Class Divide in NY Inclusive Buildings

At the 101 Warren in Manhattan, developers split the building into luxury and affordable rentals to take advantage of tax breaks. Tensions have resulted, and now a proposed re-zoning would send the affordable residents' kids to a different school.

From Curbed NY: "The Downtown Express reports that one of the plans floating around for rezoning Lower Manhattan's elementary schools would cut the building in half, putting the offspring of the luxury condo owners in nearby powerhouse P.S. 234, while sending the renters half a mile away to the new Spruce Street School in the base of Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower. Going to school in a massive hunk of starchitecture sounds kind of cool, but the have-nots don't seem to agree."

Full Story: New School Zoning May Trigger Civil War at Tribeca's 101 Warren

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just goes to show

that govt interference in free market housing only results in further animosity and unfairness

i have NO sympathy for people given fabulous apartments in an incredibly desirable neighborhood for pennies on the dollar, subsidized by most of us who spend hours per day commuting.

NYC "affordable housing" is a sick sick joke

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