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Saturday, May 21, 2016

They just said 'no'

Look at this. A 49-story luxury tower that was proposed for Brooklyn was disapproved from the local community board. They felt the project would place "too much of a burden on a neighborhood already overcrowded with tall buildings" and that "the developers weren't providing more meaningful returns to the community like a school or improvements to the infrastructure.

That's the problem with all the overbuilding around here, they affect the infrastructure and no one seems to care about that.


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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

150 years ago individuals and families COULD head West, homestead and work the land, grow crops, fish freely in creeks, raise live stock, shoot game and create a family. And both men & women died at earlier ages. This I'll label as freedom to choose. We all know what today's life requires and I'll say today lacks this kind of freedom(s). Today it is almost impossible to block what big money wants as there's simply no time for the fight because the fight would take endless months or years and cost a ton of money - that modern life. But, I'm not saying it impossible, just impractical.

May 21, 2016 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in the Miami area, it seems that around 70-80% of condo apartments don't have full-time residents. I don't know how it is in Brooklyn, but it seems hard to justify infrastructure spending when you have such a high percentage of absentee owners.

May 21, 2016 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. That second sentence is brutal. Is English your second language?

Your Real Name.

May 22, 2016 8:37 AM  
Blogger REinMIA said...

The flip side of the argument is that by opposing the development of higher density in closer in locations, you are eventually virtually guaranteeing an affordability crisis. The west coast cities are proof of this. The same mentality was pervasive in the Bay Area for so long (now that I have MY piece of paradise, we need to worry about infrastructure, the environment, historical preservation, fill in the blank with anything as long as it involves "protecting" my city from all these pesky newcomers, never mind that I was once one). You aren't stemming demand.. Only reducing supply. So don't let me hear you complain about the fact that middle class people can't afford to stay in the neighborhood. You can't have it both ways.

May 23, 2016 7:55 PM  

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