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Low-income need v. luxury desire

The stark difference in the outcomes of real estate development plans in low-income neighborhoods versus high-income neighborhoods of New York City reminds us, sadly, of the reigning power of those who have over those who have not. Today, tenants of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and their friends stand deeply concerned about the proposed plans for sitting luxury apartments on land that has been dedicated for public housing.