Harlem truck depot developer celebrates grand opening

The long-debated site opened for business Wednesday as a truck depot, instead of mixed-income apartments.

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spicytoastaficionado
spicytoastaficionado
206 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Fuck around and find out.

This was supposed to be a residential development with hundreds of affordable units, well beyond the city's requirements. Along with a civil rights museum. And retail. And a revamped block. And a new playground.

But a city council member stoking "great replacement theory" fears killed the project and now it is a truck depot.

hangrywich
hangrywich
61 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Poor residents. Even if new zoning got granted today, this will take years to remove.

NetQuarterLatte
NetQuarterLatte
54 · 10 days ago · Reddit

PSA: there will be elections this year for NYC Council.

Kristin Richardson Jordan’s district, where this new truck depot is being opened, is expected to have a contested primary.

Make sure to register to vote so you can participate in the primaries.

FastFingersDude
FastFingersDude
50 · 10 days ago · Reddit

This happens when progressive radical NIMBYs block reasonable development.

All lower-cost housing solutions start with denser housing of any type.

yoshimipinkrobot
yoshimipinkrobot
28 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Seriously. Stop electing anti capitalist progressives. This is a capitalist country. Capitalism works. It’s better than all the other systems. Housing is one of the least capitalist and most regulated markets in the US. The regulations only favor people who can grease the palms of politicians and their friends.

The affordable housing allocation was a great compromise that allowed developers to make money and redistribute gains to low income folks. This is how it is supposed to work

Trying to remove all profits for developers is how New York housing became expensive. It hasn’t worked anywhere in the world. That’s why only 1 unit of housing has been built for every 5 people who move to NYC.

To accommodate the other 4 people, we need developers to be building as fast as possible with clear rules and not negotiating every building

This is what Tokyo does and they have $1000 apartments in the center of their city. It’s possible if we remove power from these nimby politicians and their neighborhood groups

HEIMDVLLR
HEIMDVLLR
25 · 10 days ago · Reddit

A big piece that is missing on the site is somewhere for the drivers to rest, which is still being built. The former laundromat remains in chains, filled with old equipment.

The drivers parked at the opening say they were just asked to park on site to demonstrate how it operated, but might use the lot if they are delivering nearby.

Truck companies will be able to reserve their spot online, although the website still lists the site as under construction.

El_Nahual
El_Nahual
10 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Obviously Kristin Richardson's nativism is to blame for this idiocy, but can we take a second to acknowledge the insanity that are our zoning laws?

How crazy is it that building a truck depot can be done by right, but building homes for people requires city council approval?!

Mechanical_Nightmare
Mechanical_Nightmare
5 · 10 days ago · Reddit

this has to be one the dumbest thing i've ever seen. what a colossal waste of space that's going to destroy this community