Comments by robbump
Posted on February 22 at 7:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Three days later and none of the above have been corrected.
The auto repair place at 1573 State St is the Woodlawn Bus Plus stop. People trying to walk back to their cars at Woodlawn Plaza are faced with several mountains of snow, all pushed onto the sidewalks and into streets from private land.
The parking lot just east of the KFC on the 100 block of State St was sold by Metroplex several years ago, and the owner has NEVER cleared snow off it. There's also a bus shelter there serving the 353, 354, 370, and 763 lines. And it's just maybe 200 feet from DSIC headquarters.
And all the sidewalks between SCCC main campus and the Center City campus are heavily traveled on by students, not always the youngest (myself in my 60s).
Mayor, stop sitting on your hands and enforce the law!
Posted on February 20 at 4 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Were the cars LEGALLY parked?
If so, then what difference should it make if TEACHERS parked there, or if it was the staff from a nearby hospital?
Posted on February 19 at 2:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)
How about the (mostly commercial) property owners who push snow back into the sidewalks and into the street? Most of them have a perfectly groomed parking lot, yet have done nothing, or have done work to the detriment of pedestrians. Examples:
Aarons Rental Center @ State and Brandywine
Madison Handbag at 135 State St
the owners of the parking lot between Madison Handbag & KFC on State AND on Liberty St
Sidwalk at 17 S Church street used a parking lot
Mountain of snow on sidewalk between "Garbo's" and Wedekin Autobody shop
Mountain of snow on sidewalk at 1573 State St (in fact, try to walk from Consaul Rd to the Crosstown on State St
The IHOP on upper State St
I could continue. Why aren't these property owners being cited for failure to cleanup?
Why are SCCC students (and the public) who need to get from the main campus to center City being forced into the street?
Time for the Mayor to lower the hammer. It's been 5 days.
Posted on February 16 at 4:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Gotta agree with reducing appointees in favor of career workers who know their job and perform whether the administration is currently Dem or Rep. How much time and money does it cost to "train" new appointees each time the political pendulum swings? (And most appointees aren't doing a real job anyway).
Pensions need to be more like those of the construction trades. Sure, you're pension might be more if you worked a lot of hours, but it doesn't jump big time because of your last 3 years.
Posted on February 14 at 2:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Located at 929 Broadway Albany, NY 12207 -- something that would have nice to read in the article. http://www.ninepinciderworks.com
Posted on February 1 at 8:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Don't quite understand this "virtual currency" either and doubt I'd ever use it - and I am no techno-phobe.
But I have stopped at coffeetime@hellasbakery several times and I especially like the gyros and the baklava. The cappucino too (is that an Italian beverage? don't think so!)
Posted on January 22 at 4:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Actually, why ISN'T Schenectady throwing its hat in the ring in this matter? Schoharie, Montgomery and Fulton too?
As far as financial standing goes, Saratoga County is sitting pretty good. They also have the promise of the new chip fab. It's OTHER counties who are hurting.
additionally, we keep being fed this story about all the properity that Saratoga will see if the Racino gets to be the casino. Ever driven or walked a few blocks away from the Atlatic City casinos? Prosperity is the last word that comes to mind. As more and more venues (food, lodging, gambling) get added to the Racino facility, the fewer trips to downtown Saratoga will be made.
Posted on January 22 at 3:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's a GREAT idea to be using e-books.
And a better idea too is to use a basic e-reader like the BASIC kindle, available for under $100, instead of the iPad, ESPECIALLY in grade school.
Posted on January 8 at 3:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm guessing he did just as the signs in every bus instruct passengers NOT to do: cross the street in front of the stopped bus.
Not only because it keeps the current bus from proceeding, but also because often people will dart out from in front of a stopped bus while another bus is passing.
People disembarking buses need to wait on the curb then cross the street AT THE CORNER or a CROSSWALK after the bus departs.
Posted on January 2 at 2:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So if someone who smells a bouquet of roses while driving kills someone, we ban roses?
The problem you cite is not one of marijuana use, it is of driving under influence. Separate the two, will you?
wmarincic: 100 times is quite a jump. Can you cite ppm (parts per million) the typical THC levels of pot today and 30 years ago?