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Yes, that’s Mayor Bloomberg up to his ankles in show from the Blizzard of 2010 that his own workers failed to remove.

Hizzoner was in Marine Park to drop off a Junior’s cheesecake at the home of music teacher Mary Lyons and to thank her neighbor Ryan Merola, who helped shovel the senior citizen’s Fillmore Avenue sidewalk.

Borough President Markowitz was also on hand — but the lasting image of the morning visit will likely be the one you see on the right side of this page: Manhattan resident Mayor Bloomberg getting his nice fancy loafers all covered in snow.

We all know what crow tastes like — but who knew that it tasted better with cold, wet socks?

Gersh Kuntzman is the Editor of The Brooklyn Paper. E-mail Gersh at
Updated 5:22 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Moshe aron kestenbaum from Williamsburg ODA says:
Mayor bloomberg you are a big behima and alot of hot air
Dec. 30, 2010, 3:06 pm
WW from Bay Ridge says:
Can we have salt NOW Mr. Mayor??
Dec. 30, 2010, 3:39 pm
Kate from Prospect Lefferts says:
With all due respect, did he bring a cheesecake to the girl who lost her newborn?

Or how about the woman who had to sit in the house with the corpse of her father becuase no one could get to her either.
Dec. 30, 2010, 3:45 pm
The Weird Beard from Downtown says:

If anyone needs more proof what a FRAUD (and schmuck) Bloomberg is walk by the city OEM building, Cadman Plaza side-- sidewalk barely shoveled, street a sheet of (now melting) ice.

Oh, but the entryway to the building is totally clear!

Meanwhile the Feds managed to clean the courthouse all around: street, sidewalk, entry etc.

There's NO EXCUSE whatsoever: that's not a DSNY job, even if the work slowdown is true (which I doubt, or if so, I doubt it's THEE reason things got so bad.)

Bermuda must have been nice tho', huh?
Dec. 30, 2010, 4:16 pm
John from Windsor Terrace says:
But by golly, Times Square will be shoveled out for all the world to see won't it!

Talk about dropping the ball!!
Dec. 30, 2010, 4:24 pm
Hank from Staten island says:
Moshe. Not just A BEHAIMA but a big fat behaima
Dec. 30, 2010, 5:06 pm
trace from park slope says:
bloomberg's 'macacca' moment..down goes the mean old oligarch...
Dec. 30, 2010, 6:18 pm
Africa from Bed Stuy says:
Mr Mayor.someone did a job on you. But my question to you is as follow . If. Someone did a job on you does that mean that your not in charge? Would you not see that someone did a job on you and fire the guy? How is it that it took you so long to relise that?
Dec. 30, 2010, 7:27 pm
j from Park Slope says:
Just a political tactic to boost approval ratings... Sorry Bloombooger but one day of wet socks doesn't make up for my 4 days of misery
Dec. 30, 2010, 8:17 pm
pat boone from clinton fulton says:
Hey bloondreck just fes it up and say folks listen I ——ed up big time be a man and fez it up. Going round and round nad blamining others will not make you look good
Dec. 30, 2010, 8:31 pm
Joe from Carroll Gardens says:
Hey everyone, way to make Brooklynites seem tough with all this ——ing and moaning. Good God, it was 3 days of inconvenience caused by an abnormal amount of snow which we don't often see.

This storm really has me concerned about how the city and its residents will handle a real catastrophe. From what I've seen the last few days we would crumble at the seams.

We all from top to bottom handled this situation like fools.
Dec. 30, 2010, 9:57 pm
WW from Bay Ridge says:
I say it was all the trees he's planted that reversed the Global Warming.

Now stop before it gets too cold!
Dec. 30, 2010, 10:08 pm
nancy from coney says:
what a jackass bloomberg is and you all voted for him fokes your getting what you payed 4 but us that didnt are suferring because of what you guys did 2- what would be the case if we did such a sloppy job on our jobs like mikey did i know i wouldnt have a job it took 4 days 2 clean my block and the plows messed up several cars what jerks the city higher up are and mikey is the biggest jerk and id love 2 say it 2 his face if i got the chance
i bet u times square wont be messed up
andneither manhattan
Dec. 30, 2010, 11:11 pm
dickhead from brooklynheights says:
Its all the trees that was planted and all the bike lanes and the fewer cars that cooled off the city so we are getting more snow now
Dec. 30, 2010, 11:29 pm
Reisdent from of PPW says:
I heard a rumor that Bloomberg named Commissioner Sadik-Khan as the new DSNY commissioner. She has promised big changes and that all the roadways will be cleared of snow in time for Bloomberg to run for his 4th term! In the interim, all streets are now bike lanes!
Dec. 31, 2010, 6:58 am
Bill from Park Slope says:
To Joe from Carroll Gardens-

We've seen larger storms that were dealt with better. This was not the worst storm, but look how it wasn't dealt with. Am betting if you were on kidney dialysis or had some other health issue you'd be b*tching.

By the way, are you really from Brooklyn or are you a yuppie from somewhere else.

Just curious.
Dec. 31, 2010, 8:52 am
Joe from Carroll Garden says:
@ Bill

Born @ Methodist Hospital and raised in Gravesend.

And this was the 6th worst snowstorm in NYC since 1869 so there weren't to many much worse than this.

I feel for the sick who were victims of the storm but the idiots trying to drive Honda civics around the neighborhood during the storm and through the next day made it all the worse.
Dec. 31, 2010, 10:35 am
Bill from Park Slope says:
ok, I am with you on that one
Dec. 31, 2010, 10:42 am
hman from South Slope says:
He really does walk on water!
Dec. 31, 2010, 11:42 am
nancy from coney says:
the city wasnt prepared
bloomberg is a jerk 4 playing us all
he s up 2 something
and so id dsny
they all left u dangling in the wind
and didnt help that all those idiots went out driving
when were told not 2
i thought bklynites were smarter
guess not
Dec. 31, 2010, 11:53 am
TheBayRidger from Bay Ridge says:
"Boo, hoo; boo hoo. They didn't shovel my block fast enough so I'm cryin'."

Of course the fact that you shoveled the snow from your driveway or your car dig-out into the middle of the street and then, times that by 15 other idiot neighbors who did the same thing... that didn't block the street at all.

And you and other idiot neighbors of yours who went out in their cars in the height of the storm then got stuck in the middle of the street, thereby, eliminating the possibility of ANY plow getting through...

Yes, it's all Bloomberg's fault; yeah, right.
Jan. 3, 2011, 2:32 pm
Investigate NWO/globalists from Brooklyn Heights says:
What the hell does a multi-billionaire corporatist have in common with average New Yorkers struggling to stay here???
Sept. 10, 2011, 1:05 pm

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