September 3rd, 2021



An electric bike battery caused Wednesday’s Queens fire that left a boy dead and others injured, officials said.
This is the third death from an electric bike battery this year, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. Nine people were hurt in the Ozone Park blaze.
“We’ve had numerous fires, numerous injuries, property damage, all caused by charging these batteries in these bikes,” Nigro said.

Through an investigation by FDNY marshals, Nigro said, they determined that the blaze was ignited as a result of overheated bike batteries which residents had left charging overnight inside the home. The commissioner said the FDNY has experienced 60 fires across the city this year which had a similar cause.
What made matters worse, Nigro indicated, was that the home where the boy lived may have been illegally converted. The residence was a former garage with no egress point through the front, and only a rear door and a stairwell leading to the first floor. The investigation into the possible illegal conversion, he cautioned, remains ongoing.
The residence also lacked a working smoke detector, Nigro added.

Возгорание литиевой батареи привело к пожару, в котором сгорел мальчик. Это уже третий инцидент с взрывающимися батареями в городе за год, который привел к смерти. Начальник пожарного департамента Ниггер, кстати, отметил что и само место пожара вообще не должно было быть обитаемым - люди жили в гараже, который практически точно нелегально (или я подозреваю за взятку) превратили в жилое помещение под сдачу. Учитывая стоимость аренды в городе, люди хватают любое жилье, лишь бы подешевле. Тут выбор такой: или на улице кантоваться, или так. Ну и риски соответственные - или сгореть или утонуть в случае наводнения. Виноваты ли власти? С моей точки зрения - нет, а если виноваты, то только очень опосредовано. Виноваты жадные лендлорды и сами квартиросъемщики, которые осознанно идут на риск. И с батареями такая же фигня. Зная, насколько опасно дешевое китайское дерьмо, все равно его покупают (дёшево же!) и заряжают ночью, когда в случае взрыва хрен спасешься. Не хоцца крутить педальки самим, как это было буквально еще 10 лет назад (и ведь крутили, не разваливались!!!), а на выходе - это.

Грязь в судах

Lawyers and their clients rallied outside City Hall Wednesday demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the decrepit conditions inside the city’s courthouses.
The lack of proper ventilation and pervasive grime is a danger to all who pass through the criminal justice system amid rising COVID-19 infections, said one Brooklyn public defender at the Sept. 1 protest.
“In my eyes it’s criminal, it’s negligence, it’s complete negligence,” said Spencer Smith an attorney with the Legal Aid Society. “Fifteen months where these areas were, for the most part, vacant compared to normal times and they really did not make any meaningful change.”
When the lawyer returned to in-person arraignments in Downtown Brooklyn in July, he said he found old cigarette butts left untouched more than a year after courthouses shuttered in March 2020.
“So that tells you how often they actually give it a deep clean as they like to say — it doesn’t happen,” he said.
The city’s courthouses remained in filthy conditions during the pandemic, with soot-coated air vents, stains, and moldy chairs littering the government buildings, the Daily News reported back in July.
Mayor Bill de Blasio falsely tried to pass the buck to the state’s Office of Court Administration (OCA), which runs the court system, but the buildings are owned by the city and managed through its Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

One shelter coordinator who was processed through the courthouse on Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn in April noticed little had changed in 50 years since he had his last run-in with the law — other than a new fingerprint scanner.
“I said to myself, ‘Wow, everything else is the same.’ 50 years from then to now it’s the same, other than the fingerprint process,” said Anthony Gantt.
The 71-year-old was horrified to find that he had to share his windowless cell with five other people, none of whom were wearing a mask.
When one cellmate suffering from heroin withdrawal threw up, they asked police officers for a mop to clean it up.
“They gave us a roll of toilet paper,” he recalled.
The legal workers and their unions demanded the city allow environmental health experts into the buildings and for the state to return to virtual court proceedings until the buildings are safe.

