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New Bedford Armory Plan Approved

A plan to repurpose the Bedford-Union Armory into condos and recreation center was approved this week despite community protests. Full Story

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November 2, 2017 6:01 pm

# 29 is right chassidic people are helping out with diffrent projects in our neighborhood. Please don’t blame
stop blaming others and categorizing as it simply is un
Healthy and not responsible. the rebbe teaches us to adhere to the fundamentals of Ahavas Yisroel lets be respectful to each other In my humble opinion.

The satmars
November 2, 2017 12:15 pm


cmon…all you guys sound like what so many non lubavitchers think you sound…”the satmar…” give me a break. who ever expresses himself like that is just a paranoid, narrow-minded hater. As if all satmars are involved…

How would you react if some chabad nicks would do something like this, and people would say “oohhhh…the chabadskers are at it again…”?

November 1, 2017 10:32 pm

How dare the satmars build homes for people and then charge them money to live in those homes. So many yungerleit are looking for apartments, we have to make sure there are fewer residential buildings in Crown Heights. The community council should try to stop all new development and if possible destroy all new buildings built in the past 10 years, then there will be no housing shortage anymore.
I’ve been looking for an apartment for ages, if only there were fewer buildings. Everyone knows the less housing is available the cheaper it costs.

When the Friediker Rebbe first came to Crown Heights it was
November 1, 2017 7:30 pm

a gentrified neighborhood. As it became less ‘gentrified’ it became more Chasidisher. Is it possible this is now a trend in reverse?

More housing=lower rent
November 1, 2017 7:15 pm

Supply and demand!

More Traffic More cars
November 1, 2017 5:49 pm

Yes so it will take an hour to drive to grand army plaza

If all this is true and there is no new affordable housing coming
November 1, 2017 4:30 pm

for Crown Heights yungerleit, then we are not a growing community anymore, but possibly the opposite cv’h. I understand there are many more young families and individuals that can’t afford the gentrification trend. So they may be squeezed out and replaced with yuppies. Oh so wonderful, LOL!

Shameful! Not even within Jewish crown heights border!
November 1, 2017 3:19 pm

Present Lubavitcher=Always looking for who to blame

More housing=lower rent
November 1, 2017 2:22 pm

Supply and demand!

To #14
November 1, 2017 1:48 pm

In a perfect world you would have a good point. The sad fact is that if the condos were affordable, the Jews would not have much access. It would be called discriminatory for the landlord to let more than a few Jews move in, and instead of having wealthy people there, you would have the drugs and crime element. So either way, I don’t think it would do much good for the average person in our community looking for an apartment.

The Upside
November 1, 2017 1:42 pm

Less violence, less burglary, less road rage. Less hostile, petty and rude encounters on your evening walk.

The Alter Rebbe used his own fortune from his wife's dowry,
November 1, 2017 1:11 pm

to make sure Chassidim had homes and a livelihood. That’s true Chasidisher, Yiddisher leadership. What we have now looks like it’s every man for himself. I can’t imagine what we will end up with here. Where have we fallen to??

To Rabbi Goldstein
November 1, 2017 11:51 am

Kol hakavod to you !!! The one has vision !!! Who will teach our chikdren in five years from now if yungeleit need to move out and brokers encourage landlords to break contracts because hey , I can get 900 thousand by Rutland? The last frontier of east flattis also being destroyed by greedy flippers !!!!shimshon stock knew these flippers are like a sicknesss

November 1, 2017 11:26 am

It’s too high for the middle class. It’s very sad that they want us to think it won’t push ppl out.

Rabbi Jacob Goldstein
November 1, 2017 11:07 am

As the former long time Chairman of CB-9 (34) years until Boro President Adams refused to reappoint me , I engaged with Jewish Developers to submit proposals for this project , one was a finalist among the five and was rejected and the current selected . SATMAR chasidim were never in the mix . There are Chasiddehe/ frum developers roaming around our neighborhood to see where they can find property to develop and DESTROY our Shchunah . Just look what has been announced over the vlast few days with the Golobeck Spice factory site . 1.5 Million square feet of… Read more »

What is the problem?
November 1, 2017 10:55 am

I understood from comments that these condos will belong to Satmars?
What is the problem that everyone here complaints?
Chabadniks couldn’t do it…
Please someone explain..

Can't they create low-cost housing there?
November 1, 2017 10:36 am

Does it have to be unaffordable for financially struggling families and individuals? I understand they can’t afford to leave the huge property vacant anymore but why does it have to be made for yuppies to move here? Why can’t it provide for those already here, but living in inadequate housing circumstances?

November 1, 2017 10:29 am

you know the Mayor was smeared

swimming pool?
November 1, 2017 10:19 am

with separate hours for men/women please

More housing is better, not worse.
November 1, 2017 10:15 am

I don’t expect the average Crown Heights’er to understand the laws of economics, but understand this: MORE housing is better.

You see, there is this thing called “supply and demand” that drives market value. When there is more demand and less supply, housing goes UP. More supply (more housing) is always BETTER, not worse.

If you are concerned about the ruchnius, well, pick your choice. Muggings and shootings vs hipster culture. I will take hipster culture, because at least I can teach my children not to be that way. I can’t protect my children from muggings and shootings.

Number 7
November 1, 2017 10:04 am

There were few articles saying in brownstoner.com that the initial project came from satmars . What difference is it anyhow

How sad
November 1, 2017 10:03 am

SAd that we let these people think that this will not change the demographics and landscape of our community. we are fools to sit silent ! And what about the satmars that stand in block of family dollar building a huge building a block from Bais rivka where our treachers can live???? That plot was sitting and we did not band together to help ourselves

Yet again
November 1, 2017 9:45 am

The crow heights community council is incognito yet again, where are our (unelected) reps? Is this not they’re jobs? And if not, can someone please clarify once and for all l, what is it that they do ?!

November 1, 2017 9:40 am

Yes, Satmar has rented the armory in the past for their events. But what do BFC Partners (founded in 1985 by Donald Capoccia, Joseph Ferrara, and Brandon Baron) who are behind this project have to do with Satmar?

November 1, 2017 9:12 am

I’m wondering if this huge project would be approved in Williamsburg? Probably not unless the Jews benefited somehow BUT here we let the satmars do what they want ! This from some guys in Williamsburg. Friends, it’s only getting worse because we are silent !!!!!!

November 1, 2017 9:12 am

It’s too high for the middle class. It’s very sad that they want us to think it won’t push ppl out.

November 1, 2017 9:05 am

More housing eases supply and demand tensions. This helps our community because less people will be fighting for the same house in CH.

November 1, 2017 8:57 am

once again we let the satmars think they are doing us good and will in reality raise our rents in this area now because of this transformation in our neighborhood

November 1, 2017 8:55 am

This will not benefit the middle class.

November 1, 2017 8:42 am

And the satmars have won again … piece by piece in destruction . Explain how this will NOT speed up gentrification???? Meanwhile our yungeleit and young couples are forced to buy houses in sutter and other bad neighborhoods