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    Pharmacy Turns 122-Unit Building

    The Rite Aid pharmacy on St. Johns Place in Crown Heights will be built into a 122-unit mixed-use residential and commercial building. Full Story

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    RESIDENT - PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THIS
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    RESIDENT - PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THIS

    FRIENDS, WE ARE LOSING THE NEIGHBERHOOD! WE must stand up. NO ONE EXCEPT DOVID FISHER cares about the future of jewish crown heights. OUR OWN! lubavitch landlords are renting to the yuppies, other investors are ruining the place. WE NEED TO ACT! every building is being bought out by other people who dont care about the character of our neighberhood! YUPPIES BRING ORITZUS and cause our FAMILIES TO BE FORCED TO LEAVE BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING OUTPRICED! WHO WI LL STAND UP TO THIS ! ITS UP TO US. I AM BEGGING THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE A GROUP TO… Read more »

    losing out
    Guest
    losing out

    another example of our community losing out on Housing.

    Next on the list
    Guest
    Next on the list

    The Exxon station at the corner of Empire and New York will be sold to a condo developer. Mark my words.

    Get ready to drive ten minutes to your nearest gas station.

    Stores are going to close down one after the next and sold to developers. Property is now as hot as Manhattan.

    Yuppies?
    Guest
    Yuppies?

    Our own so called anash are the ones bringing pritzus to crown heights… stop blaming the yuppies. If you want a religious community – move out before it’s too late for your kids

    Clowns
    Guest
    Clowns

    Maybe find out who owns it and for who they are developing it instead of just attacking!

    we need more apts
    Guest
    we need more apts

    maybe there will be apts for our own families as well, and maybe they will include a KRM store as well as a rite aid , in the building or at that end of town as well, look at the positive side as well

    It may be too late
    Guest
    It may be too late

    Who wants to form a group to protest

    number 7
    Guest
    number 7

    many young people in my class shul who work hard on the books and need to stay in crown heights , are fed up. they lve in overpriced holes while needing to compete with yuppie rents. we will al join you.

    Move to florida
    Guest
    Move to florida

    No city state income taxes great weather and homes 300k with pool

    Rite aid closing????
    Guest
    Rite aid closing????

    Does this mean rite aid is closing down there? Or will the complex be built on the existing rite aid?

    Monsey
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    Monsey

    Monsey Monsey Monsey!! 1.5 hours to Crown Heights. Great Lubavitch Cheder. Quality of life…..

    u wish #9
    Guest
    u wish #9

    no jobs in florida….300k for a home without a job is useless…stay in NY

    Number 9
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    Number 9

    thats amazing but what do ppl in Florida do for jobs food is more expensive tuition is more expensive etc..

    please advise maybe i will move.

    Well get a job
    Guest
    Well get a job

    Jobs r here.

    to #1
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    to #1

    When Fisher bought in the 70s, the market was depressed. Now the demand in our area is so high, it’s impractical to compete on behalf of our community (buy it for market value then sell/rent it below market value…). Notice that Fisher is not buying now and renting it out for cheap.

    It’s a big problem, but not really anyone to blame. In fact 120 units adds supply. That’s a good thing. Even if only yuppies move in. it’ll free up other places in crown heights for our community…

    Enough with the yuppie-phobia
    Guest
    Enough with the yuppie-phobia

    Who and what exactly are you going to “protest” against? This isnt israel where the goverment builds ghettos for frummies. This is America. Its a free country–anyone can buy, sell, build and live as long as they follow the zoning laws. If a particular place is on high demand, people who can afford it will live there, and developers and landlords will build and rent to whoever mets their price.. If you care so much about housing for people with black hats and large families, put together a group of investors, buy property, and build as you see fit!

