Culture on the Cheap
Quicklink: From The New York Post
Thanks to a little “birdie” on the Interwebs I, on a lark, decided to run a quick Google search of the two fellows who wish to (over)develop 77 Commercial Street, with air rights courtesy of 65 Commercial Street in exchange for affordable housing replete with its own “poor door”! The above tome pretty much says it all. Here’s a choice quote/teaser:
But Bistricer’s track record in Brooklyn is notorious. As owner of the 59-building Flatbush Gardens complex, he had more than 8,100 open violations in 2010 and even ranked among the city’s biggest slumlords that year, according to a list comprised by Public Advocate Bill De Blasio.
Bistricer’s shoddy upkeep of Flatbush Gardens and other properties was also a key reason why in 2007 then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo fought to block a $1.3 billion bid by Clipper Equities to buy the nation’s biggest federally subsidized housing complex, Brooklyn’s Starrett City…
And so we are going to trust this fellow to provide quality housing— be it affordable housing or otherwise— here? LMFAO…