10 August 2009

Rich People, Running Their Games

Wal-Mart once again trying to bring their crappy shit merchandise and soul-and-small-business-killing policies to NYC. [Crains]

Annie Liebowitz finds a way to ruin not one, not two, but three landmarked Greenwich Village townhouses. [Bloomberg]

Rich developers don't have to worry about putting in affordable housing units because our rich mayor never checks up on them [The Daily News] Not that those "affordable" housing units would have ever really been truly affordable. [Queens Crap]

Elite High Line Park, enjoyed by well-off people in a well-off neighborhood, and managed by people with huge salaries, costs tons to run, much of which bill will be footed by business owners and taxpayers. [NY Post]


kingb said...

of these lovely stories, i find the High Line article most depressing...and truly indicative of what I'm beginning to hate about new york.

and what i can't stand is when i happen to communicate with non-nyers, either in person, or online...they rave about how cool it must be, how fortunate i am to be living here...makes me want to puke

Ken Mac said...

all that high line cash and they still haven't gotten rights to finish the thing up to 33rd Street

c'รจ montessori said...

The Walmart thing is most depressing to me, even though I feel they won't be able to get in, it would really be the beginning of the end, or middle of the end I guess?

Sedge said...

I am no fan of Wally World (Target, yes!), but I can't ever recall seeing any of those union types trying to get grocery stores into all the places in NYC that need them! There is a reason why people shop at WalMart, and the City does have a couple million of those people. They will find a way in sooner or later. If you don't like it, stay away. I will, but I also need more (and better) grocery stores in East Harlem!