I've been in the mood recently of thinking that it really is over for this community and affordable housing here. We await some kind of word from the city, but if you listen carefully, what we'll get are scraps while the big boys will get most of everything. Fact is, that some of these big boys should have been sued by the city. I'm not interested in jail time for them, but in having them pay for their mistakes and their ridiculously high expenditures, which wound up weighing down tenants and forcing the progressive removal of affordable housing in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. What's happened and is still happening here since the sale of ST/PCV is really a scandal of considerable magnitude.
Perhaps most devastating was the presence of this mayor for three terms, which should just have been two terms, but that's another scandal shared by our City Council at the time.
This is the man who changed not only this community, but New York City. Yes, some of the changes were positive, but other changes were devastating to the middle class and mom-and-pop business. New York will never be the same, and Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village will never be the same, either.
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