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Waiting for Help in Greenpoint
May 24th, 2007

A colorful WNYC radio segment on how old-time Polish residents are being forced out of the Williamsburg/Greenpoint area contains a compelling piece of policy information: two years after the City Council approved the rezoning of the area and allocated $2 million to help long-time residents stay in their homes, none of money has been dispersed.

Click here to listen to the radio piece by Eva Kern-Jedrychowska of the Polish Daily News.

By on May 24, 2007, 6:50 am
In category: Community Development,Housing,Land Use,Waterfront | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses to “Waiting for Help in Greenpoint”

  1. GP resident Says:
    May 24th, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Greenpoint is a great place to live. It’s a little village in the city minutes from Manhattan. The new stores and restaurants that are opening up every day are a wonderful addition to the community. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I am looking forward to the waterfront developments that will open up those gorgeous spaces to the public.

  2. GP resident #2 Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Development and Progress are always welcome but it shouldn’t be at the expense of old immigrant tenants who duly contributed to the society. The $2 million allocated to help the residents are an acknowledgment for the problems these people are facing. This money should be urgently and rightfully distributed.

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