Category: Public housing

A successful de-fence: Part 3, not black and white any more

29 May, 2014 (07:45) | Apartments, fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning | 1 comment

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Our detailed retrospective on the history of a seemingly insignificant event from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) – the removal of a chain-link fence along a suburban roadside – has used the micro to imply the macro, and the wary […]

A successful de-fence: Part 2, the present evokes the past

28 May, 2014 (07:44) | Apartments, fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning |

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] In yesterday’s Part 1, we used the micro to imply the macro, because the fight over one expansive chain-link fence, which as reported in the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) finally was coming down, represented so much to both cities – poor urban New Haven […]

A successful de-fence: Part 1, the micro implies the macro

27 May, 2014 (07:42) | Apartments, fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith  How long does it take to remove a chain-link fence? If you’re New Haven, the answer is nearly two years, four mayors, and uncounted lawyers, as reported in this happy-ending-question-mark story from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014): It’s my property and I’ll tear it down if I want to: […]

History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again

22 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Atlantic Yards, community groups, Corruption, Development, Housing, Income mixing, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NIMBYism, Non-Profits, Politics, poverty concentration, Public housing, Sheldon Silver, William Rapfogel, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.  – Phaedrus. As we’ve seen in the preceding parts, once the Puerto Ricans had been cleared out of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area […]

History of a plot: Part 4, Housing for whom?

17 April, 2014 (07:47) | Affordable Housing, Atlantic Yards, community groups, Corruption, Housing, Income mixing, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NIMBYism, Non-Profits, Politics, poverty concentration, Public housing, Sheldon Silver, William Rapfogel, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith The king died, and then the queen dies is a story.  The king died, and then the queen died of grief, is a plot.  – E. M. Forster As we’ve seen in the three parts up to now, the site […]