Meet the Candidates: Candidate Catsimatidis

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, in his second-round interview about his bid for the Republican mayoral nomination.

Comments [16]


where is the catsimatidis audio? this has the one to the internet crime just like the clip above it

Aug. 21 2013 03:16 PM

Way to let a psycho ask a final question.

Aug. 21 2013 11:33 AM

Some of the specific areas where I would like to hear Mr. Catsimatidis' position and response:

1.) The racket of requiring "water-saving" plumbing fixtures that are anything-but.
Having to flush two, three or more times instead of just once is not saving any water now, is it?
Furthermore, having less water in the bowl creates conditions that are, at best unsightly and just plain disgusting, and, at worse, unsanitary.

Ditto for having to stand under a showerhead for at least twice as long in order to order to properly rinse-off.

2.) The bottle and can deposit program.
In densely populated areas such as most of NYC, neither stores nor residents have the space to deal with all those bottles and cans and most stores simply do not accept them. This creates an undue burden on the taxpayers that results in an additional effective tax upon them, and a rather regressive one at that.

3.) The triumph of ideologically and politically driven agenda over public health.
Would Mr. Catsimatidis stand-up to the whitewashing and effective promotion, in our schools and health agencies, of an inherently unhygienic, gruesome, anatomically and physiologically unsound, brutal (pseudo-)sex act?

Or would he continue, as our current "Public Health Mayor" [sic] has, to capitulate to such the demands of the "LGBTQ" lobby?

Aug. 21 2013 11:26 AM
genejoke from Brooklyn

His comment on the bike lanes as "monstrosities" is only one of the many holes in his credibility.

Aug. 21 2013 11:26 AM
Inquisigal from Brooklyn

He did not just call the bike lanes terrible monstrosities???!!! WoW!

Aug. 21 2013 11:24 AM
Nick from UWS

There are countless completely harmless people rotting in prison today because of the psychopathic Rockefeller drug laws. That's how much Nelson Rockefeller "cared about people".

Aug. 21 2013 11:24 AM
Miscellaneous from NYC

Peter from NYC: Posted on wrong page.

Screener: Why didn't you catch the referenced post and move it?

Aug. 21 2013 11:22 AM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Err, ah, vote Quimby!

Aug. 21 2013 11:21 AM

He will freeze taxes when he takes office -- what an irresponsible, ill-considered vow a la Grover Norquist. He has no idea what needs will arise in the next few months.

Aug. 21 2013 11:21 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

I understand that at least 50% of the NYC Budget comes from parking summonses. This adversely affects small business because those that make deliveries can't find parking and constantly get summonses. Our business pays about $3,000/month just in parking tickets. Any way to resolve this issue?

Aug. 21 2013 11:20 AM
Jean from Midtown

The MTA does have an IG.

Aug. 21 2013 11:20 AM
elsie from Brooklyn

Wow, this man is an embarrassment.

And for the person who posted that they will vote for this silly man because he plans to reinstate the World's Fair, please, go back to wherever you came from. NYC doesn't need more stupid people.

Aug. 21 2013 11:17 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

I heard that as a young man Mr. Catsimatidis built his fortune while living under the Brooklyn bridge and threatening to "gobble up" people who didn't pay a toll? Any truth to this?

Aug. 21 2013 11:15 AM
Peter from NYC

Not generally known that if you are in proximity to the NYC TV antennas, you often can receive an excellent HD signal on your HD TV or old TV with a converter box.

In my case, I found the signal to be a bit better than cable on the major networks.

I used a regular old rabbit ears antenna from Radio Shack, $18.

Aug. 21 2013 11:02 AM
Kat from Astoria

Please ask John if he has a plan for a crisis like a transit strike, snowstorm, terrorist attack, blackout, riot or hurricane. All candidates are giving empty promises about their plans for schools, housing, police, parks, immigration but none have a crisis plan. Every mayoral administration has a crisis-how will John handle his?

Aug. 21 2013 11:00 AM
George from Astoria

My father came to this country as a worker for the Greek Pavilion at the Worlds Fair in 1964. He liked America so much he stayed. That is why i was born and raised in this country.

I'm voting for Catsimatidis because he wants to reinstate the Worlds Fair.
Its a great idea.

I am a registered Democrat and a Liberal but i will vote for him anyway.

Aug. 21 2013 10:46 AM

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