Mayor Eric Adams ‘I Have to Get New Yorkers to Eat a Plant Based Center Life’

During a press conference Monday on the launch of new “lifestyle medicine” health clinics in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams called critics of his diet as “food police” and he was not interested in labeling what he does and does not eat.

It sure looks like NYC has gotten themselves another media hog who this time has found food and fitness as the religion de jour for the city. He is just following in the foot steps of Bloomberg and De Blasio. I’ll throw in a couple of flashbacks for a refresher.

It’s almost impossible to comprehend liberals mentality. Why is this mayor not working on pressing issues like crime, and the infrastructure of the city rather to control what people should eat? This issue can be a part of his agenda but to waste public resources on this? Of course, here we go again with school lunches once again. Mooch 2.0.

Over his first few weeks in office, Adams has begun rolling out key programs related to veganism. The city education department launched “Vegan Fridays” last week, and on Monday Adams announced the expansion of a lifestyle medicine program that aims to help people with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and prediabetes reverse their symptoms through a plant-based diet. He also floated the idea of cooking vegan meals on $10 a day.

“Don’t worry about what’s on Mayor Adams’ plate,” Adams said, after boasting that his “go-to meal” is kidney bean stew. “Put these items on your plate, because I’m living a healthier lifestyle, and I’m encouraging New Yorkers to have as many plant-based meals as possible.” Keep reading

The major kerfuffle at this point is whether he is being truthful about his good choices:

But one mayoral critic said Adams’ flip-flopping on his food choices is evidence of a larger, concerning pattern about truthfulness and transparency.

“I don’t give a damn if he eats fish,” said Bill Neidhardt, co-founder of the progressive political consulting firm Left Flank Strategies. “I care a lot about that he’s a congenital liar that surrounds himself with corrupt people.”

A flashback of how absurd this gets.

Bloomberg: ‘I am going to slow down the elevator’

So we slow down the elevators, place them in out-of-the-way locations. What could go wrong. Best part? This is the new “Low Income housing” that we are supporting. Oopsie, “Affordable Housing” apparently the new term.

The article stated that the “affordable housing” development features murals and music along the stairway, with elevators located farther away from the front door that are “programmed to move at a slow pace.”

The design of the 124-unit, $37.7 million building not only encourages using the stairs but offers a free gym, an outdoor fitness park with exercise machines and a flower garden for children, adults and senior citizens. The building also has an indoor garage.

Arbor House’s outdoor fitness park sports “a tai chi spinner” for senior citizens who move the wheels with their arms, leg presses and a giant-size chess board with 4-foot tall chess pieces children can pick up and move.

The indoor gym has stationary children’s bikes with video games attached to a screen.

As part of his ongoing campaign to transform New York City into what he calls “Fit City,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promoting “active design” for low-income housing developments being built there, including plans to prompt residents to use the stairs and rooftop gardens for growing “healthy” foods.

In 2010, the Bloomberg Administration and other public and private sector groups issued the “Active Design Guidelines,” which promotes car-free neighborhoods, encourages “physical movement” inside buildings and “improves access to nutritious food.”

In March, the 124-unit, $37.7 million Arbor House was opened in the Bronx.

New York City has intentionally caused the traffic nightmare

Time for some traffic problems in Manhattan!

City officials have intentionally ground Midtown to a halt with the hidden purpose of making drivers so miserable that they leave their cars at home and turn to mass transit or bicycles, high-level sources told The Post.

Today’s gridlock is the result of an effort by the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations over more than a decade of redesigning streets and ramping up police efforts, the sources said.

“The traffic is being engineered,” a former top NYPD official told The Post, explaining a long-term plan that began under Mayor Mike Bloomberg and hasn’t slowed with Mayor de Blasio.

“The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” the former official said.

“There’s a reduction in capacity through the introduction of bike lanes and streets and lanes being closed down.”

The goal of the jammed traffic is to shift as many drivers as possible to public transit or bicycles.

More NY Post with the details of how they are carrying out their plan.

