a single street should be impassable.

    1. Thomas A. Cerafice says:

      in the late 70’s Buffalo New York got snowed in the City Sanitation Dept went in convoy to Buffalo and we dug them out, we rescued a U.S. Coast Guard station, brought them water, and cleaned their streets. Nobody repeat Nobody cleans snow like the NYC Sanitation Dept.

      1. David Flores says:

        you go thatt right buddy, nobody does a lousy job like those bums did last week, on purpose i might say.

  15. Thomas A. Cerafice says:

    The plow is in that position because they are spring loaded, if you hit a big chunk of ice or an raised manhole cover the plow is made to collapse so it doesn’t break. There is no way for an sanitation man or woman to put the plow in that position, the reporter should have checked why the plow was like that.
    Also when the plow collapses like that the truck usual fishtails and the rear end of the truck hits parked cars. CHECK IT OUT B4 MAKING STUPID COMMENTS.
    Thomas A. Cerafice retired sanman.

    1. EJ Stevens says:

      well said Thomas, the only thing that might have happened (having only seen .5 seconds of the video) is that the springs failed, leaving the plow flopped down without springing back into place. At least the driver was attempting to push the snow with the blade rather than raising the plow and heading back to the shop.

    2. DJ says:

      Thomas A. Cerafice, get a clue man, you have your head so far up the unions ass, why don’t you ask them why they can’t pick up the trash at the same time,
      they use freeking garbage trucks for plows already.

      1. Thomas A Cerafice Sr says:

        well I don’t usually dumb questions but I’ll make an exception for you. The snow comes 1st, how long you living in NY?. The garbage comes last. The streets are divided up into three parts. Primary, secondary, third. Major highways, avenues, expressways, and parkways go 1st. Than minor avenues and all streets with police stations, fire houses,, hospitals are done, and redone until they are clean. Than comes the side streets. they are always done last in a major snow storm. for the info of all, over 10″ of snow and the city hires private constructions companies, and people with trucks, plus laborers, where do you think the snow thats plowed goes? in somebodies house? it has to be carted away, since the EPA ruled you can’t dump it in the ocean anymore, because it’s polluting the ocean. Now that there are 2 men on a truck you should try and pick up garbage over snow banks. I bet the union would be glad to hear I;m up their ass,. They didn’t think so when I was on the job,. Jerki.

  16. rsdofny says:

    Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

    You should fire from the head of the Sanitation dept down to the actual workers until order can be restored in the city. There is no excuse of slacking and not doing anything.

  17. Nicky Newark says:

    It’s obvious from the WCBS reports that Bloomberg got burned by the union.

    1. DS says:

      they will be out there ‘just like last time?’ That sounds like a threat. After what i saw last time, with the idiots destroying parked cars, leaving people to die and more, I don’t want to see it again like ‘Last Time.’

  18. ray says:

    For all the high taxes in NYNY, it’s amazing they can’t run snowplows and garbage trucks. Guess they have to spend so much money tracking trans fats in their food.

  19. karma5230 says:

    Bloomberg is no liberal.

    1. Nicky Newark says:

      Bloomberg is a malignant narcissist just like his incompetent buddy Obama.

      1. Ventura_Guy says:

        yah got that right in aces and spades

    2. SerfOfObama says:

      He’d have to take a 10-hour flight toward the right to become a left-wing lunatic. However, he WASN’T to blame for the pathetic response…typical union thuggery at its finest, lost lives and all….

  20. Disgusted says:

    They are making EMS the scapegoats. They couldn’t move thanks to a Mayor and his top advisors who never decalred a snow emergency and thanks to the snitation department who did an “A+” job of snow removal.

  21. AtlasObjectivist says:

    It’s unfortunate, but this is what you get when liberals like Bloomberg are put in charge – someone who is more concerned with regulating your sodium intake over keeping the streets clean and safe.

    If you want true leadership, look to the governor of and New Jersey and learn.

    1. DS says:

      From what I remember, they were in just as bad shape over there, if not worse in some spots as we were in NY. If that’s what you call true leadership, then I really am getting worried. There are a few mental institutions that can help people like you.

  22. MIke K. says:

    You had better “show up”. Or less.

  23. Bill says:

    Government and private unions have been taken over by socialists, lying liberals, and thugs. Read about Andy Stern SEIU and Richard Trumka president of the AFL-CIO.

  24. GWB/nyc says:

    Mr. Mayor, some of the drifts may be up to three feet deep- don’t get in over your head again.

  25. NYCSnowPile says:

    I guess no one ever gave a thought that the problem is not the mayor, but the people. You can’t run a city like you run a company, hire and fire people for poor performances. All those people that were hired to do their jobs are the ones that failed NYC, the people want them fired but Union Officials will never let that happen, nor will corrupt politicians.

