Welcome to Long Beach future. It’s a great beach day, but what to wear? That bathing suit you bought yesterday is sooooooo yesterday. Luckily your Amazon Echo Look takes a scan of your body and suggests a neon glow-in-the-dark leopard-printed rhinestone thong, which immediately gets added to your cart. Buy item with 1-click. Ten minutes later an Amazon drone delivers, dropping it down your chimney Santa Claus-style. Before you don your trendy new outfit, you sit on the toilet, do a little poop while the (soon to be announced) Amazon Echo Toilet Look analyzes your stool. A quick diagnosis tells you to add more probiotics to your diet. Your Amazon cart gets updated with the most popular and trendy brand. Time to get some fresh air (‘Amazon Fresh Air’ patent pending). Checking out the local surf cams, you see one foot waves which are perfect for your Segway-brand gyroscope balancing long board (patent pending). As your autonomous vehicle escorts you to the beach, you get to sit back, relax and upload some selfies to your favorite anti-social wasteland. License plate readers will make sure you’re not MS-13, MS-14 or Napoleon Bonaparte. Of course your robot car speeds through the school zone – no cameras there! Ahhhh the boardwalk. Time to relax. Time to let go of technology. Time to unwind and unplug. Hey, what the hell is that thing watching me?
Isn’t freedom of speech wonderful? Hey, check this out:
“Council President Len Torres told the Herald last October that he was disappointed with iStar for originally claiming it had the money to fund the project, and then seeking a large tax break.” [link]
Yeah, no shit. Representatives from iStar told tons of Long Beach residents at their little 2014 party at [I think it was Sutton Place] how they had the money and the project was shovel ready. This company is such a liar liar pants on fire. They totally lied to us and now they want us to foot the bill, whether it’s in the form of taxes or a lawsuit. What a greedy fucking company.
I’m so tired of all this. I am tired of this company. I am tired of Long Beach residents footing the bill for everything. I am tired of Long Beach, in general, on social media.
The people of Long Beach and the People of Nassau County should sue iStar. Oh yeah, read this article: iStar pushing Long Beach to back $82M tax break
iStar originally came to the IDA asking for $129 million dollars. They are now down to $82 million. As the Newsday editorial [image below] and many have pointed out, what was that $47 million dollars, gravy? How can the City Council be legally beholden to an agreement when the people they agreed with are so obviously trying to game the system. It is impossible to demand that the City Council follow through with that agreement given the way that is has been handled by iStar where they have blatantly shown that all they are after is more profit.
(In the words of Larry David) Having said that….
RE: iStar letter and potential lawsuit
Attention City Council and City Manager:
It’s time for you to do the right thing. A $105 million dollar lawsuit that we potentially face due do your negligence is something you can clear up by sending the letter that iStar requires, telling them that you gave them permission to go to the IDA. After you do this, us residents will try to clean up your mess.
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