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NY Mayor De Blasio to Build Luxury Condos for Welfare Queens Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 02:59 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is funding a drive to construct luxury condominiums for welfare recipients living in East Harlem.

The New York Daily News reports that, "A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York."

Nevertheless, a few Harlem community activists are criticizing Mayor De Blasio for building towers that do not meet their high expectations.

According to the New York Daily News, "The proposed towers would be the tallest in Manhattan above 96th St. They are slated to rise 50 stories over the East River Mall, a big-box retail center along the FDR Drive north of E. 117th St. The mall and an adjacent 1,200 car parking garage were opened in 2009 by Tiago Holdings LLC, with $65 million in state and city tax-exempt bonds."

Harlem community activists are calling for luxury condos with a more cobblestone appearance.

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