7 thoughts on “Video: Does NYC Need a Comprehensive Plan?

  1. There certainly is a need for a comprehensive plan for NYC to distribute the burdens and benefits of urban life to all communities in a somewhat equitable manner.

    • I think that NYC, a city of 8.5 million people, is just too large for any kind of a comprehensive plan. Nothing would ever get done.

      • Nothing gets done now. ULURP stretches out project times and adds additional features raising costs. It’s time to update our confusing and long winded zoning ordinances. Uneven distribution of density creates super high rises on one side of the street and low density on the other. Landmarked districts are given unneeded protections limiting options and creating unnecessary hardships. Air rights transfers are not being repealed overriding the reason for FAR. As of right construction should be the norm and we should be building with clear rules. Our city stagnates and extremely low goals for new housing and infrastructure cannot be met. The city government has decided to legislate and micromanage according to political ideology. Small businesses cannot survive, jobs are not created and the citizens are kept poor.

  2. I think it’s funny that Brad Lander who lives in a 2-million-dollar home in a low-density historic district is advocating for ‘a citywide commitment to evenly distributed growth, equitable investments, fair sharing of infrastructure’. I’m all in favor of historic districts but Lander should keep his mouth shut when other Brooklyn areas want to maintain their low-density neighborhoods.


    • Bradford pays more than his neighbor, the Mayor, but when the NAACP court case is finally litigated the property taxes on either will be triple! However, I’ll still paying more in my poverty zone.
      Of course, Park Slope owners will see to it it goes into effect ever so slowly. Old municipal rule: You never s–t where you eat.

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  4. We absolutely need a comprehensive plan that works for the communities and is tailored to the neighborhoods with input from the local communities. It starts with inclusion in the conversation such as ensuring that those who are on the dias of these conversations include ppl of color (black and brown). There is a real concern for displacement, and having written my thesis on Gentrification, I can tell you specifically in communities like Harlem, there is a need for developers who produce transitional housing as well as housing to help people build economic growth and upward mobility so that they can expound on their needs and build healthy communities.

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