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  1. He also meant to say that it frequently gets into traffic. We all know that the Queens Center Mall area is devoid of traffic, especially on weekends . . . not.
  2. The basic practice of stop and frisk is constitutional by itself. The Terry v. Ohio case in 1968 determined that stop and frisk was constitutional, provided that the police has reasonable suspicion that the person is a threat to society. What's not constitutional is the fact that the "reasonable suspicion" in the Bloomberg/Kelly era seems to be that your skin is a certain color and that you dress a certain way. My brother, who is entering into the 9th grade, has classmates of color who have been stopped and frisked several times, and not once has any of these people been found doing anything criminal. Clearly, if there were reasonable suspicion, the accuracy rate of stop and frisk would be a little bit higher than it currently is. If stop and frisk really kept the city safe, why have we seen increases in major felony offenses over the last couple of years? Here are the statistics to prove my point: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/citywide_historical_seven_major_felony_offenses_2000-2012.pdf
  3. You're on the mark about Electchester. If I had to give it a center, it would be Jewel and Parsons. That area is not in the neck of the woods you're looking for. You are pretty much on the mark for Kew Gardens Hills. Main Street is probably a ghost town on Saturdays since it is an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. It was certainly that way when I lived there as a little child. Forest Hills Gardens is a subsection of Forest Hills proper, to answer VG8's question. This subsection of Forest Hills is approximately between Metropolitan and the railroad tracks, from south to north. Most of the businesses in Forest Hills are either south of the Forest Hills Gardens on Metropolitan or north of the railroad tracks on Austin Street and Queens Blvd.
  4. Lol. I always have trash to deal with on the sidewalk, but it's usually not that bad.
  5. It will almost certainly not be up to standards. The tracks have been abandoned for many years, and shrubbery is growing on the former tracks. Then there is the structure itself, which would need significant renovation, if it is not torn town and rebuilt altogether.
  6. I guess the has a different definition of "rehab." Anyway, they failed to address the narrow platforms back then.
  7. On second thought, maybe it is the attitude many New Yorkers have about garbage. I had to pick up garbage from my sidewalk, including bones that attracted flies. Disgusting. If the subway were treated half as poorly as my walkway, the subway would be unclean.
  8. I'll address a few other points, including the IRT: 1) IRT Lexington Avenue Line As it is, three lines are enough to pack the tracks to capacity. Adding a fourth line would be a logistical nightmare. 2) IRT Broadway/Seventh Avenue Line The situation is not as desperate on this line as the Lexington Avenue Line, but the tracks are nearly packed to capacity. Adding a fourth line would be a logistical nightmare. 3) BMT Broadway Line Unless I'm reading the map incorrectly, this line is cut from four lines to two. This would lead to hopeless overcrowding on the two remaining lines. 4) BMT Jamaica Line/Nassau Street A lot of Queens customers on the line will complain about having to transfer in order to reach Manhattan.
  9. This is fairly OT, but I wonder if 207th is as tired of the 32's as ENY is with those rusty 42's. ENY also has some 32's, so they may be even more tired than 207th lol. It does mean something. It's an indictment of the R40 and R44, both of which were even less reliable than the R32. It's also an indictment of the (MTA)'s decision to get rid of the R38's. If not for those factors, it would be these newer trains running instead of the R32's.
  10. Pretty much. As I said a week ago, his proposals are irrelevant because he has zero control over the system.
  11. I remembered riding one of the 110's years ago. I was fascinated with the automated voice and the xylophone noise for doors closing while I rode on the . Such fascinations seem silly, but I was only 9 at the time I rode the 110's.
  12. Part of the issue is that the NYC system runs 24/7, and most if not all of these other systems don't. When can the tracks be cleaned? We could talk about cleaning the tracks until we all run blue in the face, but I don't see this possible unless you shut the tracks down for a period of time and clean everything. You can say that the local tracks should then run express, but that is not feasible when talking about a line like the or , to name two.
  13. This map is heaven for a foamer, to be brutally honest. In mentioning the to Bay Ridge the to Coney Island, and a yellow from Coney Island to the Upper East Side, I haven't even touched the surface of how much foaming is on this map. Beyond all the foaming, these changes would cause epic confusion if this ever happened.
  14. Bummer. People who had a lifetime supply of Twinkees can't make a fortune off of selling what they have. Lol just joking. It'll be good to see an American icon back on the shelves.

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