“I’m furious at Mayor Bloomberg, he’s a rich man, so he doesn’t care about the little people,” said New Enrico’s Car Service livery driver Julio Carpio, speaking in Spanish. “I have to work, why aren’t people out there plowing? Why does the mayor always go on TV the night before to say, ‘We’re all set with a fleet of salt trucks,’? and then you never see a single truck. They always abandon Queens.”…
Some New Yorkers in the outer boroughs are complaining that the city took too long to plow their neighborhoods, ignoring them in favor of wealthier Manhattan areas. City officials said that some side streets might not be cleared until well into Tuesday.
State Senator Carl Kruger blasted the city’s response, saying part of Mill Basin and Mahattan Beach were not plowed even once by Monday evening.
“It is unconcsconsiable,” Kruger told NBC New York. “It has to be addressed. There has to be some reason given….When the Fire Department asks to declare a state of emergency and the OEM denies that request, then there is something wrong.”