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New York City cuts 1,000 trees to raise park 8-10 feet to address panic over 3mm sea level rise.

 

All for the mere sum of $1.45 Billion to start. De Blasio claims it’s the first project such as this done in the world. “Coastal Resiliency” is the new term for boondoggles that plunder the treasury in the name of climate change. East River Park is the lucky recipient of this destruction. No millionaires living here in the East River Park area. It is no Central park. But for these folks, it was their little piece of heaven. No second homes for them to escape the city.

East River Park Org:

New York City is demolishing our big, beloved park on the unwealthy side of the Lower East Side and East Village. Everything must go–shady lawns, picnic areas, ballfields, running track, amphitheater, the compost yard, historic buildings, and 1,000 trees, most 82 years old and healthy.

The city is going ahead with the massively destructive ESCR–East Side Coastal Resiliency project–even though there are alternatives that could preserve much of our park and provide flood control.

Under the current plan, the city will build a 1.2 mile wall along the water and cover the razed park with eight feet of fill. Eventually a new park will be built on top of this levee.

It is scheduled to take five years (but when has NYC ever done anything on schedule?) and cost $1.45 billion. Accepted bids have already exceeded that budget by $73 million, and the crucial expanded sewer system part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency has not even been bid out yet. Where will the money come from? See our “Already Over Budget” report.

 

 

Green Wire:

When Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled final details of the plan in 2019, he called the project “a very, very big undertaking.” Its outcome could be watched closely as other cities embark on resilience projects of their own and encounter the hard choices required when remaking urban landscapes in the face of global warming.

Photo by Allie Ryan via The Village Sun.

At right, the cherry trees have been cut down and so have 82-year-old London planes. Dec. 7, 2021.

 

“It is audacious, but most of all, it is necessary,” said de Blasio, a Democrat.

But the city’s ambitious plan has provoked a loud uproar in the waning days of de Blasio’s term as mayor, which will end Dec. 31.

Some critics have already given de Blasio, who’s now considering a run for governor, a new nickname: Tree-Kill Bill.

Anger at the mayor hit a boiling point last week after his opponents accused him of ignoring a court order that called for a temporary stop to the tree removal. But a state appeals court judge on Thursday sided with the city and allowed the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project to go forward.

Wearing a white hard hat and a lime green vest during a recent visit to the sea wall construction site, Jainey Bavishi, the director of the New York Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency, surveyed the work underway near East 20th Street, where crews were pouring concrete for part of the wall.

“It’s actually the first flood protection project of its kind in a dense urban environment anywhere in the world,” Bavishi said, straining to be heard over the roar of construction trucks and car horns from the nearby Manhattan streets. “I think there’s a lot of planning that’s happening for flood protection projects, but nothing of this scope or scale.”

 

If anyone thinks this is the end, think again. Just think of the tens of thousands of miles of coastal areas that are ready for all of these “shovel ready” jobs waiting in the new “Green” projects awaiting in the recent boondoggle bill just passed by Congress.

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De Blasio Gym stays open while NYC remains closed – tweet of the year

 

“I’ll take “Definitions of Elitism” for $1000, Alex”

He wants to stay healthy while others can’t ?

“I’ll never understand how democrat voters have not yet said to themselves once, something ain’t right here.”

A wonderful example how very special the Democrats are,

He needs to stay healthy he says because he has to make decisions……

 

 

Looking good in the swamp today.

De Blasio appoints wife head of coronavirus racial inequality task force

 

Not going to slow down NYC de Blasio from promoting his wife to another cash cow. Reparations coming my dear, so said the wolf and lots of goodies for her friends. Better yet she is itching for a political office apparently. What could go wrong?

 

The happy couple

Mayor de Blasio isn’t letting the controversy surrounding his wife’s embattled billion-dollar mental-health initiative stop him from appointing her to head a new coronavirus recovery task force.

Citing her work with the ThriveNYC initiative, de Blasio revealed on Sunday that First Lady Chirlane McCray, a rumored contender for Brooklyn borough president, would co-chair a Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity as the city plans its eventual reopening.

