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Old 12-29-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Probably not. If someone couldn't afford a $5 transit fare (randomly picking a number), they likely couldn't afford a to keep a car here either. It would have the effect of forcing a lot of people who really can't afford to live in NYC to face reality and leave. This would not be a bad thing for either the city or them (which they probably would realize till the left.)
True. But theres also people who ride the subways because it's cheaper/more convenient. As the cost difference gets lower, more people will drive instead.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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Probably not. If someone couldn't afford a $5 transit fare (randomly picking a number), they likely couldn't afford a to keep a car here either. It would have the effect of forcing a lot of people who really can't afford to live in NYC to face reality and leave. This would not be a bad thing for either the city or them (which they probably would realize till the left.)
dont worry, I'm sure DiBlasio's got the solution to that.

Heard on the news that there is talk about subsidizing the metrocard fares for people with low income.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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This is an example of the cycle coming around. It used to get that the city and state would subsidize NYC Transit to a significant degree. A large part of the MTA''s financial problems come from the scaling down of those subsidies. So I a way, thus is Bla''s way of putting some of that subsidy back.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:48 AM
 
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How do I feel about it?

Why do I care? I, and most New Yorkers can never afford to live in those buildings unless we apply for a 'lottery' for 'affordable' (meaning $1200 for a 1bdrm) apartment. Oh, and if I do get the lottery apartment, I won't get the same amenities as market rate renters and will probably have to enter through a back door so the upper class don't see my tattered thrift store clothing (which is all I can afford because the 'affordable' housing takes 50% of my income).
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