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Old 10-08-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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I'll start first

I feel homeless shelters, EAU's, halfway houses, drug rehabs, and mental facilies should all be moved to Wards Island.

more as they come along...
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:52 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.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:57 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.
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You haven't seen homeless until you come out here.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Manhattan is a dirty, rat infested, over-populated crap hole that I plan to rarely visit now that I no longer work there. Besides work requirements and a few museums from time to time, I hope to be there less over the remaining 40+ years of my life than I was over the last 3.5.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Manhattan is a dirty, rat infested, over-populated crap hole that I plan to rarely visit now that I no longer work there. Besides work requirements and a few museums from time to time, I hope to be there less over the remaining 40+ years of my life than I was over the last 3.5.
I actually agree with you - I had more fun when I worked in Downtown Brooklyn....although back in those days (early 2000s) Downtown Brooklyn was rat-infested too haha.....nowadays, when I get off work, I can't wait to get out of the city man...unless it's a Friday, then maybe I can be coerced into a few drinks.

You just reminded me of something - back when I worked downtown, that was when it was first starting to get gentrified....I remember when they opened a bar right down the block from my old job - liquid lunch time! haha
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:05 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.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Williamsburg is the coolest neighborhood in America.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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New York City is far too overpopulated and congested then it should be. I wish the city would lose about 25% of it's population.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Make staten island for rich people, gentrification breeding grounds, "luxury" high rises. Leave brooklyn, manhattan and the bronx alone while welcoming the former staten island residents.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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The Bronx is practically upstate.
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