Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Update on Building Collapse

The New York Post has a story on yesterday's partial building collapse which reveals that the project was part of a program whereby the city sells empty buildings to developers who turn them into low-income housing units in return for tax credits. Over the past 2 years, this company has received more than $400,000 in tax credits as per the NY Sun.


Anonymous said...

Hey, are they connected with the Suna brothers waterfront project where they have segregated the poor immigrants and people of color into a seperate development?

Don't you love Queens? They always trumpet us as the place to showcase diversity. Nice spin on public tax credits.

Understand city council voted to ratify this. Curious if this violates any federal anti-discrimination statutes.

Would be interesting to hear an explanation from those people of color or respresenting the poorer districts on the city council as to how they voted.

Would be interesting if anyone challenges this overt racism in court.

Anonymous said...

Hey, lets see if Bertrand and the Daily News will cover these points as lovingly as they cover new development projects!

Is the silence of the media contributing to the racism of this scheme?