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Posted by still in Manhattan on Saturday, January 6th 2018:

In Reply to: houses that were torn down posted by eileen flanagan on Saturday, January 6th 2018:


I'm from what was called Kips Bay. Back in about 1954 or so, the city decided that area was a slum. And that middle income housing was to be built. Name was to be Bellevue South, even though the area was from the north side of 30th street to the south side of 33rd street. Bellevue ran from about 26th to 30th street then.
Buildings were torn down and lo and behold, it was decided to make them luxury rentals.
Of course, everyone had gone by then and the rest of the area, from 30th to 23rd, was still around, but barely.
There is absolutely nothing left of that area now. It's all hospitals, homeless shelters, high rise so called luxury housing and some housing for the elderly and handicapped.
It still makes me angry because that has been happening all over Manhattan for many years and still is.

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