Comments by safny
Posted on February 16 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Brilliant - first the government says that foreclosures are ruining the country and should go slower. Now they are saying it takes too long. Shut off the water and freeze the pipes!! That's a solution. Now I am not sure how much all of this matters, since there are already hundreds of abandoned properties here that no one wants and they just sit and sit and sit. By the time the city figures out what to do - there will be hundreds more.
Posted on February 14 at 3:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A restaurant needs an address??? Thanks, Rob.
Posted on February 13 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The people who run Schenectady are idiots - they probably don't even really live here so they don't care when the streets don't get plowed and the sidewalks are not shoveled. As is the tradition? The tradition is that this city is a dump. There were places on State Street that were not plowed from the last storm because people won't move their cars.
Posted on February 9 at 9:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
312 million??? What a rip off of the taxpayers. That's like pocket change in New York. If you smell something bad in this state - it's the stench of corruption from Albany.
Posted on February 7 at 1:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It does seem weird - it happened on January 1, 2012, and the autopsy was not completed until July, 2013. That was seven months ago. All very odd - that they left the other kids there until February?
Posted on February 6 at 8:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's taking a toll on him?? Poor guy - let him sleep in the conditions his dogs were in. All that nonsense in the last paragraph made me want to throw up. Laid to eternal rest? Spare me.
Posted on February 5 at 9:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What does it mean when it says that these buildings are "abandoned" by the owners - they obviously don't take care of them, but are they paying taxes? There has to be a way to get some money from these people. I doubt they're in hiding. And I would bet that many of them have some other assets. I also do not think that people will snap up these empty lots - they are not in the greatest of areas and a brand new house will have high taxes, which is what we always end up discussing in terms of how to make this city a better place. Frankly - if the city wants to keep it's better owners in town, they need to go after the bad ones - start fining them for failing to shovel. Force them to do better upkeep however you have to. I read that the mayor wants to "work with owners" - but take a look around. IT'S NOT WORKING. I'd bet that by Friday a third of the properties will not have been shoveled.
Posted on February 4 at 6:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This city is in most desperate need of new blood. It is rapidly becoming a third world dumping ground. It is filthy. It is February and we are about to have another storm, and there are properties that have yet to be shoveled from the first one!! Empty, burned out houses. The level of favoritism and nepotism here is the worst in the state. I can't wait to retire and get the hell out - when all of the taxpayers have left, good luck. Even a member of their own council moved out!!!
Posted on February 4 at 6:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Good luck in retirement!! Dean is my man - breakfast at the Newest my treat. Best to him as well.
Posted on February 3 at 6:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Two K marts with only 135 jobs? That's pretty bad - were they laying off before this?