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Again, the Atlantic Yards housing blind spot from de Blasio critics

From the Wall Street Journal today, Some Liberals Seek a Challenger to Unseat de Blasio:
In a letter scheduled to be sent Thursday to Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, several liberal groups said her approach to housing didn’t include enough units for the lowest-income New Yorkers.
“So far, your housing policies have largely failed to address the needs of the lowest-income residents, many of whom face homelessness and a frightening future in shelters,” said the letter, which was signed by six groups, including New York Communities for Change and the Black Institute.
Except those groups have saluted, without criticism, affordable housing in Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park distinctly skewed away from "the needs of the lowest-income residents."

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  1. Norman, I belong to a few activist groups in Brooklyn; they strongly feel that this administration is disinterested in the needs of low income
    New Yorkers. I think this feeling is growing rapidly. Will it be enough to unseat DeBlasio and replace him with a more progressive Mayor?
    Time will tell.

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    1. Incumbents are tough to unseat w/o scandal or something truly dramatic.

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  2. I think another problem is that many New Yorkers simply don't trouble themselves to explore the facts re DeBlasio's vision for the city.
    Right now, however, I believe that there are at least seven investigations into some of the aspects of his administration. Since Biharra
    is staying on, these probably will continue. But the real issue is, can a strong enough progressive constituency find a candidate who
    can defeat him. And can these community groups that feel deBlasio has not met their needs, stand together and find a candidate who does.

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