The last few years have seen a huge surge in the number of apartments and homes deemed to be “overcrowded,” a new report by Controller Scott Stringer has found.
There were 272,000 overcrowded units in New York City housing nearly 1.5 million residents as of 2013, census data show. That’s a spike of nearly 20% from 2005.
Not surprisingly, nearly 70% of these overcrowded homes and apartments — those with more than one occupant per room — are occupied by an immigrant head of household.
Stringer said the growing trend toward cramped living makes for unhealthy conditions by exacerbating asthma, creates dangerous illegal apartments, and sometimes forces families into homeless shelters.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
More people living in overcrowded conditions
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:46 AM
Labels: comptroller, homeless, immigrants, overcrowding, reports, Scott Stringer
Is it time to start deporting yet?
All men born equal under their creator, the human right to live in NYC shall not be denied!
Stringer sounds like he is running for mayor
No shit, Sherlock!
In about fifty years all of that Queens down zoning will get reversed.
Got to make room for the "wretched refuse" from those "teaming shores".
Maybe Emma's family can take in a few hundred souls.
Writing an overly sentimentalist poem is one thing. Accommodating millions is another.
"Is it time to start deporting yet?"...No, that time was 20 years ago.
These are the results when City Planners work for politicans paid off by real estate developers. Please refer to my rant in the next story on congestion pricing.
Let's not forget the hipsters who have bunk beds piled up in Park Slope and the Lower East Side!
A third world cesspool in Queens, lavish living in Manhattan.
I did a similar study using the same census dataset about 1-2 years ago, but I looked at over-crowding, and under-utilized rental units and filtered by household income levels across the city based on the number of bedrooms per household member. One thing I noticed which this report doesn't cover is while crowding is a big issue for low income households, there are also a large number of very low income households who also have extra unused bedrooms. One of my findings when I did a similar study was that there were 2 income groups in NYC where a significant share of the population have underutilized(1 extra bedroom) and severely underutilized(2+ extra bedrooms) apartments, and that is households which make more than $160k or less than $45k.
Duh. Walk down any street in Corona, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Astoria, Jamaica, Flushing, Richmond Hill, or Ozone Park and start counting how many homes and buildings have been illegally converted to hold masses of people. How and why did it get so out of hand?
I call bullshit, though a few commenters here beat me to it, on this obviously incomplete study. How can the REBNY news just tally the immigrant led households, when the largest gains have been in goddamn fucking brooklyn and the lonely planet queens. And everyone knows the demographic and the over-saturated luxury tumor development that has metastasized there in just a short time. Want proof, get on the L in Manhattan, even with those skinny arms and legs you still have to wait for 3 trains to pass and have to barely squeeze to board the next one. And then it just dramatically empties out when you get to Lorimer St. or wherever the G train transfer is. These first stops on the L and the G transfer running north and south is where the majority of housing the priviledged unargumentative frivolous spending hipster twats and resurgent yuppie scum of Generation Gentrification as taken place.
No doubt about the immigrant households and those scuzzy realtors that put these houses up for rental so they can load a bunch a tenants and families in them from the attic to the basement, but this shit is present in every demographic and the crapper is full. If I can think of a sanitary analogy for this, remember George Costanza's wallet?
Immigrants have always been here to be milked and bilked by the unscrupulous.
There's a great whore house in Corona that my Salvadoran gardener said he used to visit years ago
A dozen putas in that crib. Only blankets hung on lines separate each of their clients from the other.
This was in the basement. Disease, lack of privacy, sex slavery. I wonder if they're still in business.
There's no one outside of New York City that doesn't have the right to live here at the taxpayers expense. That's the bottom line.
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