To: Herkimer Village Leaders

To: Herkimer Village Leaders

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Disgusted Resident

Syracuse, NY

#1 May 29, 2012
Can any of you tell us tax-paying citizens and residents why North Main Street looks like a rundown ghetto/ghost town and how much longer we are going to have to see it in the condition it's in??? I try to avoid driving up Main Street now because looking at all of the empty storefronts in disrepair angers, saddens and disgusts me and I'm probably not alone in feeling this way. I'm thinking about putting my house on the market and leaving this area as it suffers from the drawn-out demise of urban decay. Even Little Falls doesn't have that many empty storefronts!
Duh

Syracuse, NY

#2 May 29, 2012
Go to a meeting and complain you lazy, stupid b+stard instead of posting on topix and hoping someone sees it. Grow a pair you dumb pos.
main st then

New York, NY

#3 May 30, 2012
Let's realize the plight of main st is not much different than many small town communities across NY. We were just talking about the days of 'ole when we would shop at Triangle Shoes, W T Grants, Montgomery Wards along with the Vogue, Endicot Johnsons, Greg applicances..and of course Mungers. Why did these stores move out! Malls and the people who would rather frequent them. We are the ones who like to shop at malls etc. So what happens? The economy has crashed, we all look for bargains and let's not forget the adage " Nature abhors a vacuum.". When tenants moved out and jobs were lost, the businesses folded and the buildings fell into disrepair with no tenants. The apartments above the businesses are cheap enough for the poor. The owners have to pay their taxes and get rent somewhere. That is the plight. How would you have the local government solve it. With social services only a stones throw away, it's apparent the main street tenants choose where they live because of cheap rent and access to the county offices. I'll bet the jail also adds to this decay. DUH is right, As you complain, get off your butt and offer suggestions for improvement. Just blaming doesn't solve anything. You would do this if you cared or are you one of those who just likes to point fingers rather than offer help and solutions?
best solution

La Plata, MD

#4 May 30, 2012
main st then wrote:
Let's realize the plight of main st is not much different than many small town communities across NY. We were just talking about the days of 'ole when we would shop at Triangle Shoes, W T Grants, Montgomery Wards along with the Vogue, Endicot Johnsons, Greg applicances..and of course Mungers. Why did these stores move out! Malls and the people who would rather frequent them. We are the ones who like to shop at malls etc. So what happens? The economy has crashed, we all look for bargains and let's not forget the adage " Nature abhors a vacuum.". When tenants moved out and jobs were lost, the businesses folded and the buildings fell into disrepair with no tenants. The apartments above the businesses are cheap enough for the poor. The owners have to pay their taxes and get rent somewhere. That is the plight. How would you have the local government solve it. With social services only a stones throw away, it's apparent the main street tenants choose where they live because of cheap rent and access to the county offices. I'll bet the jail also adds to this decay. DUH is right, As you complain, get off your butt and offer suggestions for improvement. Just blaming doesn't solve anything. You would do this if you cared or are you one of those who just likes to point fingers rather than offer help and solutions?
sell now well you can get a decent percentage of your value its only gonna get wise. Already 49%of the people and properties pay 100% of the taxes, doesn't take a smart person to realize taxes will wipe out the last of us working folks
more money than brains

Utica, NY

#5 May 30, 2012
Duh wrote:
Go to a meeting and complain you lazy, stupid b+stard instead of posting on topix and hoping someone sees it. Grow a pair you dumb pos.
You have balls A-Hole..If you have been to any of these board meeting which by the sounds of it YOU HAVE NOT! Going to any of the board meetings is like talking to a wall! They do not want you their and have no problem showing it.
more money than brains

Utica, NY

#6 May 30, 2012
main st then wrote:
Let's realize the plight of main st is not much different than many small town communities across NY. We were just talking about the days of 'ole when we would shop at Triangle Shoes, W T Grants, Montgomery Wards along with the Vogue, Endicot Johnsons, Greg applicances..and of course Mungers. Why did these stores move out! Malls and the people who would rather frequent them. We are the ones who like to shop at malls etc. So what happens? The economy has crashed, we all look for bargains and let's not forget the adage " Nature abhors a vacuum.". When tenants moved out and jobs were lost, the businesses folded and the buildings fell into disrepair with no tenants. The apartments above the businesses are cheap enough for the poor. The owners have to pay their taxes and get rent somewhere. That is the plight. How would you have the local government solve it. With social services only a stones throw away, it's apparent the main street tenants choose where they live because of cheap rent and access to the county offices. I'll bet the jail also adds to this decay. DUH is right, As you complain, get off your butt and offer suggestions for improvement. Just blaming doesn't solve anything. You would do this if you cared or are you one of those who just likes to point fingers rather than offer help and solutions?
You sound like one of our over paid politicians
Who in hell are you george aneys boy senator seward talking!
Duh

United States

#7 May 30, 2012
more money than brains wrote:
<quoted text>
You have balls A-Hole..If you have been to any of these board meeting which by the sounds of it YOU HAVE NOT! Going to any of the board meetings is like talking to a wall! They do not want you their and have no problem showing it.
Yeah and you accomplish tons more crying about it on Topix, right loser?
Go drink your 12 pack and pork your daughter you backwoods hillbilly.
more money than brains

Utica, NY

#8 May 30, 2012
Check out where our politicians live or george aney , john crandall, mike daley, senator seward, mark buttler or any of the bottom feeders and you will find your answer of why nothing is being done. george aney or any of these people who say they love their community so much as you can see has not lifted one finger to do anything. Remember this when the bottom feeds come up for election!
Duh

United States

#9 May 30, 2012
English isn't your primary language is it retard?
Disgusted Resident

Athens, PA

#11 May 30, 2012
Einstein: "The new, unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except man's way of thinking". I shudder to even consider what you hateful, rude and primitive neanderthal posters would do to one another if a nuclear weapon somehow ever came under your control. It's no wonder as to why we worry so much about Iran, North Korea and other rogue nations developing or obtaining nuclear weapons. Read Einstein's words above ONE MORE TIME!
Walmart

Ardsley, NY

#12 May 30, 2012
Disgusted Resident wrote:
Can any of you tell us tax-paying citizens and residents why North Main Street looks like a rundown ghetto/ghost town and how much longer we are going to have to see it in the condition it's in??? I try to avoid driving up Main Street now because looking at all of the empty storefronts in disrepair angers, saddens and disgusts me and I'm probably not alone in feeling this way. I'm thinking about putting my house on the market and leaving this area as it suffers from the drawn-out demise of urban decay. Even Little Falls doesn't have that many empty storefronts!
Thanks for shopping at our store instead of your traditional local businesses so you can save money. We are the new main street so get use to it.

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