I have history with NYC because we have lived here for so long. We lived here through Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, Bloomberg and now DeBlasio. This city, the epicenter of democracy and capitalism is ever changing and evolving.
When we came to NYC there were areas of Brooklyn I would not feel comfortable walking through during the day and areas in Manhattan that I would not feel comfortable during the night.
This town is a melting pot of religions, pay checks, languages, jobs, ideas and housing.
Each mayor sets different priorities. In the last year we have seen the homeless situation in this city return to a level that I have not seen in almost 15 years. The streets are not as clean either but it is the homeless situation that is to upsetting. They are sleeping on the streets, in doorways, and the majority of them are mentality unstable.
There was a guy ranting and raving in front of our dentist office making it difficult to get in and not to mention scary. There is a guy who lives at the end of our street creating his own personal plastic shop. There is the guy who sleeps on the sidewalk outside the park. I could go on and on but it is unacceptable that this mayor appears to have chosen to do nothing about this issue. Just noting the streets are filthy too.
We are living in a time where people feel on edge as it is and having unstable people living on our streets just amplifies the feeling of not being safe. It is not ok.