    1. Ventura_Guy says:

      10 – 4

  26. Bizzle says:

    The story says that streets went unplowed “for days”… Actually, and unfortunately, I am not exaggerating when I say that NONE of the side streets in Brooklyn between Flatbush and Nostrand Avenue where EVER plowed. Not a single time. Ever.

    1. DS says:

      Somehow, I don’t doubt it.

  27. Pat says:

    Hey Michael an illegal job action not 20 inches of snow cost two infants their lives. Are you calling them whinning babies? The union thugs were making their overtime and were out on the streets but they didn’t do their jobs. The mayor is the one who is called for the head of EMS to resign, not the public, and the other Dept heads will probably roll. If Bloomy actually went after the union thugs then people wouldn’t be so upset. How many needless deaths does it take to upset you?

    1. MIke K. says:

      Somebody had better be god damned glad those weren’t my babies.

      I would not bother with the courts. I’d “unilaterally” handle it with my Louisville Slugger.

      And that’s a promise.

      1. d says:

        Amen brotha!

  28. Larry Schwarz says:

    This is not going to be that big a storm.If the New York area were to get another big one like Dec 26th that will be the test.

  29. robert swist says:

    How did Bloomberg make billions.? I thought that took some smarts.New York ,like Chicago, is really F….ed UP.

  30. adm454 says:

    Is the trash STINK wafting up to Bloomberg’s precious little nose?

  31. Michael says:

    You whining babies really make me laugh. A few inches of snow and your little lives come to a screeching halt? And you’re all calling for the Mayor to resign, the Sanit Commissioner to resign? It’s snow, people!! It has happened before, and it’ll happen again. The same idiots who used to whine about having to pay plow drivers overtime to sit and wait for the snow are now killing DSNY for not paying them the overtime required to sit and wait for the storm to hit. You can’t have it both ways. Either pay up or grab a shovel and clear the streets yourselves. STFU and enjoy the snow! Lastly, of course the Mayor’s and Sanit Commish’s streets were plowed and cleared first. It’s one of the many perks of being in their position and not in your lowly lives.

    1. JessicaB says:

      I have an idea. How about you stop wishing you were a NYer while you live in some lame ass town somewhere while reading our local news? I dont know if you have ever been here, but our city relies on mass transit. Mass transit that was SHUT DOWN after 2 feet of snow (not a few inches) remained on roads and sidewalks. Bloomberg should have called a state of emergency so that cars would remain off the roads. See here we dont get in our gass guzzlers and trot off to work. We WALK and take BUSSES and TRAINS to work every day. When those systems shut down, business shuts down. Not to mention I live in Queens, our garbage has STILL not been picked up. SO please how about you get in your car in whatever lame ass town your in and go get yourself a #2 and stop talking about what you apparently dont know.

      1. SIMPERFIDELIS says:

        New York is a lame ass city. Sorry you have to take public transit to your job, but it is your choice. New York city was at one point a very resilient and dutiful citizen population. the fact that you allowed union thugs to hold up your “snow removal” proves the city is corrupt and dishonest. last i checked there were around 15 million people that live in NYC. Pick up a shovel and clear the snow yourself. or are you to good for that because you live in NY?

    2. Amy says:

      WOW. CLEARLY you have NO idea what actually went on here last week.

      1. Amy says:

        Hey Simperfidelis, show me a time NYC EVER had close to 15 million people…

      2. SIMPERFIDELIS says:

        sorry, nyc population of 8 million, population on greater nyc area 15 million. obviously that is off topic. However,i have been through several blizzards, a couple were much worse than the one that hit the east cost last week. i have never waited for someone else to clear MY street. as per your trash problem? SERIOUSLY? That just proves your reliance on municipal workers, the ones that YOU elected. Last, how come no other city in the nation cries so much when 20″ of snow fall. that happens in chicago at least 10 times a year.

    3. Kal-El says:

      Simperfidelis, obviously you know nothing about NYC and what its like to live in this great city. Good for you that you’ve been through several blizzards, you want a doggy biscuit for it? You want to sound tough and like you know it all because you’re behind a keyboard, but the simple fact is you could never handle a city like New York so STFU!!

  32. Pat says:

    Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, who was in charge of clearing the snow, and Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Bruno who didn’t declare a snow emergency. Bull GPS units are on the plows and showed the streets as plowed. The men in charge had no way of knowing the plows were raised up and the streets were never cleared. Fire anyone who participated in this illegal job action, take away their pensions and throw them in jail. People died and the union knew darn well that would happen. Too bad they got their panties in a knot because they were demoted to ordinary worker from supervisor. They still had a job with a good salary and excellent benefits and pensions while milllions are looking for any job at all these days.

  33. James Andrews says:

    City Hall still refuses to say who was in charge during the last snow storm. The Mayor is required to designate a deputy when he is out of town but all the deputy Mayor seem to have been out of town as well. City Hall will only say the Mayor was in contact during the storm.

