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Scott Peterson July 24, 2014 at 04:48 PM
There is a lot under the water table that slipped between the cracks over time Tedc, much of itRead Moreallo wed to in order to keep image priority 1. I think it is time to have a chat about things within the over all cause and effect theme as all life is a chain of reactions stemming from 1 single cause left go. Hen Island, maybe a one off, RCGC maybe a 2 off but that would be a losing ticket to punch on election day
Scott Peterson July 24, 2014 at 04:52 PM
It got my attention is all. When among other things, our paid employee, the City Planner, bragsRead Moreabou t, "plagiarism", the theft of another's idea, and laughed about it on camera in statements before the seated elected body and the City Manager with Corporate Council and the City Clerk, in attendance and no one blinked but him when I pulled his ass on the carpet. I managed better dive bars than this is run.
Scott Peterson July 24, 2014 at 04:54 PM
As men, Tedc, I do not have to remind anyone that I am no one's property I owe nothing to any thing Read Moreother than me and mine mind.
Anne McCarthy July 24, 2014 at 07:35 PM
The type of variance requested by the owner was incorrectly categorized as a use variance ratherRead Moretha n an area variance. The requirements for the use variance and the subsequent description of the area variance are accurate. The knowledgeable person I spoke with yesterday said there are more than a few instances of clarifying the difference between use and area variances, meaning they are frequently confused. I am attaching a link to the NYS Zoning Board of Appeals guidelines which was my reference -and confirmed to be the correct document to read as a roadmap for ZBAs. http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Zoning_Board_of_Appeals.pdf **************************************************** A mistake which is quickly corrected is quite different from BS which is to talk nonsense, typically to be misleading or deceptive. Not to bring back bad memories but the easiest example I recall of BS is when Jovanovich and Filippi tried to persuade us all that a 60-unit apt building was a good idea for the Lester's building site, then owned by the City. The BS part was when we were told if we didn't do this, we'd take a bath on the building. The commercial real estate market was dead, never coming back, "I'm in the business, I know". The loss was minimal. I wonder what we could sell it for today, had we held it just a little longer? It's water under the Central Ave Bridge but it was, indeed, a heavy load of BS.
tedc July 24, 2014 at 09:19 PM
And four council members claimed we had to, had to, had to accept $3.6 million for Lester's - AKARead More'T he Otis Building' - desperately bought for $6.2 million (after it was appraised at purchase for $4.5 million) and not hire a commercial broker to test the market because it was - "obviously the best price available." That would have created the largest loss on sale in Rye City history. So F&B, then what happened?
Fair and Balanced July 25, 2014 at 06:46 AM
I don't converse with men in their 50's who still live with mommy.
tedc July 23, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Oh well, Patch's "Reply" function is acting up again. I can see a few lines of Bob'sRead Morereply in the comments tease but they don't show here on the string.
Bob Zahm July 23, 2014 at 05:24 PM
For you, Ted, here's how I replied: The numbers come from the property card associated with 2Read MoreCentra l Avenue. The process / timeline info comes from a conversation with one of the people working in the assessor's office. I did not ask where / if the process has been documented for the general public.
tedc July 23, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Excellent work Bob. The assessment process and procedures and methods are legally required to beRead Morecom prehensive, written (not just oral) and always publicly available. Otherwise, discriminatory assessments based on favoritism, political contributions or other abuses can result. 2 Central appears to have benefited from just such an abuse.
Bob Zahm July 24, 2014 at 04:46 PM
ORDER: Upon a review of the moving papers, Defendants' opposition, and arguments at the hearingRead Moreheld July 23, 2014, Plaintiff's application seeking, inter alia, an order activating his membership is DENIED. It is well settled that a party seeking preliminary injunctive relief must demonstrate, among other requirements, "either (a) likelihood of success on the merits or (b) sufficiently serious questions going to the merits of the case to make them a fair ground for litigation and a balance of hardships tipping decidedly toward the party requesting preliminary relief." LaForest v. Former Clean Air Holding Co., 376 F.3d 48, 54 (2d Cir. 2004); accord Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. VCG Special Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., 598 F.3d 30, 35 (2d Cir. 2010). Plaintiff has failed to proffer sufficient evidence in support of his claims and his application. Plaintiffs motion to strike Defendants' opposition papers is DENIED as meritless. Defendants' papers are not "pleadings." Fed. R. Civ. P. 7(a)(1)(7). Furthermore, the purportedly "scandalous" email exhibits of which Plaintiff complains are properly authenticated by testimony, Fed. R. Evid. 901(b)(l), and are in conformity with the email exhibit which Plaintiff himself provided in his affirmation filed in connection with the emergency application, (see Doc. 6 Ex. A). The motion to intervene is likewise DENIED. The proposed intervenor, iviewit Holdings, Inc., has failed to demonstrate any interest in Plaintiffs asserted claim, the right to a pool membership. Cf Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a). Moreover, "a corporation, which is an artificial entity which can only act through agents, cannot proceed prose.... Since, of necessity, a natural person must represent the corporation in court,... that [natural] person [must] be an attorney licensed to practice law before [the district] court[]." Jones v. Niagara Frontier Transp. Auth., 722 F.2d 20, 22 (2d Cir. 1983) (internal quotation marks and citations omitted). Plaintiff, the Chairman and CEO of iviewit Holdings, Inc., admits he is not an attorney. The Clerk of Court is requested to terminate the motions (Docs. 18 & 24). SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Nelson Stephen Roman on 7/24/2014) (lnl)
Average Citizen July 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Hahaha...love this! Does this mean that PSL is not serving me with papers? C'mon Stevie...youRead Moreprom ised!!!
