The papers are gushing over Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address which he gave yesterday. Yeah, we're a great city. Oh, you want to give us some money back? How nice. How about this from your 2004 State of the City speech?
"Physical improvements and development are part of our efforts to improve neighborhoods, but we’ll also work to end over-development where it has gotten out of hand.
What is over-development, you may ask?
It’s houses so poorly designed that they have front doors that open directly into the street, houses that have no front yards, not even sidewalks. It’s developments that seem, with little exaggeration, to pile homes right on top of one another."
In 2005 & 2006 speeches, the topic was barely even touched on. This year, it wasn't mentioned at all. In fact, "targeted rezonings" to allow for denser development was what was focused on.
Downzoning still hasn't become a reality for most of Queens and developers have been destroying our neighborhoods with the blessings of this administration and our elected officials. It's been 3 years since "overdevelopment" became a buzzword. And Queens continues to burn while they sit there fiddling!
This is why Queens Crap exists.