‘Affordable’ Apartments That Helped Sell Big NYC Projects Have Yet to Materialize

The promise of more than 4,000 units of low- and middle-income housing was a significant selling point for two of the city’s largest new developments, Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn and Willets Point in Queens.  Today, they are moving forward, but the housing pieces have been pushed back for years behind other portions of the multibillion-dollar projects, as the boom-era visions are proving to be difficult to see through in a slowly recovering economy.  The delays have frustrated officials and given fuel to critics of the project, which went through a contested public approval process before the recession.

Wall Street Journal

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