2018 Ballot Proposals

Charter Revision/Ballot proposals for 2018? Three ballot proposals:   Charter revision you really need to know about!   Research: http://nyccfb.info/media/press-releases/what-do-you-think-of-the-2018-ballot-proposals/ https://www1.nyc.gov/site/charter/index.page   1...

NYCHA: Failure, Fraud, Fiasco

In 1981, as I began my police career I had plenty of opportunity to patrol NYC housing developments. Housing developments were then known as “the projects”.  The term “project” is now considered a negative term so we call them housing...

NYC Participatory Budget…vanishes?

Hi Everyone, In 2015 then NYC Councilmember Mark Weprin announced voting results for NYC Council District #23 Participatory Budgeting.  After an exhaustive City Council Campaign and raising the issue we have heard nothing.  So I linked in with Reginald Johnson, Chief...

188th Street Water Leaks

Good evening all: In a letter dated July 18th, 2018 NYC DEP acknowledges the very unusual activity underground on 188th street.  They cite zero permits for 2016 and an extraordinary 32 permits since 2017 and that’s just the east side of the street.  It took them...

Introductory Email Blast Goes Out

Good afternoon Today Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Square Deal Committee sent out its first email blast via Mailchimp to its members only.  We wanted to publicly thank all of our paid members.  For those members who may not have received the email please white list...

Water Mains: Homeowners Vs Goliath

While NYC Department of Environmental Protection says it is conducting an investigation (8/2017) into the 188th street watermain ruptures and the City Council representative followed up and wrote to them during the spring of 2018 more and more homeowners are finding...

Movieworld Closing…Is Anyone Listening?

Movieworld closure: Is anyone listening?  Over 30 years a staple in Eastern Queens and one of the cheapest tickets in town.  Movieworld was much more than a place to watch movies.  It was a cooling center for seniors, a place where young romances took off and a place...

The Democrats Racial Fault Line

Happy Independence Day!  Please review Their is a Civics lesson playing out on the NYC political stage right now and William McGurn of the WSJ has captured some of it in his “Main Street” article last week. We used McGurn’s title for our blog entry...

Business Roundtable May 2018

SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE Event RSVP: Business Roundtable May 2018.  RSVP before May 30th, 2018. RSVP’s will be seated first, all others will be seated on a first come basis.  Limited seating is available up to 100 persons. Event fee $25.00 only if you prepay...