Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Roosevelt Island's NY State Senator Jose Serrano Hosts MNN Represent NYC TV Program To Address Domestic Violence Issues

The Manhattan News Network (MNN) October 19 Represent NYC program featured Roosevelt Island's New York State Senator Jose Serrano hosting a discussion on Domestic Violence Awareness. According to MNN's Represent NYC:
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and current statistics show that nationwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some form of domestic violence, which equates to nearly 20 people per minute being victims of domestic violence. The problem of domestic violence is one that plagues all segments of our population, but recent high-profile cases have brought increased awareness of the need for action.

On Sunday's new episode of Represent NYC, State Senator Jose M. Serrano, representing the 29th Senate District which covers neighborhoods in the South & West Bronx, East Harlem, Roosevelt Island, Upper Yorkville, Central Park, and the Upper West Side, brings a panel together to discuss the issue and to shine a spotlight on solutions to this pervasive problem....

Represent NYC Episode 7: Domestic Violence Awareness with State Senator Jose Serrano from Manhattan Neighborhood Network on Vimeo.

Click here for more MNN information on domestic violence.


RooseveltIslander said...

If legitimate issues are raised to RIOC, they should be answered, regardless of any personal views directed against the person raising those issues.

If Frank is wrong about the cameras, in my view, RIOC should say so and put an end to the question.

Do you disagree with that?

Frank Farance said...

RIOC/PSD Stands Down On Motorgate Security Cameras, 75% Pointed Wrong, Lack Of Coverage On Every Floor

My expectation was: RIOC/PSD would address my concerns, not just wedge the system for spite (making it worse) by pointing the cameras in every direction but at the cars. In every Motorgate level:

- a camera is pointed at a wall;
- a camera is pointed off-center (not complete coverage of both sides of aisles);
- a camera is pointed away from the cars (e.g., bus depot, Eastwood, etc.); or
- a camera is pointed at an individual car.

There are approximately 28 cameras of which only 7 seem to be properly positioned (note: that doesn't guarantee that they are active and recording the right things); meanwhile 21 cameras (75%) are pointed improperly. This is Motorgate probably at the WORST I've ever seen it.

A week or two ago, some of the cameras were working OK (but not completely programmed right for their tours). Now it seems that they've stopped all panning rotation and (in an apparent fit of frustration) manually pointed most of the cameras incorrectly.

Well if RIOC is going to protest our complaints, then maybe we should withhold a portion of our Motorgate parking fees, and maybe the managing agents should withhold a portion of their ground lease payments because RIOC is just screwing up on stuff that they are supposed to do (like provide security).

Note: This pattern of RIOC executives has been repeated in almost every administration: it's called Bunker Mode. And if Ms. Indelicato and Mr. McManus think you can hold your breath longer than the residents, you are sorely mistaken as experienced by former PSD Director Keith Guerra who thought the complaints against him would only last a couple of weeks or so, but Guerra was very surprised that when we residents were given a delay of 6 months for RIOC to respond to FOIL requests on PSD officers, yet we still had the same level of concern 6 months later. Simply, us residents will outlast you RIOC execs and staffers.

Here's an example: Explain why this $2500 camera (yes, these are pricey cameras in Motorgate) on the bottom of 3B South is pointed towards a cement wall rather than watching the cars behind it. Other cameras are similarly poorly positioned.

Now why isn't this considered Fraud-Waste-Abuse?

Frank Farance
Island House

YetAnotherRIer said...

I wonder why that is...

YetAnotherRIer said...

Frank is implying in his commentary that the RIOC does "spy" on residents through their apartment windows because the cameras may very well be able to do so IF they were used that way. What is the motivation here? Why would anybody assume that the cameras are used this way? Fully zoomed in etc. etc.?

If his point is that the cameras are not being used optimally or at all, fine, that's a good point to make. Starting to shoot pictures of things that those cameras may be able to pick up is not helping anybody's case.

SherieL said...

Here! here!
You know what they say about burned bridges...