Working in real estate & an advocate for affordable housing

Chelsea, Hudson Yards & Hell’s Kitchen, New York
I am enjoying my new career in real estate and public affairs consulting. Though I do love working with clients in finding their dream homes- luxury condo, coops and rentals. I do also help clients on a strict budget find a home as affordable as possible. I am still an enormous advocate for affordable housing for all New Yorkers. New York City’s strength and character is its diversity of people and ideas. We can’t lose that.

This article was published when I served on Manhattan’s Community Board #4,prior to working for former NYC Council Speaker Christine C Quinn.

Amazing how much has changed around the Highline. I am a huge fan of the Highline. But like all things NYC, not everyone is happy. Luxury housing has increased greatly in Chelsea and the west side as a result of the success of the High Line, new schools and low crime.

“We need housing for all the people — for working people and artists — not just Wall St. investment bankers,” said Tony Simone, a Community Board 4 member. “We want a West Side renaissance, not a real estate dream,” he added.

Mayor de Blasio’s announced his affordable housing plan in his State of the City this past week, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Here are some of the details:

Photo Credit: A view of the High Line from Related’s Abington House at 500 W. 30th St. Photo courtesy Related Companies

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