En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Gotham Gazette
Subject: Housing & Environmental Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Condos, Condos Everywhere

The Right to the City-NYC, a coalition of New
York City
community organizations**, released a new
examination of the number of vacant condominium buildings in 10 community
districts across the city — a number not exhaustive, but they say has surpassed
600.

Their
count is the latest halted or stalled development inventory, which follows
counts by New York Magazine and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. Their numbers are below.
Out of the districts they looked at (which did not include the severely stalled
Williamsburg) Downtown Brooklyn
is leading.

The
group canvassed formerly development prone neighborhoods looking for stalled
developments to encourage the city to do more to create affordable housing.
Despite Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s proposal to convert some of these
empty luxury units into affordable housing, the coalition says that is not
enough. As part of their agenda, they want to see the city purchase stalled
developments and possibly warehouse spaces and convert them into affordable
housing.

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Including
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