“Urban steerage” at $ 2,000 a month…

“I think you’ll all agree that the apartment behind me is some place that one and two [person] households would be delighted to live in,” City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden said.
Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden & the Mayor in a mock-up of a  300 sq. ft micro- unit. One blogger called the AdAPT NYC plan “urban steerage at $2,000(?) a month.” The name micro -unit reminds me of micro-financing for the poor. The idea is patronizing and terrible P.R. for NY. Similar to Ralph Lauren’s image-busting plan to make US Olympic uniforms in China and think no one would notice.

Sorry, Amanda & Mike. Diminished dreams and shrinking
spaces for all are not most city dwellers’ idea of a good New York Time.–Opinion, Landlordrocknyc

Amanda Burden’s mom, style icon Babe Paley, in New York in the 1950’s


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