Only Ulrich and Scala were on the ballot. I tried to read the WAVE front page headline story last week “Clash of the Candidates: Ulrich, Scala debate goes heavy on issues.” Really? Heavy? Give me a break. Both their so-called “solutions” to issues raised were lightweight and bogus. Take Scala’s following in the path of Phil’s Folly of chasing the Rockaway Rail Line unicorn. Or Ulrich’s suggestion suggested solution that the 2nd Ave subway be extended to Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn where is would connect to the Rail Line. Does Erich not know that the current Q which is the 2nd Ave subway currently goes to Atlantic Ave? Or does he mean an actual train running down 2nd Ave which took a dozen years to create three stops at a cost of many billions. We have a chance of seeing both these ideas come to fruition 2217. Ulrich said, “we have to work with the existing infrastructure by improving express bus service and expanding ferry service.” Does a subway run through Ulrich’s territory?
In the meantime we are saddled with reality - the A train and the shuttle from Rockaway Park to the A train. Neither is mentioned by either candidate. The ferry adds time to the commute of people not going downtown in comparison to a well-running A train, with all its connections to other lines. I signed on to an alert on A train service delays and I get about ten messages a day. Our politicians chase after rainbows and ignore reality. The A train can be fixed to some extent to make things work and until they get us some rational solution and maybe even some results, they are not getting my vote.
Maybe an answer is to find space for homeless who want to stay on the streets to go to designated areas where some services can be supplied. Think of urban camping. Ok. I’m getting as stupid as the candidates so it’s time to turn to another favorite topic: sports.
School Scope sports