    SHIDDUCHIM
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    SHIDDUCHIM

    WHERE WILL ALL THE PROSPECTIVE SHIDUCHIM MEET? PARKING LOT WAS GREAT FOR THE SHIDUCH RENDEZ VOUS………

    Opportunity
    Guest
    Opportunity

    Lots of opportunity to do mivtzoim with hidden and noachide laws. Make lemonade from lemons. I don’t think we can stop them

    greed
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    greed

    That’s what its about I urge young couples to help us rebuild & expand a long time Jewish community in the Bronx beautiful houses in good condition in the $ 4-500k range many amenities close by. Only a 30-45 min. Avg drive from Ch via Queens.Local Shliach has a play Group Shemtov in nearby Riverdale has a kindergarten (app.15 min.Drive) etc.Or Stay where you are pay $2-3000 for a decent size apt. $1.5 2 mil. & up for a house that likely needs a gut renov. etc.

    to 16
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    to 16

    That is hilarious. The amount of government subsidies subsidies, zoning issues etc. that go into getting a project off the ground definitely make it possible for the community to protest and have a say. What do you think happens in any involved neighborhood when something is being built that the current residents don’t like??? And if you wan to claim government shouldn’t be so involved, get a grip, this is the great socialist state of NYC, it is what it is. It is for us to speak up, and actually do something instead of feel lazy and helpless, and resentful… Read more »

    To CH
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    To CH

    Where were you guys in the 70’s and 80’s and even the 90’s when no lubavitcher wanted to touch anything across from Eastern Parkway? When lubavitcher land lords were struggling to keep property across Eastern Parkway.

    #16
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    #16

    I agree with everything you said. The fear is misplaced around here. We don’t own Crown Heights and that’s a fact.

    resident
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    resident

    This has nothing to do with black hat people. Stop being a self hating chasid. this has to do with JEWISH CROWN HEIGHTS and OUR CHILDREN! many young couples with good jobs cant compete with these prices. why are you making fun of black hats??

    Rebbe
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    Rebbe

    How I wish not to disappoint the Rebbe. This community which the Rebbe put all his energy and love, and hoped for it to be a haven and a source of energy for his chassidim, is now being sold to outsiders. Rebbe i wish I can stop this; I wish the chassidim who are doing this will stop this, and have the right intentions when they “develop” crown heights. Kol hakavod to Rabbi Fisher!

    great news. sorta
    Guest
    great news. sorta

    more housing with diverse people with money and education is great. and for those who fear pritzus, it just means you have work to do. the rebbe is doing miracles, bringing the nonreligious jews to you so you don’t have to move somewhere to do shlichus. who’s the shliach for north crown heights? northeast crown heights, etc? while on the topic who’s the shliach in core crown heights, for all the non-religious among us? all this aside, i’m going to miss the 24 hour well stocked store. then again, anyone complaining about it closing can open one up – if… Read more »

    What's the difference?
    Guest
    What's the difference?

    How does this change anything? There are Goyim in there now and there may (or may not) be Goyim in there in the future. It’s not as if they’re converting a “yideshe” building into a “yuppie” building. At least they’re giving yuppies another choice so they won’t compete with lubavitchers for existing homes and apartments in crown Heights proper.

    They’re simply adding supply which will probably drive DOWN prices for condos…

    16 and 22
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    16 and 22

    16 and 22 sound like yuppies posing as yidden.

    This is our community! in other communities, they somehow ensure it does not become infiltrated and housing doesn’t go through the roof like ours making it impossible to stay in kan tziva, the Rebbe’s shchuna

    More rentals for everyone.
    Guest
    More rentals for everyone.

    Where in this article does it say anything about non-Jews moving in. Why are you going ballistic over this?

    to#27
    Guest
    to#27

    No we are realist not crying over spilled milk.

    Don't blame the yuppies
    Guest
    Don't blame the yuppies

    ר”ל some of the Jewish landlords look to the Yuppies and thinks that’s where it’s at. A walk along Kingston and aside for a camouflaged yamaka it’s hard to tell who is a yuppies and who is the heimishe landlord…..

    Sruly Clapman
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    Sruly Clapman

    After you make a few hundred thousand dollars a year any extra money is just for bragging rights ( I’m a capitalist and people should make as much money as Possible ) However it would be such a amazing Chesed if Lubavitcher developers would build some half affordable condos for regular middle class family’s in the $3 to 4 hundred thousand range. The 580 stuff are in the million dollar range already. Yuppies can afford more for many reasons so it’s not a fair game. 1. They don’t have 5-10 kids. 2. They don’t pay tuition and camp fees.3 they… Read more »

    Kane
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    Kane

    My son works in Williamsburgh, and the same thing is happening there, the developers there are selling to the Yuppies, so it is not just happening in Crown Heights, they will pay any price these people ask for.

    sur
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    sur

    A lot of yuppies like living in this neighborhood because you have the 12345 trains

    A lot of yuppies like living in Crown Heights, because the transportation is good around here

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