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Old 07-23-2013, 12:09 PM
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Actually, the problem lies not with the mayors but the NYCHA administration and soem staff itself. There has to be a culture change. For this to work these people need to institute a program that better monitors the situation. One of the candidates actually seems to care and has his flyers posted in the neighborhood - 112th and Lex, right by the King projects. Catsimatidis was the candidate who declined as he lived for part of his youth on 135th Street probably in the early 50's. Yeah the area was far better than in the late 60's through 80's but it was an era in decline. FOr example, by the 1950's many of the jazz greats were moving to Queens - Dizzy Gillespie in East Elmhurst and Louis Armstrong in Corona or elsewhere. Ctsimatidis at least may have a better perspective of those East Hrlem residents plight. Plus the older generations who recall when the area was safer will more olikely vote (if physically able) than the younger population who are too busy holding down a job or have given up. But there is a strong desire for a safe neighborhood offering much more quality services. There is some progress in spots.

Anyway, I agree this event alone is ineffective except for the candidates alone.

It would be funny to see these candidates visit the near-poor: the families who cannot qualify for public housing and are stuck in shoddy, substandard housing. Have these candidates live in some of the shoddy building falling apart out in parts of the Rockaways, Corona, Harlem, and other spots.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:31 PM
Location: Manhattan
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I think that all the candidates are already aware of the state of the public housing projects--so this is purely a publicity stunt. Unless one of them promises billions of dollars to come from thin air then there isn't much that can be done. Most of the vocal residents of these buildings resist any proposal that doesn't involve some government agency handing over money with no strings attached.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:44 PM
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Couldn't help but LOL @ John Liu's tweet about doing a late-night run for chicken wings, coupled with a photo op of him and a local resident.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Location: Not where I want to be
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They should have stayed there for a week in the 95 degree weather with broken elevators and $20 to live on.

They spent ONE night there. Big freaking deal. What does that do or show them?? Nothing.
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