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Old 10-01-2015, 08:38 PM
 
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NYC has formed a partnership with the RC Church to house homeless: Mayor De Blasio To Make Announcement About City’s Homeless Problem « CBS New York
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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Are they going to make micro apartments out of St. Pat's? With Murphy Pews? Confessionals could be Porta Potties.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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You can't force homeless people to go to shelters. They are free to go where ever they please.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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they should stuff most of the homeless in Gracie Mansion and De Blasio's Park Slope home.
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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they should stuff most of the homeless in Gracie Mansion and De Blasio's Park Slope home.
I was thinking the Reagan Library and the Crawford Ranch.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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NYC Archdiocese has *tons* of vacant properties from all those church, school, healthcare, convents, rectories, and other places now closed or soon will be. Properties like the former St. Agnes school of the UWS (sold for 50 million) are often in prime areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn and thus worth a pretty penny. Then there was the biggest land grab since the Dutch took Manhattan from the Indians for some crockery; the former Saint Vincent's hospital campus in Greenwich Village nabbed by the Rudin family.

First Look: Cary Tamarkin's UWS Catholic School Conversion - Rendering Reveals - Curbed NY

I mean the funding for that major restoration of Saint Patrick's has to come from somewhere doesn't it?

The Church took a major hit to its reputation after the hack job NYU did to Saint Ann's on 13th Street.

So guess the Archbishop is trying to show it's not always about the money.

However this does bring up an interesting topic that bears further discussion and or investigation. Churches and synagogues all over the City are selling up property at a good clip often for very big money. These are non-profit institutions with large tax exemptions; so where is all this money going?
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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NYC Archdiocese has *tons* of vacant properties from all those church, school, healthcare, convents, rectories, and other places now closed or soon will be. Properties like the former St. Agnes school of the UWS (sold for 50 million) are often in prime areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn and thus worth a pretty penny. Then there was the biggest land grab since the Dutch took Manhattan from the Indians for some crockery; the former Saint Vincent's hospital campus in Greenwich Village nabbed by the Rudin family.

First Look: Cary Tamarkin's UWS Catholic School Conversion - Rendering Reveals - Curbed NY

I mean the funding for that major restoration of Saint Patrick's has to come from somewhere doesn't it?

The Church took a major hit to its reputation after the hack job NYU did to Saint Ann's on 13th Street.

So guess the Archbishop is trying to show it's not always about the money.

However this does bring up an interesting topic that bears further discussion and or investigation. Churches and synagogues all over the City are selling up property at a good clip often for very big money. These are non-profit institutions with large tax exemptions; so where is all this money going?
I doubt the church is doing this out of the kindness of it's heart. Soup kitchens in churcs are FUNDED by SNAP, the food stamps program. So all this means is that the city will pay the church to house homeless. Many people on welfare with government vouchers for housing find that landlords in huge parts of the city will not accept these vouchers. So even with government funding they are homeless. Now the church is coming to the rescue and will get compensated for it.

This may work, perhaps the church will have strict standards in it's low income housing.

The Catholic church already has low income housing. This is an expansion of it.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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You can't force homeless people to go to shelters. They are free to go where ever they please.
Many will willingly go. Churches already run a lot of shelters and low income housing. Big expansion.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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send them to my building

my landlord does nothing to get rid of homeless who squat in the building

and yes send 50 of them to gracie mansion
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