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Monday, December 29, 2014

Take A Trip On The MTA's Nostalgia Train - But No Stop At Welfare (Roosevelt) Island

From the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:

Here's more on the Nostalgia Train from the Wall Street Journal,



a Nostalgia Train party



and from the MTA web site.

4 comments :

NotMyKid said...

What other hud complexes?

Mistakes happen. I guess the nypd should be stripped of their guns after Amadou Diallo or the most recent horrible accident in Brooklyn within a housing complex staircase?

You make no sense. You just do not want psd to have more control or authority as you have had a riff with them for years.

All other major comlexes rely on their own security/law enforcement department to aid the calls of emergencies within said complexes.

Coop city, parkchester, lefrak city, spring creek gardens, the list goes on and on.

This is silly thinking. HUD will not magically pay for nypd, nor does nypd have manpower to fill in Roosevelt Island.

We barely have three cars to go out on patrol in big precincts around the city.

Who are you kidding?

NotMyKid said...

It's always the what if and too late that occur for people to reconsider.INSTEAD OF GETTING TO THAT POINT, HOW ABOUT WE STOP IT AND PREVENT TRAGIC OUTCOMES.

This isn't Japan or London where guns are outlawed. There are thousands upon thousands of guns in the streets. If you think there aren't s few dozen here on RI, you are mistaken.

The drug trade on RI is insane. With drugs come guns.

What is PSD encounters an armed robbery in a staircase, which armed robberies HAVE OCCURED in staircases.

What will they do? BECOME A GOD DAMN VICTIM? HAVE THR RESIDENT KILLED? BOTH ROBBED AND KILLED?

Where the God damn outrage that PSD IS PUT INTO HARMS WAY WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO PROTECTIOB FOR THEMSELVES OR THE CITIZENS OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND!

I look back and say wow how stupid I was to endanger myself like I did with no gun. So dumb.

CheshireKitty said...

Walked by the lighting tower at Motorgate plaza (near the
bike parking circle) and voila - the outriggers are now out, stabilizing the tower, and the lights are now - ***repositioned*** - so that motorists etc are not momentarily blinded by the glare!

Frank merits the RI community's vote of appreciation for
keeping after RIOC week after week on the everlasting problems at Motorgate, and at least occasionally, getting some results!!

At least this safety issue has been solved thanks to
Frank!

Happy New Year!

Frank Farance said...

NotMyKid: Maybe you're not familiar with policing needs in affordable housing complexes around the country. With paid-for "enhanced policing services", HUD looks to achieve stability in their housing complexes. If you google for:

hud "enhanced policing services"

hud "enhanced police services"

you'll see many places where extra funds go for **extra** police patrol in affordable housing complexes (just like Roosevelt Island). The fees buy extra patrolling outside of the normal patrolling, e.g., the 114 PCT might give us a certain level of patrol, but these paid-for extra patrolling is on top of that to handle the specific needs of the affordable housing complexes.

So I agree with you that there should be more complete and better patrolling, but I believe it should be done by NYPD (and have some plan for transitioning PSD officers to become NYPD, if they desire). Simply, there is a huge amount of waste with RIOC/PSD.

Here is a link to a sample document for Rocklin, CA on such a plan (there are many plans like this):

http://www.rocklin.ca.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=9981

See Strategic Plan, PDF page 60:

"Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program

This program will provide enhanced policing services for the residents of low-income apartment communities that experience high levels of personal and property crime. “Problem-Oriented Policing” resource officers will educate residents on crime prevention and community anti-crime methods. Officers will be present in the communities above and beyond normal patrol hours. The program will be implemented by the City of Rocklin Police Department.



Objective: Suitable Living Environment


Outcome Category: Availability for the purpose of creating suitable living environments.


Output: Low-income area benefit. Improved public safety for area residents.

Responsibility: Police Department, Community Development Department



Funding: ~$50,000 CDBG [HUD Community Development Block Grant]"