Skip to comments.Wealthy New Yorkers Fight To Keep Homeless Out Of Their Liberal Neighborhood
Posted on 02/09/2018 6:03:53 PM PST by markomalley
Wealthy New Yorkers are furious that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open a homeless shelter in their ritzy Manhattan neighborhood.
Dozens of wealthy residents packed into a community meeting to voice their anger over the decision to move 150 homeless men into the former Park Savoy Hotel, NY1 reports. The residents are concerned that the move will increase crime and decrease property values in their neighborhood on billionaires row.
How are these poor people, whose only livelihood is in one bag, deal with a $6 coffee and a $15,000 dress on the windows of Fifth Avenue? asked one resident, a middle-aged man with a foreign accent. Arent we breeding crime by doing this? he asked, earning applause from the audience.
Some residents have formed a group, the West 58th Street Coalition, to oppose the homeless shelter in their neighborhood, CBS2 reports. CBS2 identified the coalitions leader as Suzanne Silverstein, a fashion executive who is the president of upscale womens fashion line Parker NY, according to her Linkedin profile.
This is a tourist area. Can you imagine you are like next door, you have the best hotels in New York City, you destroy that in order to help 150 people, said restaurant owner Maria Loi, according to CBS2. The New York Times has described Loi as a celebrity chef.
NY1 reports that some residents have hired a public relations expert and a lawyer in their fight to keep homeless people out of their neighborhood. Its unclear if that group is the same as the West 58th Street Coalition.
One resident suggested that de Blasio is moving the homeless into the wealthy neighborhood to get at President Trump. I think its crazy. I think he just wants to get to Trump, Leonardo DeVega told CBS2. His son lives across the street, and Trump lives a block away.
Manhattan residents overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 election, giving her more than 86 percent of the vote.
LOL liberals want open borders, as long as the migrants don’t live anywhere near their rich mega mansions..they don’t want their home values to drop..liberals are the biggest hypocrites on the planet
I don’t blame them.
Obama wanted to introduce the poor into every neighborhood.
Not a good idea.
People have invested in their homes and neighborhoods.
Now wait! Wait a big hairy minute, liberal leftys! What’s this NIMBY nonsense! Suffer along with the lowly! It’s right ain’t it?
These were Obama voters.
This is a splendid thing for the leftys! Well I won’t be cruel. Send in the missions crews too. Otherwise you’ll get little inner city ghetto right quick.
Suck it mieskeits.
Put a REAL CARD CARRYING communist in charge, don’t complain about the fallout.
Working hard to keep them out of our neighborhood.
said restaurant owner Maria Loi
Whod you vote for, Maria?
I’m not exactly sure why DeBlasio did this outside of the fact that he’s an enormous dope. Those are his voters, it is in the middle of a tourist area, and it is a very beautiful, ritzy, interesting area which doesn’t need homeless drug addicts and maniacs screwing up the neighborhood. But then, again, he’s a really big dummy. Why can’t he put them up in his Bk’lyn neighborhood or in Gracie Mansion?
I wish I knew. I don’t THINK even DeBlasio is going to haul in 150 random bums. He’s going to choose. Still, the choosers are a question.
I would be surprised if this liberal enclave recognizes its own hypocrisy. Open borders, chain migration, protection of DACA “children” and more are all liberal talking points. As long as the impact of their virtue signaling is felt elsewhere, all is right with the world.
Yep. I say F em and I hope Deblasio moves more into more properties. Turn all Manhattan into a homeless shelter.
Why, from handsome handouts from you and yours when thay panhandle. $100 a pop ought to do it.
Your compassion (slip) is showing.
what?! Manhattan wants a wall?
One thing for sure, any object over a foot tall will soon be tagged as the wemmen and their yutes move in behind the men
but hey - open borders for east coast cities too! Why should the west coast have all the fun?
Destroying property values helps no one.
Creating a slum where a power community used to be, doesn’t help Conservatives. It just drives down city revenue.
Well,I'll bet that most Freepers can figure out what happened after the announcement...OUTRAGE!
"Think of the children",these rich "progressives" would say."The traffic would be dangerous" was another cry.
But the problem was that our state legislature,which has been 90% Maoist for decades,had years earlier passed legislation demanding that towns like ours be opened up to slum housing...open to "the most vulnerable among us".
The outcry over this proposal was really fun to watch!
Also,anyone with some free time should google "Commonwealth Day School" and "Cambridge" (as in Massachusetts) for a juicy story of racism by,among others,Julia Child and Laurence Tribe."Funny" and "disgusting" don't even begin to describe the story.
I have a family member whose community just became a favorite spot for an encampment.
These folks now roam the neighborhood looking for things that aren’t nailed down.
Crime is rising. It’s a mess.
Folks with young kids, particularly girls, it would be hard to go to work knowing these types were loitering.
This could easily tank a neighborhood’s values in a matter of months if not addressed.
I see circular arguments and begged questions. Surely we may permit liberals to be liberal and not be THEIR nannies. Do we believe in buildings uber alles?
> How are these poor people, whose only livelihood is in one bag, deal with a $6 coffee and a $15,000 dress on the windows of Fifth Avenue? asked one resident <
That sounds like something from that satire website The Onion. But then again, everything a liberal says sounds like it came from The Onion.
They should move them next door to where hypocrite Wilhelm lives.
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