By: Nikolai Fedak am on February 16, Unfortunately, due to the actions of a few elected Democrats, these hopes and dreams have now been squashed, as Amazon has now pulled out of Long Island City. Despite petitions and basic organizing advocating for the new HQ2, the combined Twitter presence of a rabid horde of regressive leftists led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez generated sufficient outrage for cancellation. However, Cortez also celebrated the announcement on Twitter as a call to action against perceived gentrification. Following the cancellation of HQ2, Cortez took to Twitter to celebrate depriving 40, New Yorkers of prospective employment. While the Twitter outrage machine may be cranking out propaganda in full force, the reality on the ground is that New Yorkers are extremely upset by the loss of a prospective major national headquarters with all its accompanying opportunities and benefits.
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A recent Huffington Post article shines a light on a rather surprising political battleground in many cities around the world — seemingly progressive residents going feral against change in their neighbourhoods. In Auckland we also have a few infamous examples. Like the February Auckland Council meeting on the Unitary Plan where young people desperate to be given a chance at affording a home were booed and jeered by wealthy homeowners. In many cities, it seems that people who are otherwise quite progressive behave very differently indeed when it comes to change in their own area. Back to the Huff Post article :. Rowdy public hearings are nothing new in city politics, of course.
The city moved 10, shelter residents from congregate shelter settings, which have multiple beds placed close together in open-plan rooms, to hotels across the city in recent months in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Instead, they will be placed in family shelters, where residents typically have separate apartments. Update : The agency confirmed that individuals in family shelters—about families— have been moved to accommodate the shelter residents from hotels.
You are now logged in. Forgot your password? Few political transformations have been more remarkable to witness than Ben Carson's constant ping-ponging on housing policy. The Housing and Urban Development HUD secretary can't seem to make up his mind about whether loosening restrictions on new housing development is a great idea the federal government should encourage or a left-wing plot to destroy the American Dream.