This story was outrageous when we first heard about it last year. It’s even more hideous now that New York officials have formally approved it. But the builders of luxury condominiums will be allowed to send residents of ‘affordable living’ units through the back door.
I still remember the segregated water fountains in my grade school in Texas. And I frequently asked my parents questions they had trouble answering.
But when the ritzy buildings go up in New York along with the required amount of affordable dwellings, all those ‘po folk’ will have to enter the building through a separate entrance. Can we say, “separate but equal?” That sure has an ugly sound to it.
Appalling but not surprising. After all, as we keep hearing from HOA and Condo promoters, “these communities are not for everybody.”
Creating hundreds of separate gated communities in a metropolitan area does essentially the same thing – it divides estate homeowners from owners and tenants of affordable manufactured homes and trailer parks.
I’m sure Ayn Rand would approve. In other news, from Florida:
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