How the coastline became a place to put the poor

This article explains some of the problems that were caused by urban housing projects. Places like Rockway and Coney Island public hosing was build according to Robert Moses he wanted to clean up the city. In order to do so he began constructing high rise building and placing low income families in them, these buildings housed mainly African American, and Puerto Rican families. These building are located typical on the edge of the borough for the reason that the property was cheap. During hurricane sandy some of my friends who lived in far rockway had great trouble getting out of far rockway, no one felt safe at that time not just because a hurricane was approaching but also from their community.