Fair and Balanced July 25, 2014 at 06:43 AM
The whole Good Government for Rye/Rye United alliance are corrupt.
tedc July 18, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Very civilly said Anne. I told Mayor Sack almost the same thing that Judge (Mayor) Carey hasRead Morewritten here. But Mr. Sack's intentions are in the right place - they just need a little tweaking. I also knew Mayor Morehead and Judge Carey has represented him here accurately. I'm going to donate in Mr. Morehead's honor. I'm going to encourage our current Mayor to study Mayor Morehead's history a little closer and - expand his creativity.
Interested Bystander July 18, 2014 at 02:11 PM
With a tiny marketing budget like that it's no surprise attendance has decreased. TypicalRead MoreRepublican strategy. If it's for the public, starve it! Schools, hospitals, libraries-- it's all the same to them.
Oldtimer July 18, 2014 at 07:09 PM
If you like your Playland you can keep your Playland.
Deirdre Curran July 19, 2014 at 08:26 AM
We like Playland and we *are* going to keep Playland. We're also going to finally hold the County's Read Morefeet to the fire to make sure they do right by that park for a change.
Fair and Balanced July 15, 2014 at 11:41 AM
"It's the economy, stupid." People aren't flying to Disney anymore. Playland doesn't need Read Moreto spend any more money on advertising. If you looked at the charts, I'd bet Playland started going downhill right after Reagan made leveraging to the hilt fashionable.
dita von struedel van trappyodel July 15, 2014 at 01:54 PM
Playland is on its last legs. I say knock the place down.
Fair and Balanced July 15, 2014 at 08:13 PM
Revenue is going to accelerate in August.
William Green July 15, 2014 at 08:27 PM
Amen, Oldtimer! I also heard The Master of Disaster, Rob Astorino, will be debuting another ride at Read MorePlayland soon, called The Punkett Plunge! Here's how it works, park-goers are strapped to a gigantic roulette-looking wheel. Instead of numbers, the wheel is lined with municipalities where the Deputy County Executive has served as counsel … Rye, Dobbs Ferry, Mamaroneck, etc. As the wheel begins to spin and picks up speed, it rotates skyward (like a ferris wheel) causing money to fly out of the patrons pockets, like all the money that flew out of the towns where Plunkett worked. Once all the money has left everyone's pockets, confetti made from shredded government document reins down as a recording of Plunkett yelling at some Oldtimer at a podium in Rye echoes throughout the park.
dita von struedel van trappyodel July 15, 2014 at 09:36 PM
You think you are so clever but you are a dork.
RyeDad July 16, 2014 at 09:11 AM
I don't like to disagree with you Mr. Struedel, but I found it pretty funny and an accurateRead Moreportraya l of history. I fear that with Wilson, history is already repeating itself and when she does finally get fired, I believe her legacy will be even worse than Plunketts. ======================================= To Mayor Sack: When are you going to fire Wilson? Has Peter Lane given you permission yet?
Jeff S Alterman July 07, 2014 at 12:49 PM
The problem is that Rob Astorino needs to realize that money needs to be spent to maintain theRead Morerides at Rye Playland. Rye Playland itself is a disgrace because it has not been properly maintained in recent years. I think that it is time to realize that if Rye Playland is to make money, the barriers must be taken down and money must be spent to properly staff and maintain the park.
tedc July 07, 2014 at 04:28 PM
And I understand someone in the legislature is pushing for funding a heating oil czar positionRead Morewitho ut offering offsetting cost reductions to other programs. Isn't this great - here in America's highest taxed county! Did Astorino really promise a 20% county tax decrease? Really?
