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    4 Towers To Replace Spice Factory

    A complex of four residential towers between 20- and 30-stories tall may soon replace a spice factory in Crown Heights. Full Story

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    BS'D
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    BS'D

    Possibly a ray of hope on an otherwise cloudy horizon!

    Ugh
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    Ugh

    It’s NY, so of course it will be poorly planned, poorly built, and have no parking. I don’t even blame the developers… land is so insanely expensive that you almost have to build huge, cheap buildings just to make your investment back. It’s a crazy situation and I don;t see how it is supposed to get fixed.

    bye bye CH
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    bye bye CH

    were doomed

    Housing in crown heights
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    Housing in crown heights

    Most people in crown heights NEED affordable housing. Most people in crown heights don’t make much even though they work hard and long hours!!!!!

    CH Council
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    CH Council

    Boro Park is pushing Frume Yidden to take advantage of these projects. What is the CH Council doing to make the most out of this?!

    Bh!
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    Bh!

    Housing supply in ch is very short, this will go a long way in helping the crisis

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    I remember working as a secretary at the Golombeck Spice factory back in the early 70s and seeing the Rashag pay a visit to the owners.

    Seriously
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    Seriously

    Don’t kid yourself, these aren’t being build to accommodate frum ppl, the apartments for “lower rental” will probably be 1 bedroom 1 bath with a kitchen the size of a small elevator. More hipster housing

    1600 units without garage and  0 to frum families we became minority
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    1600 units without garage and 0 to frum families we became minority

    how come that nothing is for young Jewish families …. what we will have around are only huge buildings , parks for dogs and 0 parking … when they build these buildings they have zero investment in childhood – means all apartments are for singles or roommates … ad mosai?

    To #2
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    To #2

    Things will only change when we demand it from the landlords. Landlords in N.Y. get away with almost murder. They could care less that their rent is paid by our blood, sweat and tears. This, as the Rebbe said, is a S’dom mentality. Building highrises is NOT the solution!!! The city needs to crack down on landlords, even private homeowners need to have a moral obligation to their tennants. As long as we allow this predatory like behavior from the brokers and landlords this will continue.

    It would be almost impossible to walk up & down 10, 15, or 20
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    It would be almost impossible to walk up & down 10, 15, or 20

    flights of stairs several times to eat in a succah, as well as Shabbos and Yom Tov davening. How could that be managed. It’s probably just for everybody but young Jewish families. How can you schlep small children up & down the stairs with no eruv to carry in these towers for Shabbos & Yom Tov. Doesn’t seem feasible for us even if we could get the apartments. Hate to be negative, but is this going to be good for us??

    Also who would want to be the guest
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    Also who would want to be the guest

    for Shabbos & Yom Tov of a family that lives on the 10 floor & upwards? Is it possible?

    A S'dom mentality
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    A S'dom mentality

    is thinking that you have the right to live in someone else’s property and pay less than the fair market value, as if he were some kind of tzedokoh fund. An apartment is worth whatever someone is willing to pay; if there’s a rich hipster willing to pay $5000 then that’s what it’s worth, and every penny you pay less than that is coming out of the landlord’s pocket, who is just as much a yid as you are, and I’m sure gives plenty of tzedokoh, but has no chiyuv to subsidize your rent just because you happen to have… Read more »

    Perhaps one of the 4 towers could be allocated solely for
    Guest
    Perhaps one of the 4 towers could be allocated solely for

    Yiddisher families and be designated specifically for a frum Jewish lifestyle?

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