August 8, 2020

"Some say, 'It’s a great opportunity for my kids to learn compassion.' I’m a pretty compassionate person, but..."

"... at least show some respect. [The Department of Homeless Services] is just putting 283 people into a neighborhood basically in the middle of the night?... It’s this slow slide... How can families stay here? Does the city want families to stay?"

Said a woman quoted in "NYC moms fleeing Upper West Side amid crime and chaos" (NY Post).
The Lucerne, on 79th Street and Amsterdam, and Hotel Belleclaire, on 76th Street and Broadway, were recently converted into homeless shelters, with nearly 300 vagrants between them. Ten of the men are registered sex offenders, including convicted rapists, child molesters and child-porn possessors — all living a block away from a school playground.

60 comments:

Yancey Ward said...

My chance to agree with K(ar)en B- if you live in a blue city, it is probably time to start planning to leave.

Marshall Rose said...

And then the idiot Karens will vote in the same leftists who f'd up their last enclave.

Rinse repeat......

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

I bet they're all regretting every nasty remark they ever made about New Jersey.

The ghost of Tony Soprano laughs!

DavidUW said...

"vendetta against this demographic"

congrats you figured it out.

When people say they hate you/want you dead, believe them and act accordingly.

Anyone remaining in NYC who has the wherewithal to move is a masochist.

Mark said...

Ten of the men are registered sex offenders, including convicted rapists, child molesters and child-porn possessors — all living a block away from a school playground.

The obvious answer is to keep the schools and playgrounds closed.

walter said...

Location decreases their carbon footprint...

John Borell said...

Please, please don’t move out of the city.

Because all you’re going to do is move and vote for the same kind of people who ruined your city.

You idiots never learn.

n.n said...

Border... shelter control.

5M said...

IF you just dump the people in the area without quality services then a bad outcome will occur.

Portland tried this years ago. And the housing was stripped bare to sell stuff for drugs.

Homeless people in this situation need 1 on 1 life coaching for several years to escape and substitute new thinking.

The only real advantage is that maybe people would smile at each other more once past the boundaries. But we are not that type of society.

Joe Smith said...

I don't mean to sound heartless, but fuck those people...this is what they voted for.

Maybe they should just buy a gun. Oh, that's right, they believe in 'gun control.'

Michael K said...

"Elections have consequences" said a famous politician with a depressed wife.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Think of the QUALY’s!

Unknown said...

Check out the West Side Rag. Normally, a good news community publication. But recent posts on the stunning decline of life Upper West Side. The accompanying comments are filled with outrage BLM, at de Blasio and his marxist wife. You can almost smell the Trump support.

rehajm said...

The moms are fleeing to resort areas- southern beaches, Montana, Wyoming...

Texas, unfortunately...

William said...

Is there anyone on God's green earth who would want to live next door to a homeless shelter. Even the homeless don't like to spend time in the vicinity of homeless sheters. They prefer the store alcoves in my neighborhood.

whitney said...

Those kids will get the lesson they need and it doesn't have anything to do with empathy

Temujin said...

Yes, New Yorkers have apparently decided they do not want to live in an East Coast San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, or LA.

I hear Maine has lots of room. I-95 NORTH. Remember- NORTH.

Love those Democrat run cities.

whitney said...

"Blogger Joe Smith said...
I don't mean to sound heartless, but fuck those people...this is what they voted for."

Seriously. What's the expression? It would take a Heart of Stone not to laugh?

cubanbob said...

They should put them on a bus to Albany and dump them at the governor's mansion.

Freeman Hunt said...

2020 is definitely not the year of the Blue City. I've heard multiple locals say that they've never felt thankful to live in a red state surrounded by red states until now.

iowan2 said...


Ten of the men are registered sex offenders, including convicted rapists, child molesters and child-porn possessors — all living a block away from a school playground.


It's New York. Inventors of sending covid positive seniors into nursing homes. They just dont care about their core supporters.

BADuBois said...