Deirdre Curran July 07, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Selective Environmentalism.
Chris Cohan July 07, 2014 at 06:52 AM
Spot on. Sounds so logical, if competitive bidding is his mantra it should be done across theRead Moreboard not just when politically convenient.
Deirdre Curran July 07, 2014 at 09:03 AM
I'm told that Port Chester shells out the money for GRUCCI to do their fireworks. Which, afterRead Morewatch ing the amazing show on Saturday at Port Chester High School could really be the only answer to "who did that?". The very generous owners of local Neri's Bakery apparently foot the bill for THAT. Can't see the County ponying up the money for that, but I'd sure love to see Grucci bid on it. Seems to me if Rob wanted the private sector to help offset costs at the park he'd be looking towards SPONSORSHIPS. We have enough Fortune 500 corporations getting nice tax breaks in Westchester that I'm SURE we could find a few to form a coalition to sponsor the fireworks every year and put up enough money to hire the best.
Deirdre Curran July 07, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Chris, for more info on how bad the issues are at Playland, you can see this other Patch posting:Read Moreht tp://rye.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/playlandall-county-parks-suffer-under-astorino
Deirdre Curran July 03, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Rats! The weather didn't cooperate again tonight and the Fireworks got rained out, but Friday willRead Moreb e better so don't miss them on the 4th!
Interested Bystander July 05, 2014 at 08:50 PM
I never knew this but it's true. Friends ended up with an unknown dog in their yard with leashRead Morestill attached. Poor dog had raced away, terrified by the noise. Fortunately he was able to lead them back to his house the next morning. I'm tired of the noise now too..
Deirdre Curran July 06, 2014 at 10:50 AM
I'm glad that poor dog found good people to help it and managed to get home safely, that's notRead Morealway s the case! I didn't even start the bedtime dog walks on Friday until well after 11pm when things had quieted down. I didn't finish work that night until 1am, but all the dogs were safe and home so it was worth it. Not my favorite night of the year to work, for sure. We'll have a nice quiet eve tonight. Big sigh of relief for all the dogs.
Committee for Election Equality July 01, 2014 at 02:03 AM
Excellent memo, Anne. Sleep away camp is a wonderful thing, isn't it? Tedc, too right, mate
Deirdre Curran July 01, 2014 at 07:40 AM
SPOT ON ANNE - AGAIN. Nice job. And TedC is correct too.
Louse Dumas July 01, 2014 at 09:54 AM
CEEE stay off these boards. your mucking up the integrity level every time you post.
Committee for Election Equality June 30, 2014 at 05:49 PM
Tedc, I hate to sound like a broken record, really I do, but the statute of limitations hasRead Moreexpired. Absent new information, not yet exposed, the criminals in the Rye crime of the century got away with it. Period.
Louse Dumas July 01, 2014 at 10:05 AM
CEE what about your lie of the century? RUFF RUFF BARK BARK!
RyeDad June 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
tedc, Excellent reporting. ======================================= In addition to the RGCRead MoreScandal, the Rye Boat Basin criminal investigation and the alleged fraud involving Police Uniform Bids (AMAZINGLY none of which appear in the City of Rye audit) there may be a new Rye PD bidding scandal brewing. ======================================= Were any bids done to secure very extensive and expensive computer consulting, software and hardware contracts that were provided by a company that apparently had an active member of the Rye PD working for them at the same time? =======================================
smellypants June 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Does PSL, Iviewit and the various committees and sub-committees thereof comment on this site? IfRead Moreno t, I'm staying right here!
Eric Moy July 05, 2014 at 11:09 AM
We are very proud to be part of Rye for so many years!
Louse Dumas June 25, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Committee for Election Equality June 25, 2014 at 03:22 PM
I'm done with you lower form of humans ("sleeze bags")...logging out for good. Read MoreSmellypant s, when you get back in town, email me at psl@iviewitholdings.com and Blue Moons are on me,
Average Citizen June 25, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Damn...now I'm never going to be served...
Average Citizen June 20, 2014 at 07:02 PM
blo·vi·ate ˈblōvēˌāt/ verb (US) informal verb: bloviate; 3rd person present:Read Morebloviates ; past tense: bloviated; past participle: bloviated; gerund or present participle: bloviating talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.
smellypants June 21, 2014 at 09:20 AM
Hewy Lewis sucks
Colleen D June 17, 2014 at 08:31 AM
So happy and relieved to know he is safe at home once again! Yay Pagnani Family!!
Bill Lawyer June 21, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Very happy for you!
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