How the coastline became a place to put the poor

The article is describing how the housing projects in New York are built in areas near water and are at high risk for floods for example, what occured in Hurricane Sandy. These buildings are mostly occupied by the poor which are the most vulnerable population. This article is expressing how Robert Moses was the mastermind behind the construction of these buildings and how unsuccessful the entire operation was. What amazes me is that despite evidence that project buildings didnt work Mayor John Lindsay continued building low-income housing projects but in middle class neighborhoods instead. I feel like politicians keep repeating the same mistakes. They need to come up with ways to preserve the neighborhoods that are left in New York before we lose what New York is known for.

2 thoughts on “How the coastline became a place to put the poor

    1. Carolyn Post author

      The waterfront was used for factories and as a bumping ground. The new residents are upper middle class and upper class people.

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