GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The “City” ignores its residents’ complaints; surprised?

Friday, April 7, 2017

http://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/riverdale-underpass-falls-under-radar,62141

Riverdale underpass falls under radar
Posted March 30, 2017
By Lisa Herndon 

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The underpass located at the Henry Hudson Parkway East and Manhattan College Parkway is a ‘no man’s land’ and receives limited city services. The area has debris and broken tree limbs. After the March 14 snowstorm, the sidewalk at the underpass was not shoveled.

The underpass located at the Henry Hudson Parkway East and Manhattan College Parkway is a ‘no man’s land’ and receives limited city services. The area has debris and broken tree limbs. After the March 14 snowstorm, the sidewalk at the underpass was not shoveled.

Flooding and streets caked with mud after a heaving rain or snowfall. Broken tree limbs laying around.

Litter scattered along the hilly portion of the wooded area.

Those are some of the concerns residents shared about the underpass and overpass at the Henry Hudson Parkway East and Manhattan College Parkway near West 242nd Street.

“Welcome to ‘no man’s land,’” said David Sondheim, who lives near the underpass and attends the nearby Young Israel of Riverdale synagogue one block away. “You come back here on days where we have rain, andthis whole sidewalk is covered in mud. The puddle goes at least to the middle of the road.

“From the sidewalk, 15 to 20 feet out … it gets pretty deep. It doesn’t drain anywhere. I think the mud and the leaves block the sewer.”

When the sidewalk gets muddy, icy or snowy, it’s not cleaned up, Sondheim said, making it difficult for people to walk there.

“This is an Orthodox synagogue. People are Sabbath observant,” he said. “They don’t drive, but people walk over here to get there. It just makes it difficult,” said Sondheim.

Sondheim contacted 311 — a number used to report non-emergency issues in order for the city to make repairs — but it did him no good. Without a specific street address, 311’s computer system could not register the complaint.

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Maybe the “City” should adopt what3words?

https://map.what3words.com/decent.eagles.beams

The what3words label “decent.eagles.beams” identifies EXACTLY where the problem is!

Yeah, I know the folks in Mongolia can use Dominos to delver pizza to the nomadic tribesman, who have no fixed address, but it takes real skill to be so stupid as to not know where the problem is.

Maybe I should apply to be the “City’s” IT manager for 311?

Now I know readers of my blog are used to me just lambasting the Federal Gooferment, but it’s Gooferment at all levels that deserve our scorn.

For those tin foil hats who think there is a vast “jewish conspiracy”, please take note. If there was one, it surely would have addressed this complaint toot’s sweet. Argh!

I especially like the “helpful” 311 operator referring the caller to Sanitation, Parks, and who knows what other departments of the “City” to get them to do their jobs. Laugh! Somehow, non-governmental entities don’t seem to have this problem. Go to McD’s a gripe about the restroom and the manager will be on it in heartbeat. Someone will be in deep too do. 

Argh!

Remember this story when someone tells you how the Gooferment is “your friend” and only seeks to serve you.

Argh!

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