A group trying to prevent a landlord from converting a Manhattan building into a home for adults with special needs was set back on Monday after a judge cleared the way for the project. (My apologies to the source of this item, but I’ve forgotten the origin.)
The St. Louis, at 310 W. 94th St., already has several single room tenants – some of whom have to share a bathroom and a kitchen. Their landlord, the Lantern Group, plans on renovating those apartments and adding 140 studios. Those would house low-income tenants and those with disabilities, including mental illness.
A group called Neighborhood in the Nineties launched a campaign to halt the project.
Oh no, not in their backyard. Which, by the way, is only a couple of blocks from where I live on the Upper West Side. In my book, NIMBY is always unacceptable. If neighbors are unhappy about a changed circumstance, let ‘em move!
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