Again, I love quoting H.L. Mencken:

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

Good luck liberals!

Fernandinande said...

How many of these NYC moms are MILFs?

I dunno anything about the "Upper West Side" - (sounds fancy? Therefore those poor people should be around other poor people?) - and on my tablet the first page of search results had this example of dishonest reporting:

"Woman stabbed in random attack at Upper West Side subway station"

"Random" = Newspeak for racist attack against a white person.

The "suspect, wearing a blue shirt and bright yellow shorts" was otherwise Basically Lacking in Any Characteristics worth Knowing about.

I want to read more about Amy Cooper's reign of terror.

Joe Smith said...

Here's a better way to teach compassion. We happen to live in a very nice neighborhood in a fairly affluent part of the state.

We didn't want our kids growing up in this bubble without knowing that living here was an earned privilege, and that there was a different world outside of what they thought was 'normal.'

So when they were 12 or so we trundled them off to the nearest big city and into the worst neighborhood (still a shithole to this day) to prepare and serve food at a soup kitchen run by a local religious organization. They got the point.

But that doesn't mean that I want those junkies in my neighborhood using my sidewalk for a restroom.

This is how you teach compassion along with a lesson in 'don't fuck up and stay in school.'

Birkel said...

Democratics ruin things.

Freeman Hunt says give them part of what they want.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

how do you want your kids to show compassion towards registered sex offenders, including convicted rapists, child molesters and child-porn possessors ?

Joe Bar said...

Let's hope they leave their BS politics in NYC.

Nichevo said...


Temujin said...
Yes, New Yorkers have apparently decided they do not want to live in an East Coast San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, or LA.

I hear Maine has lots of room. I-95 NORTH. Remember- NORTH.

Love those Democrat run cities.

8/8/20, 2:12 PM



The thing is that we will not let this go on forever. Obviously the lesson has taken time to sink in, but it's widely understood that this can't go on.

The next Republican slate of candidates, if adequate and adequately supported, has a very good chance of doing very well at the next elections. (Assuming fair.) If the R Party in NY/NYC has been too degraded, we'll need some kind of dark horse Fusion candidate. But while we may tiptoe to the brink and sometimes dance there, we don't like to actually go over.

Look at Cuomo. The schools will reopen.

Thus endeth the lesson.

Joe Smith said...

"How many of these NYC moms are MILFs?"

If it's the Upper West or Upper East side, where there is money there are MILFs : )

DanTheMan said...

>>Ten of the men are registered sex offenders, including convicted rapists, child molesters and child-porn possessors — all living a block away from a school playground.

Dang. This perfecting of humanity stuff is harder than we thought!

Achilles said...

My wife wants to go to a rally to support the police in Seattle and stop the idiot democrats trying to defund them.

I told her I support Seattle defunding the police.

Seattle has been foisting Democrat shitheads and policies on the rest of the state for decades. It is time for them to feel the consequences of their support for democrats.

It is time for people who vote for democrats to deal with the consequences of their vote.

I'm Not Sure said...

"I don't mean to sound heartless, but fuck those people...this is what they voted for."

Regarding Obamacare...

Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.

“Of course, I want people to have health care,” Vinson said. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.”


https://www.mercurynews.com/2013/10/05/obamacares-winners-and-losers-in-bay-area/

"This is what they voted for." Yep. And they're too clueless to recognize the fact. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

rcocean said...

What? don't these "Moms" want to take one for team Left? Where's the "compassion"?

Tom said...

I’ve stayed at the Lucerne and that’s a very wealthy Upper West Side neighborhood. I’m guessing it’s also not a liberal as the residents might want the world to believe.

Gk1 said...

As all of this violence and homelessness has spun out of control in blue run cities, how do the democrats plan on regaining the narrative and control of this? No one is buying their patented bullshit any longer about "root causes" and "more resources are needed". First time gun buyers are streaming into Big 5 and buying up the supplies of ammo.