    Why are they covering it up? Did the Mayor leave the city with no one iin charge while people died waiting for ambulances?

    1. MIke K. says:

      Yes. So what are NYers going to to about it? Unilateral retaliation is in order here. People died due to corruption and greed. Somebody had better be god damned glad I don’t live there.

    2. DS says:

      Didn’t the mayor from here and Nj go to Disneyland this time? reminds me of the moron who was speaking just a while ago on this site. ‘Example of real leadership’ i believe were his words. He was saying we should have aspired to be New Jerseyites. Next time, let’s do that. Instead of staying for the snow, let’s go to Disneyland!

  34. Pat says:

    Bloomberg is too afraid to take on the union thugs for theiir illegal job action that killed at least 3 people including 2 babies but the big man LOL throws Chief John Peruggia under the bus. The ambulances couldn’t respond because they were trapped in the snow and how is that the Chief’s fault? The EMS union has no love for Peruggia but even they are speaking out against Bloomberg’s outrageous response. Hey Mr. “Irreplacable” Mayor why don’t you actually hold accountable the men responsible before the next snowfall?

  35. JEFF GORDON says:

    Anyone who voted for that arrogant dirtbag for a third term got what they deserve – too bad the rest of us have to suffer too.

  36. GKPAL says:

    Hay Bloomy, what did you do with all the salt you took off the restaurant tables? Spread it on the streets of NYC and the snow will melt at no time. Mike you’re a JERK.

  37. Spongebob Obama says:

    Dougherty says his dept did an “A+” job? Just what is this clown smokin”? To me it sounds like some drug testing over at Sanitation is definitely in order, because no sober individual would make such a ridiculous statement.

  38. Liberal Jew says:

    Wolfson, Skip Funk, Goldsmith, Bloomberg? They’re conspiring again! We need to corral them before they get out of hand. Maybe the mayor will appoint Cathie Black to shovel snow this time around. I’m sure she is more qualified for snow shoveler than she is for schools commissioner.

    1. Sheik Iman Wali Abduhl says:

      Right on LJ!!

  39. Borat's Brother says:

    Maybe what Bloomenschmuck should do instead of going after the FDNY for their inablility to do their jobs because others dropped the ball, is to declare a snow emergency at the beginning of each snowfall (no matter how severe) and require all Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and other coffee shops, bodegas, diners and other food establishments to close until after the storm has past. The first person to be canned should be the Sanitation Commissioner. Just like a sports coach, when the entire team falls down on the job, then the head coach and his staff are the first ones to go. Face it Mike; your sanitation department scrud the pooch!

  40. GKPAL says:

    And this guy wants to run for POTUS? Ha Ha Ha………………Ha.

  41. Arcny Cary says:

    Bloomy shoveling snow? No prob. He deals in snow jobs.

    1. Borat's Brother says:

      Problem is that Bloomie wouldn’t know which end of the shovel to place on the ground

  42. tbotz says:

    skip funk?

  43. Hot Blooded says:

    Don’t forget they are still down 400 workers since 2006. You always forget to report that

    1. d says:

      That’s all well and good, but in February we had a worse storm that was taken care of STAT!

  44. LOL over this says:

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all… The chief of the Emergency Medical Services (Ambulances) gets demoted because Ambulances couldn’t get through the streets due to the snow and these other bozos are only facing intense criticism. What was Chief John Peruggia supposed to do? Carry the ambulances on his back to each 911 call ? Ambulances are no different than any other vehicle if its stuck in the snow it’s not going anywhere. Sorry Mr Peruggia Hizonor needed a goat and you’re it.

  45. BJ says:

    Sanitation Dept said he goves them an “A+”. Now is this for the response or for the intentional work slow-down that everyone is conspiring happened but can’t quite prove yet? Cause I think it’s the latter.

  46. Fred says:

    This time we’ll be in Dunkin’ Doughnuts, watching.

  47. Marc says:

    Let me get this straight — the Dept. of Sanitation workers deliberately DID NOT do their jobs thereby ensuring that people would and did die because ambulances could not get to them in time — AND BLOOMBERG IS FIRING EVERYONE BUT THEM? Then again, he did say everything was fine and we should all go see the Nutcracker that was performing. Perhaps that’s what the Sanitation Dept. workers did.

  48. The Good Samaritan says:

    I am a moron.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken

  49. Glenn says:

    A better response………….how could it be any worse?

  50. The Good Samaritan says:

    if they cant repsond to 3 inches of snow then Bloomberg must resign

    The Good Samaritan has spoken

    1. DS says:

      I know how he can atone! Shove a snowplow up his ass in atonement.
      DS has spoken

      1. d says:

        Amen! Amen!

        D has spoken

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