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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change. Sorry.

Monday, May 5, 2014

De Blasio's Housing Plan: Adding more density to NYC?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/nyregion/de-blasio-affordable-housing-plan.html?hpw&rref=nyregion&_r=0#permid=11730950

Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Brooklyn and the Bronx on Monday to outline an ambitious housing plan that envisions adding density to New York City by encouraging the construction of more residential buildings while ensuring that they include affordable homes for poor and middle-income residents.

More at the above link.

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I thought NYC was dense enough as it is... At least Manhattan appears to be.

Shouldn't the primary goal be securing the affordable housing that still remains and is being depleted month after month? And what about that rent freeze?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's the plan for affordable housing:

Income maximum : $25,000

Anonymous said...

This on top of a dilapidated foundation???

First they should fix the infrastructure foundation so it can support this increased housing and new building higher construction.

The underground pipes, steam, electrical, gas, etc and the ground level sidewalks, streets, subway cars tracks and stations are a too much of a dilapidated mess to be a solid foundation for de Blasio's increased housing construction plan.

The city is a patchwork mess of temporary band-aid coverings on gaping holes. NYC needs a Mayor with a plan to fix the crumbling foundation and fast. Is that deBlasio??

Anonymous said...

here is the plan

http://www.nyc.gov/html/housing/assets/downloads/pdf/housing_plan.pdf

Anonymous said...

Increasing density seems unhealthy. China. Hong Kong. Sure it is a short term money making grab. But not good for the health of humans. A very odd bizarre choice.

Anonymous said...

RGB PRELIMINARY VOTE: 0 TO 3 PERCENT FOR 1 YEAR LEASE AND .5 TO 4.5 PERCENT FOR 2 YEAR LEASE.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Bill...NOT!

Anonymous said...

Fine with me. That's why I live in a city and not the suburbs.

Anonymous said...

Bill DeBlasio held true to his word in TRYING to get a rent freeze. Look at the proposed numbers. Did you actually think you were going to get a zero percent increase? The proposed percentages are closer to zero and further away from last years 4 and 7.75 percent increases. These are fair numbers for both sides. 7.75 percent increases are absurd. Landlords are ALWAYS going to make a profit. That's why they are in this business.

Anonymous said...

Fine with me. That's why I live in a city and not the suburbs.

Only an unthinking, cavalier fool would say something as dumb as this. Density in a city matters. A lot. You'll probably be the first one to scream when you can't get the services you want because your neighborhood is overcrowded.

Anonymous said...

Bill de Blasio and his bff are celebrating his birthday - yes that would be Rob Speyer.

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/05/8544904/speyer-and-mccray-host-birthday-bash-de-blasio

Bill could have gotten the zero rent increase if he really wanted to - but what would his bff say?

Anonymous said...

9:33 after 12 years of fair numbers for one side, the landlords, we deserve equal number of years of fair numbers for one side, ours. de blasio had an obligation to set it at zero as promised to offset the past bloomberg years.

Anonymous said...

DeBlasio has no integrity whatsoever. He parades his family as some sort of statement (and I think they are a very dysfunctional family) and he pays lip service to whomever he thinks may be useful to him.

I hope he chokes at his birthday party hosted by Rob Speyer.