33 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Community Board 1

Take Criminal Gary Schlesinger off Community Board 1!

Why is someone with an EXTENSIVE criminal history (especially pertaining to businesses and housing) on NYC's Community Board 1? Scammer Gary Schlesinger was personally placed there by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, unassumingly,  in exchange for campaign favors. But knowing Gary, he is always thinking about what it will take for him to earn another criminal payday. A few of the reasons for concern: - Gary personally sought to shut down the Broadway Triangle development, trying to take away necessary affordable housing.  - Gary stole money from the SBA for via a fraudulent loan for a company named "Foodland MN" - Purposely stole loan from Newbank, used the money to open up ParCare. Let the blame fall on his sister's credit. - Allows racist sentiment and hate language directed at African-Americans to be facilitated on his Facebook page. - Removed a Stop Order issued by the city, continued constructed. Never reprimanded. - Slandered the character of fellow Jewish businessmen who operate a rival business.  Is this someone you want making delicious about what developments get the green light, who is allowed to build in our neighborhood, and how much affordable housing we all need? Not to mention, Gary has been tweeting a series of very unconventional articles that deal with housing. One tweet suggests labeling basements as affordable housing, effectively sticking poor families into basements. Another picture pokes fun at those less fortunate than he is, insinuating anyone making under 2,700 has to sleep on a sponge. Another article he posted shares the details on a Kent-ave development. One person commented claiming the units are too small. Gary as tone-deaf as ever, regurgitated his old fake line from the Broadway Triangle, “Perfect for newlyweds.” Imagine what to expect in the future! Even less housing, even less families with a roof over their head? We for one don’t want that in our community. We stand for everybody having an equal voice, everyone being able to talk to their elected official. The housing harassment has to stop. And Gary must go.

Hymie Gold
23 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bill de Blasio, New York City Department of Sanitation, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

We Stan Queens! We Want NYC Clean!

Around NYC, like our local Queens neighborhoods, there are multiple plots of land that are just homes for overgrown weeds and the loose trash of fellow NYC residents. They’re an eyesore for the most of us, and we even go out of our way to avoid these plots of land. We recognize how dirty they are, yet we do nothing to fix them. Specifically, the Astoria area near our school, BSGE, is mostly comprised of ongoing construction sites with lots of junk, trash, and weeds sprinkled about them. THIS DETRACTS FROM NYC’S -SPECIFICALLY QUEENS’- APPEAL! THIS PETITION CALLS FOR MAYOR DE BLASIO TO RECOGNIZE THESE AREAS AS NUISANCES! WE NEED THE NYC SANITATION AND THE PARKS & RECREATIONS DEPARTMENTS TO COOPERATE TO CLEAN THESE AREAS UP! NOT ONLY THAT, but we need the PEOPLE of NYC to help out! This mission cannot be accomplished if we as the residents of NYC do not do our part. From signing this petition, we expect that the MAYOR and these TWO DEPARTMENTS come together to decide on: The clean up of these areas with either paid labor or volunteered help. The restoration of these areas to become pleasant aspects of Astoria and other Queens neighborhoods. The further clean up of additional problem areas in the other boroughs. The suggested transformation of turning these plots of land into community gardens. The added funding necessary to maintain these areas as clean environments. PLEASE, join our fight to make NYC a better looking and better feeling place to live in! With hope, the students of BSGE, Fabian F, Tatiana L, Daniel N, and Zaki R. :] ***Credit to Fabian for taking the photo of a lot that is very close to the 39th Avenue N and W train station in Astoria Queens.***  

Zaki R.
54 supporters