|1930 and 1934 Bedford near Fenimore|
|194 Hawthorne too|
Now, don't get me wrong. Some of you will suggest that the allowable height on these lots is no reason for alarm, and I won't disagree, though there's always the chance of unflattering Fedders buildings with curbcuts. No, I'm pissed off because it is highly unlikely that even a single unit will go for less than market rate, which as of today, the average price of an apartment is becoming so absurd as to beggar belief. Fight density all you want; the real bogeyman is unaffordability for the hard-working lower and middle classes. The fight continues by small bands of brave , which I'll try to document in future posts, is absolutely 100% where we're heading, with help from a surprising few large investors.
Put another way, each one of the multiple units in these old houses has no protection, and the renters will be out on their ass. The new buildings will included no means-tested housing. The onward march towards class extinction in Lefferts leaps forward unabated. We'll probably get a couple nice restaurants out of it though, maybe along that cute strip on Bedford down between Parkside and Clarkson?
The Q apologizes for sounding so cynical, but it's really quite remarkable how fast this stuff happens when the industry decides it's time.