Do they think a doddering old man who forgets what town he's in can save them? Or are they going to go with the law and order orange man who will happily kick ass?

Sorry these husbandless moms and men without chests are bugging out of the blue cities but you get what you voted for.

James K said...

From the front lines here: I live about 50 yards from the Lucerne. I didn't vote for DeBlasio. I'm sure many of my neighbors did, though turnout was so low in those elections it's more like no one cared. The only hope is that enough people's eyes have been opened so that we can have a repeat of 1994 after the disaster of Dinkins, when Giuliani got elected. The problem is that I don't see any Giuliani-like candidates emerging from the brain-dead Republican party here.

HMuns said...

Your people are really nuts Ann.

Richard Dolan said...

The NY Post decides to highlight a few people who have decided to leave NYC, and the usual silliness ensues upthread. NYC has never been a place for everyone, and, truth be told, the problems with crazies and addicts on the streets were much worse before Giuliani. Despite DeBlasio’s attempts to undo the improved conditions brought about by Rudy and Bloomy, it’s still quite a pleasant place to live, provided you like urban living. Many of you desperately want NYC to sink into the sea, but (1) that is not going to happen, (2) you never have to come here if that’s how you feel, and (3) what gives with all the stupid venom.

Nichevo said...

HMuns

On Blogger since April 2020


To ask the question is to answer it.

Nichevo said...

Blogger James K said...
From the front lines here: I live about 50 yards from the Lucerne. I didn't vote for DeBlasio. I'm sure many of my neighbors did, though turnout was so low in those elections it's more like no one cared. The only hope is that enough people's eyes have been opened so that we can have a repeat of 1994 after the disaster of Dinkins, when Giuliani got elected.


Yes.


The problem is that I don't see any Giuliani-like candidates emerging from the brain-dead Republican party here.

Yes, that is a problem. In the past the answer has been a "Fusion" candidate like Fiorello LaGuardia. Who will be the next? Donald Trump is the kind of guy who would have been seen as a good candidate. Another popular gregarious zillionaire. I think Catsimadis has been mooted. But since I probably spelled his name wrong I'm not sure he's the right guy. Yes, the Republican party in New York has been so degraded that I don't know who could be next at bat. But whoever it is I think has a better than usual chance. New York is tired of this.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

I forget who it was but I read a crystalizing insight online within the last year. It was to the effect:

Calling them 'homeless' suggests to society that they want homes. They don't: They want drugs.

Realizing you are trying to solve the wong problem won't solve any other problem, but at least you've stopped digging.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Didn't DiBlasio just claim he would have to lay off 22000 city employees?
But he can pay for luxury hotel stays for drunks and perverts?
He and London Breed of San Francisco seem to be in competition for the honor of Most Destructive Mayor of a Major City Award.

Robert Cook said...

"Check out the West Side Rag. Normally, a good news community publication. But recent posts on the stunning decline of life Upper West Side. The accompanying comments are filled with outrage BLM, at de Blasio and his marxist wife. You can almost smell the Trump support."

One can easily despise De Blazio (or Joe Biden) and still not support--in fact, also despise--Trump. I'd even say that is a default view of smart people.

Big Mike said...

@James K., consider the possibility that the right Republican Is out there and it’s your brain that’s dead.

ColoradoDude said...

Placing street people in hotels is not the ideal solution ... since any “solution” will fail until a city’s LEADERS ARE FULLY INVOLVED in fixing the problem.

To secure their determination to fix the problem, a city’s leaders must see the consequences of the current situation, the dangers it imposes on ordinary residents, and why merely enabling the homeless doesn’t put them on the road to better behavior.

#1. Move 10 homeless people to the sidewalk in front of the home of every elected city official, every judge living in the city and every member of the mayor’s top council of advisors.
#2. Give every homeless person a small tent to sleep in and a pad for sleeping.
#3. Every morning drop off a big box of food and drinking water for the day. If possible, add cigarettes and a 12 pack of beer.

