Despite the many stories about New York’s unaffordable real estate, and the clamoring for Mayor Tall’s housing plan that’s supposed to come out on Thursday, you might hate reading and therefore aren’t aware of how bad our housing mess is. The Furman Center realizes this, so they’ve laid it out for you in a handy, depressing infographic that goes into numbers like 600,000 New Yorkers are severely rent-burdened, or how even a rookie firefighter and his substitute teacher bride can afford less than half of New York City’s housing stock. And yeah, we need firefighters and substitute teachers. So, look at these pictures, and either decide to feel powerless or start calling Mayor de Blasio’s office and tell him to release his damn housing plan already.
Step aside, Nate Silver! There’s a new authority on presidential polls in town: Seamless. The food delivery giant ran its own poll during the presidential debate Monday night to see whether lazy, hungry millenials prefer Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Or, at least, to see whose supporters were lazier, hungrier and more likely to order […]
Street names are underused form of public salute. Every once in a while we change one to celebrate a former mayor or something, but for the most part we’re stuck with boring old numbers and letters. Coney Island hot dog tycoons Nathan and Ida Handwerker got their own street earlier this summer. Bensonhurst Bean reports that the neighborhood […]
For a while there, Bushwick’s reputation as a Brooklyn neighborhood was mostly infamous, its personality largely reduced to reports of cultural appropriation and brutally unfunny SNL skits. But that game has tired, and so Bushwick has made it out of the (Heavy) woods of Brooklyn-mocking to reemerge in its pupal form as a hub for creativity and culture. A prime […]