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Old 03-02-2014, 05:18 AM
 
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I understand that people may have concerns and fears about "supportive housing" in their neighborhoods.

Something to think about: There's a Daytop Village in Downtown Brooklyn, which was there well before Downtown Brooklyn was revitalized, with million dollar town houses on the same street! Daytop is still there!
I don't disapprove of supportive housing across the board. I think it serves a useful purpose and when it is run effectively by reputable social service agencies it can have a positive impact on the neigborhood. To me, it is an issue of concentration. It needs to be distributed so that the areas in which supportive housing are placed can absorb the influx of these residents. I for one would like to see more of it built on the Upper East Side. I bet the density there could support it but the sad part is that the economics make it almost impossible. That's why the city negotiates with the developers.

In Bedford Park, the area would clearly benefit from a boost of middle income residents so that is why the communtiy board is fighting to get a better mix.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:22 AM
 
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I'll plan to go to the meeting. I really think that streetscape improvements would help greatly - maybe a median. Webster is generally such an unattractive street.
Glad to hear that you will be there. The community board wants to see the new zoning create a new and vibrant area of the Bronx. It will be if the community stays involved. The concern is that if the first few developments are too skewed to supportive housing, the real vision will not be achieved becasue it will set the tone for future projects.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:24 AM
 
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Yes all boroughs have their share but these developments hurt the Bronx more than the others. We can all pretty much kick back on the couch and know that affordable housing at the Domino development will not make LIC ghetto.
They don't hurt the Bronx any more than the other boroughs. You are letting your negative image of the Bronx skew your perceptions.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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Negative perception? I guess hilltop's concerns about concentrating low income and poverty is nothing but "negative perception" after all. Yup, nothing to worry about.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:00 AM
 
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FH Daddy, That Norwood area will never be Astoria but there are a lot of buildings with good bones. For instance Jackson Heights has some very nice pre war buildings. They were built for opulence then the area got hit hard. One big thing the area did was make a certain area the historical district which helped preserve these structures. Also the fact that these buildings went coop many years ago helped greatly. Norwood, Could use some of that structure not just keep piling on.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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In my humble opinion, the very best option for all of the housing developments on Webster Ave is Coops, not rentals. Owners tend to take care of their property better than renters. The mindset is different. Also, having coops for sale is an open invitation for middle class folks to flood the neighborhood thus increase its presence in the community. There are already existing coops on Mosholu Parkway, around Montefiore Hospital, and scattered through the rest of Bedford Park and Norwood so the idea of creating more coops is not far fetched and makes perfect sense and a sure boost to the middle class population in these neighborhoods.

I believe this scenario should be presented to the community board and developers. The developers stands to make a killing on selling each coop unit, moreso than making these developments into rentals/Supportive Housing.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to hilltopjay again.

Where is the bulk of the construction occurring? Because I've see some North of Gunhill Rd which was dead land for years.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to hilltopjay again.

Where is the bulk of the construction occurring? Because I've see some North of Gunhill Rd which was dead land for years.
Thanks Norwood. The majority of the developments are happening between webster and gun hill road and webster and bedford park. That are also several development occurring on webster between 233rd street and gun hill.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:53 AM
 
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bumped up because meeting is this week
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:33 AM
 
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bumped up because meeting is this week
When and where?
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