Friday, March 21, 2014

Hearing both sides

From The Forum:

Plans to create an upscale apartment building in the heart of Ridgewood put some residents at odds with one another at a rowdy rezoning public hearing.

There was a clear divide among those who spoke at last week’s Community Board 5 meeting. While some Ridgewood residents said the 176 Woodward Ave. apartment proposal would help uplift a community eyesore, others sounded off against a complex they felt would only cater to the more financially comfortable.

Aufgang Architects designed the proposal for the $18 million facility that includes a 90,000-square-foot structure to house 88 residential units, commercial retail space, and 118 underground parking spots. Developers said rental prices there were estimated to range anywhere from $1,100 to $1,200 for a studio; $1,400 to $1,600 for a one-bedroom apartment; and $1,700-$1,800 for a two-bedroom apartment.


Anonymous said...

That neighborhood is one step below blue-collar. The high rents will never work here.

Anonymous said...

High Rents??!! $1400.00-$1600.00 for a one bedroom is reasonable these days

J said...

now they are the tower people are annexing queens with their utopian plans to push out the working class.more like dystopian plans.

1400 for one bedroom?reasonable?in ridgewood even?

what are they putting in your reasonable $10 coffee at your artisnal cafe in the morning?

Anonymous said...

I was paying $1200 for a one bedroom in Maspeth 6 years ago. $1400 is reasonable. There's also better transportation option in Ridgewood, which make the average rents higher.

Anonymous said...

Upscale? LOL. This is working class Ridgewood.
And there is nothing wrong with being working class. Unless you own a business, aren't we all working class?