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Old 12-08-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Of course what hasn't been pointed out is the fence makes neither the residents or the people who are against subsidized apartments any happier as evidenced by all the backlash in this thread. So why again are the fences there?
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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Of course what hasn't been pointed out is the fence makes neither the residents or the people who are against subsidized apartments any happier as evidenced by all the backlash in this thread. So why again are the fences there?
I think it's stupid of the management company to put up the fence, as evidenced by this very discussion. They are being petty and greedy. However, the couple complaining about it looks just as bad. I make a "middle income" salary, don't have a tax-payer subsidized apartment, and don't go calling the papers whenever something doesn't go my way. If they don't like it, they should give it up and pay market rent.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Now this:

Luxury building fences off low-rent tenants

If you look at the aerial shot in the story, the tenants are being prevented from using almost all of their balcony.
They sound like charter members of the Church of the Perpetually Offended.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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Many people want to live in luxury, but don't have the means to achieve their dream.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: New York State
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Many people want to live in luxury, but don't have the means to achieve their dream.

Agreed. but living in luxury and having a lot of money should not be the key to happiness. This is where I really believe people today just.don't.get.it.

Happiness is in your mind. I don't have a lot but I appreciate what I do have. I'm not starving and I buy myself something small here and there. People need to understand something, no matter how much sh*t you buy it cannot bring happiness for long. Eventually those "things" get old and you need more things to make you happy. This is the problem with today's consumer-driven society. Too many ppl don't understand that its not about money that brings happiness.

I am no communist, btw, this is just my philisophical belief in what life is. I enjoy my job, my weekends, and the people I have in my life. THAT, is true freedom.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Agreed. but living in luxury and having a lot of money should not be the key to happiness. This is where I really believe people today just.don't.get.it.

Happiness is in your mind. I don't have a lot but I appreciate what I do have. I'm not starving and I buy myself something small here and there. People need to understand something, no matter how much sh*t you buy it cannot bring happiness for long. Eventually those "things" get old and you need more things to make you happy. This is the problem with today's consumer-driven society. Too many ppl don't understand that its not about money that brings happiness.

I am no communist, btw, this is just my philisophical belief in what life is. I enjoy my job, my weekends, and the people I have in my life. THAT, is true freedom.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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This is the 1st middle income lottery in NYC
No it's not
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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It's the 1st in Queens because I don't factor in Brooklyn.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I get flashes of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, with the market rate tenants enjoying martinis on their spacious part of the terrace while the dirty huddle masses who have finally had enough break through with sharpened cans and tear the rich to bits with Elizabeth Taylore screaming over her wealthy Sebastian's body: "And they were, (gasp, gasp)...EATING him."

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Old 12-09-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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Agreed. but living in luxury and having a lot of money should not be the key to happiness. This is where I really believe people today just.don't.get.it.

Happiness is in your mind. I don't have a lot but I appreciate what I do have. I'm not starving and I buy myself something small here and there. People need to understand something, no matter how much sh*t you buy it cannot bring happiness for long. Eventually those "things" get old and you need more things to make you happy. This is the problem with today's consumer-driven society. Too many ppl don't understand that its not about money that brings happiness.

I am no communist, btw, this is just my philisophical belief in what life is. I enjoy my job, my weekends, and the people I have in my life. THAT, is true freedom.
beautifully written
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