NY Daily News
“Affordable” and “SoHo” aren’t words New Yorkers are used to hearing in the same sentence, but if Mayor de Blasio gets his way, things could change in the upscale neighborhood.
The city would rezone SoHo and NoHo with the goal of getting 800 units of affordable housing built there, under a plan Hizzoner announced Wednesday.
The proposal targets a square bound by Canal St., Sixth Ave., W. Houston St. and Lafayette St., with a sliver of blocks leading up to Astor Pl. The area was last zoned in the 1970s with the intention of helping turn vacant manufacturing sites into lofts for artists and others, according to de Blasio’s office.
Since then, SoHo has became one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, replete with luxury apartments and fancy boutiques for international brands.
De Blasio’s proposal would pave the way for 3,200 new homes and include requirements for developers to construct affordable units.
It has already been confirmed that the word "affordable" has been redefined in de Blasio's segregation based affordable housing program. Plus this proposal comes much too late. Besides, after 6.10 years of Blaz gaslighting and narrative control, who can actually believe him now?