We have received a piece of art that truly captures the essence of the SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown rezoning and breathes new life into the age-old maxim: never pick a fight with someone who buys artist paint brushes by the dozen. It arrived courtesy of a resident of the area who shares his neighbors’ concerns about the likely effects of de Blasio’s plan. The drawing requires little explanation, illustrating, as it does, those concerns and indicting the rezoning for using false promises of affordable housing to rationalize an enormous giveaway to developers and political donors granted at the expense of the current low-and moderate-income residents. The facts however, merit elaboration.
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(Art credit: Brenden FitzGerald)