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Old 10-11-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Wait ... what do we have now ?

Or does "zombie apocalypse" mean that the current zombies disappear.

If this references a popular film I probably do not know it.
I meant it literally.

Think millions consumed by a virus, causing rampant de-population and wandering hordes of the unded, while only those who previously prepared for such an eventuality are able to survive.

I'd revel in it.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:13 PM
 
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Gentrification is a good thing. More money for city services. More money for the arts. Nicer stores/restaurants. More jobs/economic opportunity. More gorgeous women (and for the ladies, I'm sure they like some of the newbie guys too). NYC is just a nicer city all around with a wealthier population.

It's one thing to have social housing for those who most need it (Poor/Elderly/Disabled), that I fully support. However, it's quite another to feel entitled to live somewhere. NYC will continue to be a diverse, dynamic, creative place without subsidizing certain people over others (RS/RC). NY would be more effective at preserving it's cultural legacy if it instead created protections around institutions (like small music venues, independent art galleries, off-broadway theaters, small buisnesses). Culture will always thrive here even if the creators live somewhere else.
Your post provoked a radical unpopular thought right here: how about moving all non-productive public housing residents (retired 80+, disabled, etc) to NYC II located somewhere in an inexpensive upstate region. Since they depend on public support, why do they have to be housed in the congested, polluted, and most expensive city locations where the amenities/proximity mean so little to them given that they are mostly home bound anyway?
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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I meant it literally.

Think millions consumed by a virus, causing rampant de-population and wandering hordes of the unded, while only those who previously prepared for such an eventuality are able to survive.

I'd revel in it.
I wouldn't be so sure. I mean, yeah, you're probably armed to the teeth but if the Walking Dead has taught us anything, its that Zombies will be attracted to the sound of your guns shots. You'd be overwhelmed within a few hours tops.

Only those in true rural/suburban communities would stand a chance.

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Up zone all non-landmarked areas within .5 mile radius of a subway to a minimum of R6B zoning.

Invest money in a super express subway to Eastern Queens (which was once in the plans) and to Staten Island. Upzone these areas and use future property tax growth from up-zoning to issue bonds for subway construction.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:25 PM
 
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Brooklyn is nothing but hipsters, churches and housing projects.
How can the truth be an opinion? Let alone an unpopular one?
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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How can the truth be an opinion? Let alone an unpopular one?
I came across this when playing grand theft auto 4
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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Some of your opinions are unpopular for a reason
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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We need design standards for new construction to reduce the number of ugly and poor quality new buildings going up. Put all of DeBlasio's upzoning on hold until that time.

The city should try to integrate schools (in some subtle and sneaky way). In your face integration makes people freak out.

There should be a law to spread supportive housing, homeless shelters etc. equally around the city.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:50 PM
 
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We should ship all the gun fanatics to Montana for a neverending end of the world preparation camp. (No offense Airborne.)
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:00 PM
 
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End the policy that all people who come to NYC will be housed by the city if they are too poor to house themselves. If we didn't have this policy, maybe low income and potentially homeless people would stop flocking here from other parts of the state and the rest of the US.
I very much agree with this too.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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We should ship all the gun fanatics to Montana for a neverending end of the world preparation camp. (No offense Airborne.)
None taken. The unarmed sheep have no chance of accomplishing that anyway.
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