|photo: Joanna Purpich/Gothamist. trash: Bushburg|
Did you catch this piece about Bushburg Realty? They buy a building complex in Bed-Stuy for (holy crap) $38 million. Residents have long complained about conditions there, so they were hopeful that the promised upgrades would benefit them. It's a Mitchell Lama building, designed when built to be affordable housing. Means-tested housing. To a certain degree, if fit the bill for many, many years. Now, investors see $$$. No surprises. More of the same. I'm pretty sure super-tall Tivoli Towers north of Empire is dealing with the same messola.
Sure glad landlords like THAT don't do business on MY block. Oy gevalt, what's that you say? They're the developer of 50 Clarkson, the vacant lot that has that lovely graffiti-covered wall of falling down plywood on rat infested unsecured premises? You don't say? Well boy howdy, looks like 60 Clarkson has a neighbor! A pal. A buddy. A comrade.
And you wonder why the Q sounds cynical sometimes. There's a shyster or two or ten on every friggin' block right now, smelling profits, laying turds.