Interesting article. Hopefully it will help preserve one of my favorite cities:
And here is another interesting article:
Personally I think people have to be proactive if they don’t want to get priced out of their neighborhoods and cities. As we know this has been happening for a long time, but lots of people are finally seeing the ramifications of gentrification and globalization. “All of a sudden” is the new catch phrase referring to all the luxury housing and condos being built. I think de Blasio has his heart in the right place. I believe our Mayor in JC wants us to be more like Manhattan and Brooklyn. Mayor Fulop decided to align with NYC and Citibank to implement a commuter bike, rather than Hoboken. Hoboken wanted to keep the consumer costs down by linking JC, Hoboken and Weehawken. I think Fulop views Downtown JC as the 6th borough and wants the money. No doubt there has been many improvements in JC and hopefully the Citibank deal won’t eat up the rest of the parking downtown. So there you have it. More congestion and on the roof of my building we stand with binoculars watching the vultures approach and waiting for their decent.