Sunday, March 22, 2015

The City, the Suburbs, and Affordable Housing

Capital New York put out a great article about 'expert' opinions on Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plans.
"And so he's calling for the creation of 80,000 affordable units and 160,000 market-rate ones, or 24,000 units a year over ten years. He also hopes to preserve another 120,000 units of affordable housing."
But the article cites critics who say that his focus is too limited to the city proper.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Tale Worthy of Kafka: New York City's Affordable Housing Lottery

This is a different Tale of Two Cities. Not the metaphorical one used by Mario Cuomo and Bill de Blasio to describe the gap between the rich and the poor. This is a story about how New York City's poor can be divided into two groups: Winners and Losers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies

Off all the allegations of wrongdoing laid upon current New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, there may be one—perfectly legal act—that the New York Daily News considers his greatest betrayal of his constituents' trust.

In 1999, he committed a dastardly crime against the 8 million people who live in the five boroughs — and they are still suffering the consequence.