Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito have betrayed El Barrio. Under the cover of “creating affordable housing,” they are planning to stuff tens of thousands of new luxury housing residents into El Barrio, NYC.
At the same time, they are zoning the more “glamorous” areas of El Barrio, so that working class Latinos will not be able to live in them. In effect, they are gentrifying East Harlem.
Melissa and Mayor De Blasio in city hall
This has shocked the people of El Barrio, because the core pledge of Melissa’s council campaign was to “stop the gentrification” of El Barrio.
Here is an example of the “affordable housing plan” which Melissa and Mayor De Blasio have devised.
It is called East River Plaza:
Built on top of a Home Depot, the East River Plaza mega-project will have three towers: 47, 41 and 32 stories tall, with respective heights of 575, 515 and 455 feet.
The towers will create 1,100 apartments and import thousands of people into El Barrio. The builders claim that a few “affordable” apartments will be made available to neighborhood residents…after numerous apartment buildings are seized via eminent domain, and destroyed to make way for the project.
It is thus unclear how much new housing – if any – will actually be created for the residents of El Barrio.
The local response to this mega-project has been, at best, suspicious. Many residents are strenuously opposing it.
A consortium of community groups – El Barrio Unite – has held massive opposition rallies, City Hall press conferences, and has its own web site
Here is a video showing a broad level of opposition.
Just last night in Taino Towers, at 240 E. 123rd street, nearly three hundred El Barrio residents convened to oppose the “Up-zoning Plan” for their neighborhood. Here is a video of some of the demonstrators.
Clearly, the people of El Barrio are unwilling to be duped, deceived, and displaced from their own homes.
The alliance of Mayor De Blasio and Councilwoman Viverito, their plan to gentrify El Barrio, and their motives for doing it, will be further examined tomorrow in Part II of “A master plan for gentrifying El Barrio, NYC.”
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Victor…I left out one descriptor…
“Mira esa lambona”
I remember years ago a resident in el barrio complain about how Melissa was selling out to the landlords. Well,how wrong I was. Una supuesta progresista
Right on Greg!
Victor Acevedo, You are too kind…actually we have a few more “colorful” descriptors for politicians like her:
“Mira esa puta politica”
“Mira esa joroba’a”
“Mira esa vendepatria”
“Mira esa asquerosa”
“Mira esa lambe-culo”
“Mira esa come-mierda”
“Mira esa sinverguenza”
“Mira esa puta partida”
“Mira esa peona sucia”
“Mira esa apestosa”
“Mira esa hipocrita”
“Mira esa indecente”
I’ll stop here and let you add to this list, if you are inclined.
And I will spare you my descriptors for that idiot in Illinois, “Guti-caca-mucho” and that equally ethically-challenged Nuyorican minstrel insulting the Vice-President elect and his family on Broadway.
I used to listen to Melissa when she had a show at wbaifm99.5 and spoke to her when we along with margarita Lopez to vieques to stop the naval destruction of the island. I saw her as progressive person,but after got her powerful she has move gradually to the establishment. I we say in Spanish “el poder corrupts”
Killing a community!! Just ask Newark,New Jersey Columbus Homes (Can’t find it Rt).
Prime Example of the same ,,…
THE CHURCH WITNESS WAS DESTROYED YEARS AGO #GlobalEvangelicalLeaders: Trump’s Win Will Harm the #ChurchWitness FAILED ,DUMB,DEAF AND BLIND LEADERSHIP
The evangelical community will have to answer to a higher authority for compromising standards to possess power. I spoke with Doug Birdsall today (mentioned in article). I hope the post-election repentance process will yield good. I will try to support it.
Rex D. Matthews Raphael Warnock Emory Berry Jr. Timothy McDonald Obery Hendricks Michael Wear Julianne Malveaux Letitia Campbell Matthew V. Johnson Marlon Millner Markel Hutchins Marvin McMickle Cheryl Townsend Gilkes Cheryl FranklinWHITES ARE MOVING OUT OF THE SUBURBS THEY ARE MOVING INTO THE SO CALLED GHETTO’S AND MOVING
US OUT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEzVu4AeJ7U&t=1429s https://www.facebook.com/UNIVERSALKARMA/posts/10207707928444699?pnref=story
#WARRENBUFFET WARNED IN A BOOK
“THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR “THAT THE SOUTH IS GOING TO BECOME SO EXPENSIVE
WE’VE BEEN WONDERING 40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS
THE CATHOLIC PRIEST REMAINED THEIR FOR THEIR PARISHIONER WHAT A DISGUSTING TESTIMONY FOR A BLACK PREACHER WHO HAS LIVED OFF OF WELFARE MOTHER AND SENIORS
I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN THE STORM CAME TO KATRINA
BLACK FOLKS WERE STUCK #PASTOREDMORTON HELD CHURCH SERVICE THAT MORNING LEFT HIS CONGREGATION AND WAS ON THE RADIO THAT NIGHT IN NEW JERSEY I WAS SO DISGUSTED HE TOOK A PLAN WHILE HE ABANDONED THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND THIS IS WHAT BLACK PEOPLE SWEAR BY BLIND COWARD LEADERS””””””’THE SHEPHERD NEVER LEAVES THE SHEEP
OUR BLACK CLERGY AND OUR BLACK LEADERS HAVE FAILED US
NOW WE EITHER LEAVE IN A MASS EXODUS ??
OR STAND AND FIGHT THESE WHITE RACIST
POVERTY IS A BITCH A LITERAL DEATH SENTENCE
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C’mon…stop with the faux-indignation and the fake-shock and the feigned rage.
They’re political hacks, massaging each others pockets.
It wasn’t like Mother Theresa or Jesus Christ promised the community anything.
You can be sure De Blasio will leave office to vacation with his bourgey brown-paper-bag-test-winning “black” friends in “the Vineyard”, where you can find him riding pink golf-carts with Obama, Oprah, Eric and Tiger and his latest double-digit IQ idiot blonde….AND of course his “diversity” family.
And meanwhile, Viverito will be shopping even MORE at Bloomingdale’s and walking right past the “SALE” bins to the “JUST ARRIVED” Hermes silk scarf displays and then taking the limousine to Tiffany’s to pick-up that “TAINA DE PURA SEPA” diamond-studded tiara for next years Goya Bean and Banco Popular supported Puerto Rican Day Parade.
You can only be disappointed in them, if you actually believed and were impressed by their lies, their political fan-dances and their Kabuki routines.
Remember the saying my abuelo Mallorquin used to share…
…”Cuando el hombre pierde la verguenza, no hay nadie que se la devuelva”.
You can be sure neither on of these 2 political clowns are NOT looking for theirs…too busy putting on their red-rubber noses, purple afro-wig and clown make-up for their next performance for “the people”.
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No doubt in my mind … no matter where, no matter which party, no matter ideologies, politicians ALL lie!