Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fire Update - Subhed Housing

The insurance company housing locator people found me an apartment on 197th street and Valentine Avenue in the Bronx.  This is what the Village Voice has to say about that:

"That same year, on the crooked four-block-long stretch of Valentine Avenue from Kingsbridge Road to 198th Street, the NYPD set up road blocks and floodlights as part of its Model Block Initiative, which sought to purge dealers from the area, and organize residents to keep them out. Despite a temporary respite for residents, dealers simply moved off the block for awhile, then moved back. Community organizing under police auspices collapsed beneath constant intimidation from drug crews."

This is what they call "equivalent" housing?

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