>>>What is it like to live in Bloombergs nanny-state fiefdom?
Weird. The subway system has grown progressively worse in the last few years: severe crowding, fewer trains, stoppages in the middle of tunnels, slowdowns, etc.
Quite unlike the late ‘90s when Giuliani was at the helm.
I also notice far more despair in terms of an alarming increase in the number of homeless I see on the street, as well as the constant parade of panhandlers in public places, as well as in the subway (on the platforms and on the cars as well). Additionally, there’s this almost constant police presence everywhere you go...
There are still plenty of shops, museums, etc., but I’ve also noticed a trend on the part of pedestrians toward looking more like San Francisco: openly gay couples male or female (or something in between) holding hands, embracing, kissing, etc. More “freakish” looking people with LOTS of tattoos over their whole body and body piercings (nose, eyelids, ears, including “ear gouging”).
Lots of women pushing strollers with babies, mainly (so far as I can see) Latinas. Nanny Bloomberg has also been pushing women to breast-feed rather than use bottles. I guess his campaign is working: I’ve noticed an increase in the number of women on the subway who openly breast-feed their babies . . . just like in those charming banana republic countries you read about in old issues of National Geographic.
Yes, “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town.”
That’s why I’m starting to research if there’s any place for someone like me in Texas.
Thats why Im starting to research if theres any place for someone like me in Texas.”
Yes, there is.