Thursday, March 17, 2016

Careless contractors leave subway station a moldy mess

Despite being paid millions to build a new subway station, these fools forgot to waterproof the ceiling.  As a New York City taxpayer, I'm thoroughly disgusted.  Isn't anyone keeping an eye on how our tax money is spent?


Blogger Richardf8 said...

It's the New York Post, writing a story on one of their favorite narratives: "The Government Can't Do Anything Right." So I am going to recommend you shelve your outrage for a bit.

For crying out loud they cite some random spot-interviewed plumber as an expert, when he is just another passenger.

Buried in the final inch of the story is the fact that the City is going to compel the contractor to remediate the problem without compensation. So this is going to get fixed at no cost to the taxpayers.

Why do they spend 7 paragraphs whipping readers into an outrage before quoting the only person who has any reason to know what he's talking about saying "Yonkers Contracting will foot the bill."

And then, to bury this they go on with more outrage language about why should something new need fixing, and when is it going to be done.

They do this because it is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who has long had an agenda of starving out the government and whose Fox News you can thank in large part for the Trump candidacy.

How would you have reacted if the headline had been "City compels Contractor to remediate failures at waterlogged subway station?"

Sun Mar 20, 01:42:00 AM 2016  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Maybe my complaint wasn't clear. I know that the problem is going to be fixed, and that we taxpayers won't be the ones paying for the repair. What I don't understand, though, is why such a major error occurred in the first place. How is it that no one in whatever city government agency supervised the construction realized that the ceiling hadn't been waterproofed?

Mon Mar 21, 04:44:00 PM 2016  
Blogger Richardf8 said...

Who says it wasn't? The spot-interviewed random plumber.

Don't overlook the possibility that waterproofing WAS applied, but was defective.

Someone is surely to blame for this, but that someone is not likely to be the City.

Wed Mar 23, 04:49:00 PM 2016  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Well, I certainly that whatever party is (or parties are) responsible fix the problem and pay the literal, and, if necessary, legal, price.

Fri Mar 25, 11:17:00 AM 2016  

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