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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mayor Promises To Have City Cleared By 7 AM, Daily News Says He Failed

The Mayor of Accountability STILL can't get the city streets clear:

Mission not accomplished.

Despite promises that every street in the city would be plowed by Thursday morning, the Daily News found several snowbound streets - including one where a nursing home remained cut off from help.

"We are in a state of panic," said Lori Tesoriero, an administrator at the Richard J. and Florence Zarick Pavilion in Bay Ridge.

"I have cancer patients who can't get their chemo treatments," she said. "I have lots of residents with other issues, and we're all just stranded here."

City sanitation commissioner John Doherty, in a Wednesday news conference, promised every street across the five boroughs would be plowed by 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

A News spot check in Brooklyn, perhaps the borough hit worst by the blizzard, showed the effort wasn't completely successful.

In addition to the stretch of Ovington Ave. between Fourth and Fifth Aves. where the nursing home sits, 70th St. between 8th Ave. and Fort Hamilton Parkway remained snow covered.

"To get to work I had to walk two blocks and take a car service," griped resident Donna Carretta, 52. "The garbage is piling up. It's disgusting."

And a still-stranded FedEx truck on 93rd St. between Third and Fourth Aves. kept plows from clearing the snow three days after the last flakes fell.

"This is a city full of idiots," said Natalie Nazarenko, 42, whose still can't get her car off the block. "These trucks need to be towed away. ... I've lived in New York for 15 years, and this is the first time I've seen this kind of crap."

As further proof that the roads were unplowed, NBC's "Today" show broadcast live from a snowy Brooklyn block where parked cars were still buried in snow.

People take too many chemo treatments anyway.

Stop with the chemo treatments and go take in a Broadway show.

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