1. anarcho-queer:

thepeoplesrecord:

NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for the poorJuly 23, 2014
It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City’s income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing.
Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the luxury complex’s 219 units would be marked for low-income renters—netting some valuable tax breaks for Extell—with the caveat that the less fortunate tenants would stick to their own entrance.


The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s Inclusionary Housing Program application for the 33-story tower this week, the New York Post reports. The status grants Extell the aforementioned tax breaks and the right to construct a larger building than would ordinarily be allowed. According to the Daily Mail, affordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a “back alley.”


Any of the unwashed folk who complain about such a convenient arrangement, of course, are just being ungrateful. As the Mail points out, fellow poor-door developer David Von Spreckelsen explained as much last year:

"No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations," said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. "So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood."

In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair.
Souce

According to the NY Post our ‘progressive’ Mayor, Bill de Blasio, voted in favor of the resolution that create the segregated entrances.

    anarcho-queer:

    thepeoplesrecord:

    NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for the poor
    July 23, 2014

    It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City’s income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing.

    Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the luxury complex’s 219 units would be marked for low-income renters—netting some valuable tax breaks for Extell—with the caveat that the less fortunate tenants would stick to their own entrance.

    The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s Inclusionary Housing Program application for the 33-story tower this week, the New York Post reports. The status grants Extell the aforementioned tax breaks and the right to construct a larger building than would ordinarily be allowed. According to the Daily Mailaffordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a “back alley.”

    Any of the unwashed folk who complain about such a convenient arrangement, of course, are just being ungrateful. As the Mail points out, fellow poor-door developer David Von Spreckelsen explained as much last year:

    "No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations," said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. "So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood."

    In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair.

    Souce

    According to the NY Post our ‘progressive’ Mayor, Bill de Blasio, voted in favor of the resolution that create the segregated entrances.

    Reblogged from: anarcho-queer
  2. Day 7: Semi-cured my rough day with an iced coffee at lunch, plus I’m getting pretty good at filming at work?

  3. To fight heterosexism, I’m gonna start a new movement to abolish sexual orientation.

  4. When Jax and I first downloaded the app Couple, I signed up first and created our shared password, then I went to bed. When I woke up, I got a text from Jax that said, “What’s the password? I’ve tried every variation of ‘poop’ I can think of.”

    And I said, “Oh, actually it’s poooop because it had to be six characters long.” And if that doesn’t tell you we’re best friends above all else, I don’t know what does.

  5. Day 6: I’ve been up and working my butt off (work then online classes) for exactly twelve hours, but I’m done for today and it’s so time to relax.

    Day 6: I’ve been up and working my butt off (work then online classes) for exactly twelve hours, but I’m done for today and it’s so time to relax.

  6. katfactorial replied to your post “[[MOR]”

    Is there supposed to be more here, or…?

    Nope. Just trying to keep it on the DL for now until I know more about what’s happening.

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    • Me: They are a white cisgender heterosexual couple who on earth is "forbidding" this
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  9. warsquirtle:

    Has anybody ever actually gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or are people just trying to stop me from living my life

    Reblogged from: ihopethepeople
  10. meditategravitate:

    findchaos:

    (Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

    What we didn’t have yesterday.

    THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE

    I mean we could also treat people like people and validate their relationships outside of the institution of marriage. But holy shit, I just want to shove this in all my conservative relatives’ faces.

    Think me and Jax are cute together? Great. If we didn’t have the ability to sponsor one another for immigration (still hasn’t happened in Australia) we could only ever be cute together twice a year on a travel visa. K thx bye.

    Reblogged from: confusedcognition
  11. Jax and I have determined that summer in Michigan is currently cooler than winter in South Australia. SUMMER IN MICHIGAN. COLDER THAN WINTER IN AUSTRALIA.

  12. I’m really enjoying writing about the structural functionalist perspective on paid parental leave because I know I’m going to write about the feminist perspective next and smoke it, snarky comments and all

  13. dr0wnalittleslower:

baby turtles are the best

    dr0wnalittleslower:

    baby turtles are the best

    Reblogged from: dr0wnalittleslower
  14. brngrmln:

    bolto:

    straight ppl are wild why you needa make out in the line for juice

    straight ppl like to make out in stupid spots and then get all weird abt it like “i kissed you in the frozen food section at super walmart i am the reason storms are named after people”

    Reblogged from: soybeanbaby
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