In the New York City of Mike Bloomberg, a business must be very big before it gets any respect from the city. Brooklyn boro president Marty Markowitz wants to open a casino up in Coney Island in the general area of the famous amusement parks in the area. In order to pave the way for such a casino, gambling would have to first be legalised, und would proibably be opened only to a politically connected bidder. Of all the businesses to be looked to for tax revenue, gambling is amongthe most controversial, raising questions about organised crime and gamblingaddiction.
The city could create an economic boom in the five boros simply by slashing tickest and summons to businesses, as well as vastly expanding parking in shopping areas. My favourite book store on Avenue J in Midwood closed down a few years ago. The two things that did tehstore in were internet sales of books and the fact that shoppers were deathly afraid of getting ticketed by zealous traffic enforcement agents who show up moments after a meter runs out of time. As long as the city would rather collect tickets, summons and violatin fines from motorists and businesses, then jobs will become scarce in New York City. Fear of crime and fear of being robbed legally by the city are the bane of every New Yorker’s existence. You shouldn’t have to be a billionaire casino magnate to get respect from New York City. No one is home at Gracie Mansion. Hopefully our next mayor will understand this issue better.