Chirlane McCray, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, was entrusted in 2015 with running a new initiative in the city called ThriveNYC, a program that attempted to address issues of homelessness, substance use, depression and suicide, all centered around mental health and with a price tag of $250 million per year in tax payer dollars.

Now, four years later, there are serious concerns and calls for official inquiries into the program because no one can determine if it’s actually been successful. What’s more, due to a general opaqueness when it comes to the program’s budget, ThriveNYC has apparently left that nearly $900 million unaccounted for.

 

“Chirlane doesn’t have an impressive track record running task forces or agencies,” said Councilman Joe Borelli (R-SI), who has jousted with City Hall over Thrive’s alleged lack of help for the NYPD amid a spate of suicides by cops.

“This is too serious an issue to use it as profile raiser,” he added, referring to her potential political aspirations.

Councilman Robert Holden said the appointment reeks of political calculation by the mayor to up McCray’s visibility ahead of a widely rumored run for Beep.

“This is political. I wish de Blasio would stop doing this,” said the Queens Democrat. “Let her win the Brooklyn borough presidency on her own merits.

“Her track record on Thrive and the statue commission hasn’t been so good,” he added, referring to another of McCray’s questionable forays into the spotlight.

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NYC Mayor’s wife choses ‘Drag Queens’ for Statues over Saints

The real heroines for de Blasio’s wife are drag queens and abortion rights activists. How many tax payer bucks are going to supposedly ‘equalize’ the number of male statues to female statues in the city? Who is going to create these statues since the mayor’s wife doesn’t have exactly a good track record. De Blasio’s wife and the case of missing 850 million in taxpayers money

She will make a wonderful first lady don’t you think?-

Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, launched a “She Built NYC” program and invited the public to vote on the names of women they want the city to recognize with a statue. Mother Cabrini got more votes than any other woman , yet McCray’s panel rejected the public’s choice.

Mother Cabrini

Francesca Xavier Cabrini and other female icons were denied honorary statues after a group controlled by First Lady Chirlane McCray tossed out the revered Catholic sister in favor of more women of color and a drag queen-turned-LGBTQ activist.

She was America’s first saint, a tireless advocate who founded an upstate orphanage, a school for girls in Washington Heights and 67 organizations for the needy in the late 1880s.
But she wasn’t good enough to be named one of New York’s seven most important women.

This despite Cabrini getting the most votes in a poll of New Yorkers on who should be included.

Also denied were poll leaders Emily Warren Roebling, who led the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Music School founder Janet Schenck.

Instead, they selected abortion rights activist Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trías and drag queens Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, among others, making clear what their criteria were.

Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Everett Collection

 

The reaction from New Yorkers had been predictably swift and fierce. But apparently it wasn’t fierce enough to slow down de blasio.

All is well in the swamp. That is for sure.

NYC de Blasio’s panel recommends eliminating all gifted school programs

 

What to do with bright Dick and Jane in the New York school system? They have no right to an enrichment program. After all, they are more likely White. Forget that dear old mom and dad are more likely doing the heavy lifting in paying taxes to support the school system and educating the Johnnies that aren’t so bright. Just who is paying for the school lunch programs and whatever else?

No, in the Socialist perfect world we simply want mediocrity. We want no advancement for the brightest in supporting their creativity. After all they are our future scientists and engineers.  Good work New York. This should bring about a new wave of ‘White Flight” and even worse, poor Black, Hispanics and Asians bright kids will be restricted in getting the opportunity at fulfilling their potential.

No they must be sacrificed on the altar of so called desegregation.

Chalkbeat:

The advisory group tasked with finding new ways to integrate New York City schools is recommending the nation’s largest school system eliminate gifted programs and selective admissions at most city schools.

Those are some of the proposals unveiled Monday night by the School Diversity Advisory Group, made up of academics, students, parents, and advocates appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Earlier this year, 62 of the diversity advisory group’s 67 initial recommendations became city policy.

Their latest recommendations take aim at admissions policies that have been seen as critical for getting white, middle-class families who might otherwise leave the city or choose private schools to enroll in public schools.

