Friday, March 16, 2007

"Affordable Housing" Segregation

So a church had no money and sold out to a developer. The building will be turned into a high rise featuring a certain percentage of "affordable housing" units with a smaller church at the ground level. This story sounds familiar.
But this new building, on the Upper West Side, will have separate entrances based on income:

Critics See Signs of Segregation In a Proposed West Side Tower

What year is this?

Above are before and after drawings of what the building will look like. If this was the winning entry, I'd hate to see the losers.

Photos from NY Times


Anonymous said...

There is a complete falling apart by the preservation community to address this growing problem.

Churches have special legislation permitting them to be exempt from rules governing other organizations.

They make the perfect Trojan horse for developers.

I publicly call upon Historic Districts Council, the Sacred Sites Program of the Landmarks Conservancy, and in Queens, the Queensboro Preservation League to address this issue now!!!

george the atheist said...

Just one of the reasons I am an atheist.

Anonymous said...

I'm fully familiar with this church.....having had my doctor's office a block diagonally away from the site.

This is a capital crime in the making!

The whole area near the Claremont Riding Stables....a couple of blocks uptown.....has been in the process of gentrification for several years now!

This will be the "coupe de grace"!

Anonymous said...

The new building looks beautiful to me. A lot better than that crappy old church.

Queens Crapper said...

Funny how you posted a string of stupid comments on various posts in the time I was at the laundromat. Dude, you need to get a life. The Barnes and Noble on Austin Street has a bunch of self help books.

Anonymous said...

Where is Austin Street?

Anonymous said...

Moron says nothing about the segregation going on but makes a lame remark about how great the new building is. Figures.

Fighter said...

Remember the 1960s? Segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!

Who said that? George Wallace? Lestor Maddox? See: Alabama State archives. It was the KKK hero, Gov George Wallace in 1963.

So, these developers, the Presbyterian Church, the Mayor's office, are all determined to use all their power to insure that the memory of George Wallace and his legacy remains, today, tomorrow and forever!

disgusted with the stink said...

Hey! Moron!

Yes, you! If you have nothing to contribute, just go back to the mayor's office.

At least have the decency to tie your fingers to something to keep them from the keyboard.