Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Peep at New York City

"N.Y.’s long war on storefront porn may be near end" Associated Press  August 06, 2017

NEW YORK — A dwindling number of peep shows, strip clubs, and adult DVD stores have survived New York City’s two-decade legal war on smut and now, some of the survivors are worried a recent court decision could put them under for good.

A lawyer who represents several X-rated shops said in an unsuccessful petition to the US Supreme Court last month that if the city went ahead with long-delayed enforcement, it could put her clients out of business.....

Not to worry, the high-priced call girls and other sexual services for the rich and powerful will continue.


The web version left the shade up for far more paragraphs than that but I stopped looking.

Time to get out of the city:

"N.Y. mayor pushes for tax on the 1 percent to fund subway fix" by Colleen Long Associated Press  August 06, 2017

NEW YORK — The mayor of New York City wants to tax the wealthiest 1 percent of its residents to fund repairs and improvements to the beleaguered subway system.

Like the beleaguered peace movement?

The proposal comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, continue to squabble over responsibility for paying for repairs to the nation’s largest transit system, which has seen growing delays, mechanical failures, power outages, and derailments.

Gee, they really can't get it together, can they? 

Deep blue Democrats squabbling, not a good sign.

‘‘Rather than sending the bill to working families and subway and bus riders already feeling the pressure of rising fares and bad service, we are asking the wealthiest in our city to chip in a little extra,’’ de Blasio  said in a statement Sunday.

The first name that came to my mind was Bloomberg. 

So it was 12 years of neglect, 'eh? 

The Rider’s Alliance said the push to help low-income riders ‘‘has never been so urgent.’’

‘‘It’s time to end a system where low-income New Yorkers have to skip meals, beg for swipes, or even jump turnstiles in order to get to work or school,’’ executive director John Raskin said in a statement.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota, who proposed an $836 million emergency plan to stabilize the system, said in a prepared statement Sunday that the agency needs additional short-term funding now.

‘‘There’s no question we need a long-term funding stream, but emergency train repairs can’t wait on what the state legislature may or may not do next year,’’ he said..... 

I'm sure they will figure it out when they get back from the peep $how while you wait in a stalled car.


Good luck with that one, Bill.

Maybe you would like to take a peep at some of these?