Any of the proposed changes have the potential to ignite intense pushback. The group recognizes this tension and says they believe their recommendations “thread that needle in a bold and balanced way,” the report’s authors write.

The report calls for the admissions test to be dropped and for programs to be phased out by not enrolling any new students. Instead, the group advises that the city provide local districts with resources to create their own alternatives that avoid the kind of “rigid academic tracking” that can lead to internally segregated schools.

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have more on the topic behind a paywall. More at Chalkbeat

A press conference is scheduled for 1pm today. It will be interesting to hear what our Presidential candidate de Blasio has to say on the matter.

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De Blasio rushes to G20 summit to join anarchists

The only thing that could have been more absurd was to have Obama attend the G-20 in his more comfortable role as Community Organizer. At first I thought this had to be The Onion, but no. This on the heels of the murdering of a police officer.

Police and protesters clashed ahead of the G20 summit in Germany Thursday, with riot gear-clad cops swarming the streets to block the 10,000-strong crowd with water cannons. What could be better than to have de Blasio join in?

Mayor de Blasio on Thursday skipped an NYPD swearing-in ceremony made somber by this week’s assassination of a cop — then hours later revealed he was busy preparing to jet off on a surprise trip to join leftist protesters at the G-20 summit in Germany.

Hizzoner’s overseas jaunt was kept under wraps until just 90 minutes before he took off from Newark Airport.

Commie deblasio

A last-minute announcement said he “will attend several events surrounding the G-20 Summit, including Saturday’s Hamburg Zeigt Haltung rally.”

The mayor also made sure the free trip will include a visit with his son, Dante, a Yale University student who’s spending the summer on an internship in Berlin, a City Hall spokesman said.

Presumptive Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis accused de Blasio of abandoning pressing issues in the Big Apple to pursue his progressive agenda in Europe.

H/T: NY Post

Acorn Replanted – Former Leader, Bertha Lewis Back In The Game

Here is the headline:

Dem NYC Mayoral Candidate Thanks Ex-ACORN Chief Bertha Lewis’ New Group For Helping Him Win Primary, Lewis Rants, “We’re Baacccck, The Right Wing Will Have To Deal With It”…

de Blasio, will turn New York City into a Marxist state. Good luck New York. He is otherwise known as, drum roll please :

The candidate’s official biography is that Bill de Blasio is his third legal  name.

The man who could become the city’s 109th mayor was born Warren Wilhelm Jr.  on May 8, 1961, in Manhattan, his birth certificate shows.

In 1983, fresh out of New York University, he petitioned a Manhattan judge  to formally change his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm, according to legal  records.

And in December 2001 he petitioned a judge in Brooklyn to formally change  his name again, this time to Bill de Blasio.

Read more: NY Daily News

Via NY Post:

ACORN’s former leader is back on top.

Bertha Lewis played critical behind-the-scenes roles in the victorious Democratic primary campaigns of both Bill de Blasio for mayor and Kenneth Thompson for Brooklyn district attorney, The Post has learned.

“We’re baacccck. The right wing will have to deal with it,” Lewis chuckled.

Lewis, a co-founder of the Working Families Party, was an early backer and adviser to de Blasio.

ACORN’s successor group, New York Communities for Change, endorsed de Blasio for mayor in early spring, and a Lewis protegé, NYCC field director Harold Miller, helped run de Blasio’s field operation.

So it was no surprise that Lewis stood behind de Blasio during his primary night victory speech last Tuesday.

Or that de Blasio tweeted, “Thanks to nychange members for coming out tonight!”

Lewis said she played an even larger role for Ken Thompson, who toppled longtime Brooklyn DA Charles “Joe” Hynes.

I picked up this video below from a Fox interview this morning. Bertha Lewis and her hateful rhetoric that is embraced by the next NYC Mayor. Kiss the city good-bye. The interview gives us a glimpse into the so-called “regionalism” that will be embraced. You know the drill. The suburbs kick into the city. We who live in the suburbs are kicked back into the cities to live. Good Luck NYC.

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