Ironic that the snowstorm reminded people of how shitty the system and the service is in the same week that the MTA is raising the fares for a third time in three years.
One might say that the universe has a sense of humor about stuff like this.
Certainly it has been a heckuva week here in NYC.
Some people say this is the worst handling of a NYC snowstorm in over a generation:
New Yorkers who have not been able to leave their block since Sunday are growing more frustrated as their streets remain clogged with snow.
“This is impossible,” one Bergen Beach resident said. ”I’ve lived on this street for 24 years and never, ever, ever were we not plowed. We’re really frustrated no one on the block, no one in the neighborhood could move.”
“In Brooklyn, we are stranded, we can’t get to work, the buses aren’t running, the L train isn’t running and the streets have not been cleaned, not been plowed at all,” a Brownsville resident said.
Well, now you've experienced not being plowed, Bergen Beach resident.
Of course if you lived in Mayor's Bloomberg's neighborhood, you would have been plowed already.
And if you lived in Newark, Mayor Cory Booker might have come over and dug you out himself.
But here in NYC, unless you live in Bloomberg's neighborhood, he really doesn't give a shit about you. In fact, Bloomberg and his administration say it's your fault for not digging yourself out and then disposing of the snow properly - in Florida:
If people dig out and they don’t pile the snow in the street again when they dig their car out of their driveway, it’s going to go quicker. But if they continue to throw it out into the street, we have to go back there to clear that street, and consequently we don’t get to that tertiary street or that dead end street that we’re trying to clear out,” said Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.
There you go, Bergen Beach resident - it's your fault, you lazy, stupid bastard.