This time it's for the "Homeless" — But, more is coming from the developers for other categories of "low & middle income" folks
Citizens from Bay Ridge and other areas, who make up the backbone of the conservative Republican support for State Senator Martin Golden, are about to get a series of knives in the back from “their” state senator — “ The [de Blasio] plan calls for about 7,500 newly constructed apartment buildings and 7,500 “scattered site units.” — Republican-Conservative State Senator Martin Golden (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Marine Park) promises “... to develop even more...”
For some very ulterior reasons Golden looks like he has completely signed onto to a lot of low-income housing for Southwest Brooklyn — Marty Golden’s newest allies call local communities and local planning boards “... pains in the ass...” for their opposition to all or parts of the plan
By now, most of you have heard about Republican-Conservative State Senator Martin Golden’s appearance with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday; or seen State Senator Golden’s beaming visage next NYC’s Mayor on the local news broadcasts ( See e.g., “Mayor de Blasio announces $2.6B supportive housing plan for NYC – without support of state” by Erin Durkin, 11/18/15, NY Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mayor-de-blasio-announces-2-6b-supportive-housing-plan-article-1.2439827}).
GOLDEN SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR DE BLASIO’S $2.6 BILLION HOMELESS PLANAccording to the report in the Daily News — “.... Asked about the breakdown of talks with the state, de Blasio suggested his rival, Gov. Cuomo, was to blame — saying both houses of the Legislature have shown “extraordinary” support.... ‘It’s rare, this level of agreement within the Senate, within the Assembly,’ said de Blasio, who was flanked by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) in addition to Democratic pols. ‘I don’t want to speak for anyone else, in terms of how they make their decisions. I think we’re seeing a lot of leadership from the Legislature.’...”
Here’s how the NY Observer dealt with Marty Golden’s support of the mayors’s homeless housing plan: “.... Mr. de Blasio was joined by Republican State Senator Martin Golden, who praised Mr. de Blasio and called for the creation of more supportive housing, and the mayor argued that showed there was bipartisan support in the Legislature—implying that the holdup was with the governor....” ( See “City Moves Forward Without the State to Build Housing for the Homeless, by Jillian Jorgensen, 11/18/15, Observer/News [http://observer.com/2015/11/city-moves-forward-without-the-state-to-build-housing-for-the-homeless/]).
According to the Observer report — “.... The plan calls for about 7,500 newly constructed apartment buildings and 7,500 “scattered site units.”
A report in “J*P Updates” characterized Republican State Senator Golden’s support of Mayor di Blasio’s homeless housing plan as being “...in de Blasio’s corner...” The J*P Update’s article said that “... [a]mong those in de Blasio’s corner were Sen. Martin Golden and Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights), who commended his efforts in cleaning up the streets.... ‘Supportive housing will be an effective long-term solution to our growing homeless problem, providing an environment in which we can deal with the homeless with dignity, respect and care.’...” ( See “De Blasio Fights NYC Homelessness with 15,000 Housing Support Units
by Ryan Haas, 11/18/15, J*P Updates [http://jpupdates.com/2015/11/18/de-blasio-fights-nyc-homelessness-with-15000-housing-support-units/]).