Now here's an interesting story:
“Forty years without doing anything,” she said. “We had to move and everything was knocked down. Why? So the rich can move there now?”
Forty Years of Growth, Except Where It Was Expected
Emptiness has been the one constant for the five remaining city-owned parcels in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area along Delancey Street, near the Williamsburg Bridge. At a time when the city has few lots to build housing for low- and moderate-income tenants, the five undeveloped parcels are an incongruous sight, especially since officials and advocates considered them the biggest patch of vacant city land in Manhattan.
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