One complaint about Hunters Point South is that the income limits are too high.
Anyone who thinks a family of four making between $55,000 and $158,000 isn't middle-income is dead wrong.
I don't think any couple that makes about $60,000 each (before taxes, health benefits and other deductions) would consider themselves anything but middle-income.
They certainly aren't wealthy, and can't afford to live in many of the new luxury buildings opening in that neighborhood. For example, one Long Island City building features studio apartments for about $2,200 a month.
The City Planning Commission, which held a hearing on the project last month, is set to vote on Hunters Point South next Wednesday.
For years, city workers have moved outside the city to find affordable housing. Maybe if they build some within the city limits, they will stay.
Residency requirements fuel Hunters Point South debate