Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best Comment Of The Day: Rumor Of DOS Work Stoppage?


I am beginning to suspect that the rumors I have heard about a DOS work stoppage are true.When I got up to the corner of President and Hoyt and it looked like Hoyt had been plowed (note that President from Bond to Smith has NOT been plowed). I walked over to Union which has been plowed between Hoyt and Bond. The plow clearly turned onto Hoyt and all evidence of plowing stops between President and Carroll.Union between Hoyt and Smith - not plowed
Carroll between Hoyt and Bond - not plowed.
And what is up with the mail?
And this just in from a resident on President Street between Clinton and Henry Street:

While walking the dog I met two neighbors who live blocks apart...both said they had friends in sanitation. they said it was a purposeful slowdown. the mayor laid off 400 workers, THEN offered anyone to come in and plow. It started snowing 11 am Sunday. Our main egress, Clinton St. was finally plowed 11 am on Tuesday, 48 hours later.



Anonymous said...

If there is a work stoppage, all involved should be fired. And where the hell is the mail?

triada samaras said...

Tonight residents of Second Street (also still unplowed) were featured on Channel 4 Evening Local News. The problem was an that an oil delivery for heating oil could not be made to the middle of the unplowed block, and the landlord was concerned for her tenants. the parents of a young baby. Yesterday evening I talked to an irate resident of still unplowed Second Place regarding the danger to all the elderly people living on her block, including her father who might suddenly need emergency medical attention. Others fear fires as the winter is the time with the highest number of fires. This situation is very clearly dangerous to vast numbers of people here in Carroll Gardens, as well as elsewhere in NYC.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Triada. This situation has surpassed the level of "we're doing the best we can..." as the mayor announced. I had heard a comment on tv that there aren't enough sanitation workers to do the job. And whose fault is that? This is now a seriously urgent matter of public safety, not of make-do with what we have.

knithound brooklyn said...

I've suspected this all day having seen countless trucks parked on the Avenues and guys drinking coffee. It's the only explanation for the obvious lack of plowing on any street all over Brooklyn.

Katia said...

Hi Knithound,
It sure seems suspect, doesn't it?
We have had big snowstorms before, but it never took this long to plow.
Something isn't right.

That Fuzzy Bastard said...

Bullcrap. Walking to the 12th St. Pathmark Tuesday, I saw a whole squad of DoS guys who'd gotten out of their trucks to shovel the sidewalk by hand! No work stoppage going on here. What's been frustrating to me is the number of people who abandoned cars or construction equipment in the middle of the street---the guy who left his red sports car in the middle of Clinton, making it unplowable, deserves to have his car crushed!

Anonymous said...

Pardon Me For Asking, or Paranoid Ramblings of neighborhood NIMBYs?

Anonymous said...

The cars would not be abandoned in the middle of the street if the streets were plowed, salted and passable as they should be. The failure is with the top level. The fish rots from the head.

Anonymous said...

Katia -

Not nice to censor criticism.

Katia said...

Who is paranoid now?

From The New York Times: Sanitation Department's slow snow cleanup was a budget protest

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/sanit_filthy_snow_slow_mo_qH57MZwC53QKOJlekSSDJK#ixzz19bmqrbeFhttp://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/sanit_filthy_snow_slow_mo_qH57MZwC53QKOJlekSSDJK

Anonymous said...

Ahh, the Post, that bastion of journalist integrity. Anti-bike lane, anti-landmarking, anti-anything progressive, and suddenly has the story straight?

Katia said...

Ironic, isn't it?