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NIMBY Quote of the Day

March 20, 2014

Here’s a gem from F.H. “Not Without My Parking” Buckley, writing in the American Spectator:

“Then there are the cyclists. Backed by powerful lobbies, they knew what they wanted and they were ruthless. Some keyed our cars, stole our ‘NO BIKE LANE’ signs, physically threatened one of us. They’re not from the neighborhood, but in city-wide elections that doesn’t matter. They also don’t have lives, jobs, families. What they have are their bicycles and an inexhaustible desire to attend community meetings.”

Buckley has me dead to rights. I was born not to parents, but rather assembled by a Dutchman from various bicycle parts to resemble a real human being. I don’t work, but eagerly await my monthly check from the All-Powerful Bicycle Lobby.  And don’t get me started about community meetings.  My desire for attending them is can never be satiated.

It’s funny. Back when some of the Prospect Park West madness began, I attended my first Community Board 6 meeting. This was sometime before NBBL had filed their lawsuit. After I spoke in support of the lane, some of the NBBL members asked me where I lived. When I replied that I lived on Fourth Avenue, I was told by one member, “Go back to Fourth Avenue!”

Anyhoo, aren’t cyclists ka-ray-zee?

  1. Steve F permalink
    March 20, 2014 6:55 pm

    Not in my front yard either!

  2. rabonour permalink
    March 21, 2014 9:29 am

    For the average NBBL member, Fourth Ave is no more Park Slope than East Harlem is.

  3. sammydavisjrjr permalink
    March 21, 2014 10:51 am

    If F.H. Buckley really wants to “retain our sense of neighborhood”, what has he done to stop the “13,000 cars and trucks that speed by each day, mostly well over the speed limit”?

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