Skip to comments.Bloomberg should mind his own crumbling city
Posted on 07/16/2014 12:13:59 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Listen up, Bloomie: Butt out of our state and mind your own crumbling city before you bash anyone elses infrastructure.
You were mayor of New York City for 12 years. How are your roads, bridges and utilities doing, pal?
According to the Center for an Urban Futures Adam Forman, 1,000 miles of water mains, 170 school buildings and 165 bridges were constructed over a century ago. The citys public hospital buildings are 57 years old, on average, and 531 public housing towers were built prior to 1950. The centers report documented 403 water main breaks last year. And in 2012, 162 bridges across the city or 11 percent of the total were structurally deficient, and 47 of these were deemed fracture critical.
Take a big gulp of these additional fun facts:
Thirty seven percent of all subway signals exceed their 50-year useful life, slowing the movement of trains.
Approximately 4,000 miles of sewer pipe across the city are made of vitreous clay, a material susceptible to cracking and blockage.
Meanwhile, 1,500 of the 2,600 public housing buildings do not comply with local standards for exterior and facade conditions.
In Manhattan and Staten Island, less than 60 percent of roads were rated good by residents. A staggering 65.9 percent of streets in West Harlem/Morningside Heights were in fair to poor condition.
Highway maintenance has deteriorated over Bloombergs tenure. In 2012, 51 percent of highways were rated poor to fair, compared to 38 percent in 2008. Conditions have declined in every borough except Brooklyn.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.columbiatribune.com ...
Hey Bloomie, just ‘cause you’re rich doesn’t mean you’re not a blockheaded cockroach.
Trying drinking the tap water in New York City - it’s actually about the best in the country. I wouldn’t touch those water mains.
Other than that, they can go to hell.
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