Ответчики и адвокаты вышли на демонстрацию против грязи в Нью Йоркских судах. Настоящей, не в переносном смысле. Несмотря на то, что суды не работали год, их так и не удосужились отмыть и там везде слой грязи, плесень и всё такое. Один сиделец 71 лет вспоминает, что первый раз он туда попал 50 лет назад и ничего не поменялось с тех пор, кроме сканера для отпечатков пальцев.
Можно не жалеть мелких преступников, но как быть с присяжными, свидетелями, да теми же судьями и прокурорами? Они ведь тоже дышат всем этим. Мэрия сперва отнекивалась, что это не её дело, а судебной системы, пока не выяснилось, что здания на балансе города. Может отмоют теперь. Был я в этих судах (и в прокуратуре) несколько раз - там реально время остановилось на 30-х - 50-х и запах соответствующий.

И куда их девать?

Chris Corliss has lived in Kips Bay for a decade. He says he does not feel endangered, but rather sympathetic to the loiterers’ plight. With the COVID-19 pandemic leaving a harsh toll on many New Yorkers, he believes this could be a coping mechanism to deal with the world as it is.
“It feels like people who are having a rough time and trying to get back on their feet. One thing that definitely happened during the pandemic is that you went from that population being 2% of people you saw in the street to them being 20% of people you saw in the street, but also there are less people on the street in general,” Corliss said.
It is not merely storefront workers and pedestrians who have had issues with the belligerent drug abuse, motorists passing through the area likewise encounter disputes. Often spotted using crutches or a walker, some feel this shows yet another telltale sign of hospital patients.
amNewYork Metro observed a man on the corner of 29th Street and Third Avenue, blocking traffic with his body, even going so far as to lay back on vehicles until he received a cash toll. This behavior can go on for hours until the panhandlers grow weary and slink to the ground.

In an attempt to gauge the value of care those individuals are receiving, amNewYork Metro made several attempts to speak with the directly impacted. From incoherent bellowing to non-verbal responses, most had very little to say regarding their treatment, save for one man who simply could not recall his time in Bellevue Hospital.
“I don’t remember, I was asleep the whole time — I just got out,” he said.
Bellevue Hospital, the NYC Health + Hospitals facility at the corner of East 28th Street and 1st Avenue, is known to have a large drug treatment center and an outpatient psychiatry clinic.
A spokesperson for NYC Health + Hospitals indicated that Bellevue Hospital only discharges its patients when staff believes are ready to leave their care, and that it connects patients in need with various social services to ensure they can recover and rebuild their lives following their hospital stay.
“As members of the Kips Bay community, we take this seriously. NYC Health + Hospitals provides medical and mental health treatment to New Yorkers with substance use disorders. Our hospitals, including NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, provide compassionate care, and patients are only discharged when our providers believe they are stable and ready. We also connect patients to social work and case management to help link them to other services they may need following discharge. We ask that neighbors support those in need, and reject stereotypes and stigma around substance use disorder,” a spokesman said in a statement.
However, according to those who work, live, and travel through Kips Bay, the lack of transitional aid following a mentally ill or substance addicted patient is apparent — and, in many cases, disturbing.


Статья о том, что там где я работаю, количество бомжей и ненормальных уже зашкаливает. Рядом находится муниципальный госпиталь Белвью, где расположена опять же муниципальная психиатрическая клиника. Пациентов, которых считают "готовыми к жизни" просто выпихивают на улицу и привет Васе. Местные говорят, что их количество увеличилось с 2% от прохожих до 20%. Каждый пятый в округе или бомж, или наркоман под кайфом или просто псих. Часто все вместе. Они не соображают что происходит, часто в ответ на распросы просто мычат или несут околесицу. Один такой просто сказал, что вообще не помнит как был в госпитале, очнулся уже на улице. А один перец так вообще кидается под колеса машин, не дает им ехать пока ему не заплатят мзду. Многие ненормальные с госпитальными браслетами, то есть они не так давно были выпихнуты на улицу и госпиталь ответственности не несёт. Предлагают не относится к этим людям со стереотипами, а проявить, "панимаешь", понимание к проблемам наркомании. Действительно, а что с ними делать? Это же не война в Афганистане с триллионными контрактами, тут денег не особо попилишь.

Украинец - это плохой диагноз.

Это фильм о том, как во времена русско-турецкой войны, героический украинский казак Андрей спешит в Стамбул передать султану секретную информацию о том, как русские хотят захватить прекрасный турецкий город Хаджибей и превратить в захудалую русскую Одессу. Одесская киностудия.