Affordable housing complex to replace Brooklyn psych ward

Feb 4, 2014 Full story: The Real Deal 15

A new affordable housing complex is slated to rise on the site of a former psychiatric ward in Crown Heights.

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bite me

Buffalo, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2014
why don't they just call it what it is. section8 landing zone.
it will look like a dilapidated, crap hole within two years.
wow

Bronx, NY

#3 Mar 2, 2014
The haters of those in need of affordable housing are filthy scum, crawl back into your holes of filth.
Neither of you idiots live in NYC and have no idea how out of control rents are.
People who can't afford over priced apartments are lazy?
Dumbest thing said.
Many who work are having trouble affording rent in NYC.
So I guess you'll be responding telling us you're both CEO's of your own Fortune 500 companies and you have it made in the shade.
What ignorance.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#4 Mar 3, 2014
wow wrote:
The haters of those in need of affordable housing are filthy scum, crawl back into your holes of filth....
Nobody gives a sh*t about the average working man who can't get the home he knows he's entitled to receive. I can't afford a cliff-side estate overlooking the Pacific*. Is there any help for me?

*- should include the standard 5-car garage, outdoor wet bar, maid's quarters and 224-inch HD plasma 2160P 3D television. Oh... and some Grey Poupon.
wow

Bronx, NY

#5 Mar 4, 2014
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody gives a sh*t about the average working man who can't get the home he knows he's entitled to receive. I can't afford a cliff-side estate overlooking the Pacific*. Is there any help for me?
*- should include the standard 5-car garage, outdoor wet bar, maid's quarters and 224-inch HD plasma 2160P 3D television. Oh... and some Grey Poupon.
I totally understand your comment : you're not getting the point.
It's not, nor has it been about "entitlement."
This is about taking a perfectly unused building and making it available to those working trying to make ends meet in need of affordable housing ; something that is sorely needed here in NYC.
Long time residents of certain neighborhoods in NYC are being displaced, people who raised families and are retired, the young adults who are just starting out are being priced out in their own neighborhoods by over priced and out of control rental rates and that's not right no matter what you or others might think.
Who benefits the most from over exaggerated rental rates?
The speculators, the realators in the real estate business who do this for their bottom line : profit.
This is not about a "cliff side estate over looking the Pacific" or multiple car garages, TV's, etc.
You're way off the conversation.
ITS ALL ABOUT

Monroe, NC

#6 Mar 4, 2014
wow wrote:
<quoted text> ...residents of certain neighborhoods in NYC
whose neighborhoods were gentrified with 'white influx' making them safer for residents and business owners. As opposed to 'white flight' where 'certain people' destroyed the fabric of a neighborhood due to their criminal element which then became a 'struggling neighborhood'.
Diagnosis: white influx GOOD, criminal element BAD...common sense answer.
spinnED

Denver, CO

#7 Mar 4, 2014
spike lee must be happy.....

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#8 Mar 4, 2014
wow wrote:
<quoted text>
I totally understand your comment : you're not getting the point.
You're not getting the point.

Affordable housing should include mountain chalets, beachside condos and time shares on the Riviera. That's where I want to live, regardless of whether or not I can afford to.

Affordable housing should be extended to all. I'll pay extra for the maid service if I have to. I also want affordable luxury sedans and affordable trips to Tahiti.

And nobody should dare to skip on the Grey Poupon.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#9 Mar 4, 2014
wow wrote:
<quoted text>
This is about taking a perfectly unused building and making it available to those working .
That's where you lost me... that damn word 'working'. In all my experiences, affordable housing has never been requiring the occupants to 'work'.
wow

Bronx, NY

#10 Mar 5, 2014
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
<quoted text>
That's where you lost me... that damn word 'working'. In all my experiences, affordable housing has never been requiring the occupants to 'work'.
Believe it or not, working people do live in affordable housing, the ones who meet income requirements.
Not all affordable housing is occupied by chronically unemployed losers.
It's an unfair generalization to say that those who live in affordable housing don't work.
wow ITS ILAL

Monroe, NC

#11 Mar 5, 2014
wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Believe it or not, working people do live in affordable housing, the ones who meet income requirements.
Not all affordable housing is occupied by chronically unemployed losers.
It's an unfair generalization to say that those who live in affordable housing don't work.
What wrong? Ashamed to use your ILAL ID. Why? We know why.
"AFFORDABLE HOUSING" is just another liberal handout paid for by ALL taxpayers to benefit those that will not pay their fair share of rent.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#12 Mar 5, 2014
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
<quoted text>
That's where you lost me... that damn word 'working'. In all my experiences, affordable housing has never been requiring the occupants to 'work'.
as soon as he finds something to Cut & Paste, he'll get back to you
tweetED

Fairfield, CT

#13 Mar 5, 2014
wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Believe it or not, working people do live in affordable housing, the ones who meet income requirements.
Not all affordable housing is occupied by chronically unemployed losers.
It's an unfair generalization to say that those who live in affordable housing don't work.
believe it or not, many rich/wealthy people also live in rent stabilized apartments that are handed down in the families for years.....a rent stabilized apartment on 5th avenue costs about 680.00 a month, when actually today's market value in the neighborhood would go for about 4000.00 a month.

so who's really the bigger crook, the poor people staying poor or the rich people playing poor...they all should be ashamed.
wow

Bronx, NY

#14 Mar 5, 2014
tweetED wrote:
<quoted text>
believe it or not, many rich/wealthy people also live in rent stabilized apartments that are handed down in the families for years.....a rent stabilized apartment on 5th avenue costs about 680.00 a month, when actually today's market value in the neighborhood would go for about 4000.00 a month.
so who's really the bigger crook, the poor people staying poor or the rich people playing poor...they all should be ashamed.
I couldn't agree more.
There's a lot of that going on in which rent controlled apartments in buildings that are either condo or co - op are passed down to those who could afford market rate.
Talk about fraud, there's a group in Brooklyn claiming poverty, religion and living in public housing that is not their true residence, but live in another state or another country and they pass it down the family line.
That is a known secret, but the authorities refuse to do anything about it.
That's wrong.
LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Monroe, NC

#15 Mar 5, 2014
wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Talk about fraud, there's a group in Brooklyn claiming poverty, religion and living in public housing that is not their true residence, but live in another state or another country and they pass it down the family line.
'Your kind' do the same thing in the projects. Mammy moves down south and leaves the apartment to her baby mommy daughter...generational welfare.
wow

Bronx, NY

#16 Mar 8, 2014
LOOK IN THE MIRROR wrote:
<quoted text>'Your kind' do the same thing in the projects. Mammy moves down south and leaves the apartment to her baby mommy daughter...generational welfare.
'Your kind?'
Dumbest, racist crap spewed on this forum.
Are you really this stupid or are you pretending to be stupid?
Just admit you're an ignoramus.

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