Friday, November 27, 2015

The more things change, the more they stay the same

New zoning code?
Small houses raised for towers?
People thinking their neighborhoods were just fine without government intervention?
Familiar story.

Unfortunately, this time around, our electeds are most likely out to screw us.


Queen Bee said...

Where does it end? There will be no point in living in eastern queens when it has the same density as downtown Brooklyn. The tradeoff for living farther away from transportation is that at least you have fewer neighbors and more space. If we must all live like sardines in a can, no matter how long the commute is, what's the point? Why can't anyone understand that no matter how much they build, it will never be enough. There will always be more people. The smart thing to do would be to invest in managing infrastructure and resources instead of building ad infinitum.

(sarc) said...

No Queen Bee,

Move to Texas or Montana, create an Internet niche, work from home and enjoy...

Anonymous said...

Take a look how all the community boards in Manhattan voted. Queens needs to expand their horizons and start to talk to other communities outside of Queens - the need to short circuit the garbage fed to them from 'official; read corrupted sources and open the borough up to what is really happening in the real world.

The other is the new hipster kids need to wise up - food porn is bullshit when you have unstable employment, crushing debt and a loser attitude about changings things. You are living in a shithole with 5 others because you have let others tell you there is nothing you can do. This is a ton of things you can do. Stop wasting your life running after some Thia nooble place that let roaches run over your food in the back, and go after the roaches that are stealing your taxes and your future by numbing you with that bullshit.

The immigrants create an infinite demand pushing up housing and lowering incomes. Sure we are all from immigrant stock. That is not the point. We are living in the here and now. Cutting off that demand for space and work, will put things more in balance. The only ones that benefit from this are the Ward Heelers harvesting support for the machine and the plutocrat fat cats exploiting the working class.

Middle Villager said...

As long as there is more money to be made by real estate developers the building will never stop. Paying off the politicians to userp the zoning laws is just the cost of doing business. The overpopulation of NYC does not bother these robber barons up in their estates in Westchester and Connecticut.

Anonymous said...

I would not be surprised if some members of tht 1959 community board are still on this one or recently left.

Anonymous said...

As long as there is more money to be made by real estate developers the building will never stop.



Anonymous said...

I would not be surprised if some members of that 1959 community board are still on this one or recently left.

They are, and its now run by a Vallone insider with a district manager from Douglaston. Say hello to the new boss. Same as the old boss....

Its still run like a plantation with most of the members unknown by the community at large. Thank God its totally disorganized or they would be even more damaging to the community. Look how they were the only community board in the city voting in favor the the mayor's rezoning.

It should be fun when the hipster kids from the dog run group gets on the board (remember that "I trust the politicians with the money" quote - a product of modern education standards if there ever was one) discover that the new chair tried to get Bohemian Hall and Park leveled for shit box development.

(sarc) said...

Third Anon

Hate to break it to you, but the majority of New Yorkers are sucking on the Government teat.

So the powers that be need only promise to continue the goodies, make deals with developers for campaign cash and all will just merrily roll along.

merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, right down the drain (you can all sing along)

So you believe that you can get enough public outcry to have any effect?

All the politicians have to do is just TALK about lower, subsidized, controlled rent, and your vote is outnumbered 100 to one.

"So, do you want less development, or "affordable" housing?"

This is just more class warfare that the polls are masters at.

Look at who you elected mayor.

You get the Government you deserve...

Anonymous said...

Astoria spot on: a must read for anyone ready to work with the community:

That crowd coupled with the Stepford Hipsters makes a once vibrant community a dead zone.