In regard to the state of housing in NYC, the policy wonks at http://housinghereandnow.org/index.html have declared:
Here’s what our elected officials can do TODAY to BUILD IT, FIX IT, SAVE IT:
Keep the Promise — use Battery Park City money to build and preserve affordable housing.
Guarantee housing for low- and moderate-income people in neighborhoods being rezoned.
Win back New York City’s right to determine our own rent laws
Provide permanent housing for homeless people living with AIDS
Support legislation to strengthen tenants rights to a healthy home through better inspections and tougher penalties.
Now would anyone* hold me to it if I didn't deconstruct every one of those bulletin points? Hey, BKmarcus did that too (not that I pretend to be his intellectual equal.)
*Yes, all three of you.