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Old 07-08-2017, 07:34 AM
 
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I have no problem with the former, but we would need very different leadership in City Hall, Albany, and in Washington for this to come to pass.

The city doesn't control the MTA. It really could sell bonds backed by real estate taxes collected from areas benefiting from new subways (Bloomberg did this for the 7 train expansion), but they don't seem to be interested in doing this on a broader scale (they don't control the MTA).

Meanwhile since it's going to be awhile before we get major subway expansion, the infrastructure is just not there to allow massive new highrises to sprout in areas currently not zoned for them.
Actually, Albany was working on a bill to remove zoning caps on MTA owned properties. I think most people in NYS/NYC government deep down know that a supply sided solution is the way out but then you have the community boards which then hold City Council hostage.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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Actually, Albany was working on a bill to remove zoning caps on MTA owned properties. I think most people in NYS/NYC government deep down know that a supply sided solution is the way out but then you have the community boards which then hold City Council hostage.
Was working on is not the same as actually passed. There is also minimal federal contribution. The government support just isn't there yet for a major upgrade to the MTA. Only recently with Cuomo being slammed had he been forced to own the issue.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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(that's all utilities and cable, etc included though) so it's not awful, and it's on a very nice block. I just don't want to move to a ****ty area and have to pay the same amount for a studio with roaches and rats and people who will throw rocks at me when I pick up my dog's poop off the street. I lived on a ****ty block before I moved here and when I would pick up my dog's poop people would call me the F word and say only F's do that :/

You get to a point where NYC isn't worth it anymore, but sometimes you get STUCK. I need to learn how to drive lol
I think you should consider moving to a part of northern New Jersey that's walkable if you want to stay in the region with the job you have or try looking for job openings in Philadelphia and Chicago. It's not good to feel so stuck.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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I think you should consider moving to a part of northern New Jersey that's walkable if you want to stay in the region with the job you have or try looking for job openings in Philadelphia and Chicago. It's not good to feel so stuck.
There are cheaper rooms in the outer boroughs and upper Manhattan. Getting rid of the dog would also make more rooms available for him. If you can't take care of yourself, how can you take care of a dog? Worry about your own situation first.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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They need to displace a lot of people in the Bronx. I hope they do. I only have pity for the elderly and handicapped. All else move aside and head down to Ocala. Its life.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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They need to displace a lot of people in the Bronx. I hope they do. I only have pity for the elderly and handicapped. All else move aside and head down to Ocala. Its life.
Is this NyWriterdude talking.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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They need to displace a lot of people in the Bronx. I hope they do. I only have pity for the elderly and handicapped. All else move aside and head down to Ocala. Its life.
Where they going move to ?
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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There are cheaper rooms in the outer boroughs and upper Manhattan. Getting rid of the dog would also make more rooms available for him. If you can't take care of yourself, how can you take care of a dog? Worry about your own situation first.
100% agree with you on this. I think people's priorities are messed up.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Where they going move to ?
Obviously out of NYC. The Bronx IS gentrifying and the ghetto people will have to step aside. What's important is that the good areas remain good, so the rents have to keep going up. The last thing we need is areas like Country Club, Morris Park, Woodlawn, etc going to hell. Keep Section 8 OUT so those areas remain good.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Where they going move to ?
To the same places people have been moving to from NYC throughout US history. Its natural evolution.
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