The raids are a start, but not enough. Why does NYC government make it so easy for these businesses to open and operate? Perhaps there need to be stricter laws. Hold landlords responsible for allowing illegal activity on the premises; and what about the human trafficking aspect...or is that irrelevant because NYC is a sanctuary city?

Unfortunately this will be an ongoing issue if they keep issuing permits without checking on backgrounds and enforcing stricter rules and regulations for store permits and if they keep letting these people into the country. They also need to crack down on them buying homes and converting them so that they can rent or have more than the allotted number of people living in them. They also use illegal electric by attaching electric to light poles.

I will be not surprised that thanks to the Great Recession, there will be fare and toll increases every odd year for the not too distant future: that is the bureaucratic MTA, not going their way.

Why is it that when the whole Brooklyn coast line from Red Hook, Greenpoint, to Bay Ridge are being developed and beautified Gravesend remains a toxic dumping ground? To me, it's clear that the future of Brooklyn will rely on the improvements and development of it's coastline but looks like Gravesend will be left out of that future.

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