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Vote how everyday New Yorkers feel: Goodwin

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In recent days, Mayor de Blasio has done a bang-up impersonation of Alfred E. Neuman by confirming that he doesn’t give a damn about rising crime and disorder. His claim that there will be “a natural outcome” to the “particular issues” in Washington Square Park is the political version of “What, Me Worry?”

Violence, mayhem, filth — it’s no big deal to him. But as one longtime resident of the area told the Post: “Problems tend not to solve themselves naturally, and you have to do something about them — especially when you’re the mayor of New York.”

That is obvious to most sentient souls, but Mayor Putz is apparently not among them. If he showed concern, he would then be obligated to act. So to keep responsibility far from his door, he insists the chaos and danger are routine.

If there is any silver lining in such madness, it’s that the conditions in the famed park are exploding just as the mayoral primaries enter the final week. With surging crime and growing public chaos already ranking at the top of voters’ concerns, it becomes more urgent by the day that New Yorkers make the right choice to replace the term-limited de Blasio.

Another four or eight years of someone as incompetent and feckless as he is would leave the city damaged beyond recognition — and maybe beyond saving.

Yet it’s also true that many New Yorkers are unaware of just how much and how fast the city has declined. They probably also have little idea what the unchecked spread of lawlessness would mean for them, their families and neighborhoods.

Fortunately, there is an easy, quick way for them to get up to speed on both the big picture and on a neighborhood level. A series of short films is being released that perfectly capture what’s happening all around the five boroughs.


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