Ask yourself how many days it will take for these city leaders to get these people into a place where they are safe AND the community isn’t endangered by them wandering through a neighborhood, engaging in criminal and disease-sharing behavior.

Phil 314 said...

“One can easily despise De Blazio (or Joe Biden) and still not support--in fact, also despise--Trump. I'd even say that is a default view of smart people.”

Cookie, I see what you did there. “I’m smart and from a very left perspective I despise Trump, Biden and Deblasio. Therefore this IS the smart (and default) position”

The trick is to understand how other smart people disagree with you.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Hey... It's a 'New York Frame of Mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSuROOUxg8
The Warriors!.
Did you ever doubt Robo Cop would come true?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Demonstrating why they were so rightly called bums.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Didn't someone famous say "Don't mind the maggots"?

ga6 said...

chickens roost repeat

Nichevo said...


Big Mike said...
@James K., consider the possibility that the right Republican Is out there and it’s your brain that’s dead.

8/8/20, 11:39 PM


Biggie, I, too, want to believe, but who? Name the man.

Jim at said...

I told her I support Seattle defunding the police.

Me, too. Let it burn.

Martin said...

Well, Lady, I am pretty sure you voted for the people doing this, and what they are doing is EXACTLY what anyone should have expected of them, so what is your beef? Just that it's near you rather than someone else a few blocks away?

Yes, you are a very compassionate person.

dreams said...

This is what you get when people continue to vote for the democrats. Everyone makes mistakes but the democrats don't seem to learn from their mistakes, dumb. There are adults out there but they're Republicans, but they can't get elected because of too many dumb democrats, dumb. We're doomed.

daskol said...

This is what needs to happen to shake NYC Dems out of their somnambulant support for whatever hack fights his way to the top of the disgusting Dem machine heap. More of this, just not in Carroll Gardens please.

daskol said...

Maybe John Catsimatidis has finally found his moment. Probably not, but God help us NYers if we elect another greasy poll climber Dem former counkic advocate or attorney general or comptroller or city council leader. These are not the stuff of which good mayors are made.

Nichevo said...

I guess it could be Curtis Sliwa's hour.

DavidUW said...

Richard Dolan says:
"The NY Post decides to highlight a few people who have decided to leave NYC, and the usual silliness ensues upthread. NYC has never been a place for everyone, and, truth be told, the problems with crazies and addicts on the streets were much worse before Giuliani. Despite DeBlasio’s attempts to undo the improved conditions brought about by Rudy and Bloomy, it’s still quite a pleasant place to live, provided you like urban living. Many of you desperately want NYC to sink into the sea, but (1) that is not going to happen, (2) you never have to come here if that’s how you feel, and (3) what gives with all the stupid venom."

---
New York City didn't go to hell in 1 or 2 years the first time either. It took 30 years from the Harlem riot of 1964 to the Giuliani era beginning in 1994 for the city to crater. Thirty years for crime to peak. Thirty years for the population to shrink by 10% before starting to rebound.

This is the 1964 Harlem riots again giving you a signal. You couldn't be receiving a clearer warning, you have history repeating itself before your eyes.

SensibleCitizen said...

Downtown Louisville has been gutted as well. Thirty years of nurturing a vibrant city center with a sports stadium, great restaurants, beautiful hotels -- all down the drain in the course of a few weeks.

There are moving trucks lined up all day in front of luxury condo's and apartments. Businesses are not reopening because it is too dangerous even go downtown.

The mayor, Greg Fischer, just turned the city over to the hooligans while lining up dump trucks as a perimeter around his mansion in the tony Highlands neighborhood.

We got what we voted for. Maybe a Republican will have a chance next election -- but I doubt it.

Stephen St. Onge said...

Robert Cook said...
"One can easily despise De Blazio (or Joe Biden) and still not support--in fact, also despise--Trump. I'd even say that is a default view of smart people"

Either Trump or Biden will be elected to the next presidential term in November. Which do you choose?