ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

Hat tip Dirty Billy

NYC is the land of the hypocritical where mega-corporation developers get huge tax breaks for lowering themselves by providing low income rental units in their palatial skyscrapers and then segregate the lowly dregs and plebs from the elite. These buildings are occupied by liberals, Wall Streeters, and various other oligarchs who pretend to care about the poor, while not wanting to actually see them or smell them. I love the quote from a douchebag Toll Brothers asshole that pretty much captures the hypocrisy of the ruling elite. 

Via The Gawker

 

NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People

NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People

It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City’s income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing.

Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the luxury complex’s 219 units would be marked for low-income renters—netting some valuable tax breaks for Extell—with the caveat that the less fortunate tenants would stick to their own entrance.

The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s Inclusionary Housing Program application for the 33-story tower this week, the New York Post reports. The status grants Extell the aforementioned tax breaks and the right to construct a larger building than would ordinarily be allowed. According to the Daily Mail, affordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a “back alley.”

Any of the unwashed folk who complain about such a convenient arrangement, of course, are just being ungrateful. As the Mail points out, fellow poor-door developer David Von Spreckelsen explained as much last year:

“No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations,” said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. “So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood.”

In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair.

26 thoughts on “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS”

  1. Just had a long chat with a Jewish neighbor this am. He owned an apartment building on Manhattan’s lower east side in a prime neighborhood, and he GAVE IT AWAY to a Jewish charity. I asked about the building because several years ago, he told me Donald Trump was sniffing around to buy the property.

    Why the giveaway? He told me that he couldn’t stand dealing with NYC’s power elite and mentioned Michael Bloomberg specifically. Said that he looked into selling the building but that would have involved legal fees running into the millions just to grease the skids for a sale. And the NYC real estate moguls he met who were interested in buying were “people in Bloomberg’s circle who lived in a very close-knit power collective” that made him feel extremely uncomfortable. “I don’t fit in at all with those people,” were his words.

    This from a very, VERY wealthy Jew born and raised in NYC!!!! I know it’s an anecdotal story, but it is very telling on the fraying social fabric in America, particularly in power centers like NYC.

     
  2. Unfuckingbelievable – thats a word. Come collapse, how long do you think it will take the downtrodden smelly types in the lower units to comprehend fire climbs?

     
  3. If they don’t like using the back door, I know where there’s a great Section 8 Building on the Jersey Shore.

     
  4. Wow… just… wow.

    No WAY could I let this one go by… in fact, I had to go and ponder just how to approach it…

    The hypocrisy of this just drips off the entire article, from ALL sides…

    1. The article was originally about class. “Rich” vs “poor”
    2. Somehow, it got turned into “Black” vs “White”.

    I’m gonna leave that alone for the moment, and say this…

    When “the Diversity” moves into a neighborhood – usually thanks to Sekshun 8 – most of the whites grumble. When the percentage of Diversity rises, the whites start moving out. Usually, fleeing to all-white enclaves. By the time the Diversity reaches critical mass, the white exodus is going full steam. It’s pretty much all whites – Libtard, Neocon-fuck, Demotard, Republicrap, EVERYONE is fleeing to wherever they think is best. Some choose all-white gated communities with walls around them and send their kids to all-white private schools. Others choose all-white suburban neighborhoods where The Diversity hasn’t encroached yet and send their kids to mostly-white public schools…

    Then, when someone dares to say out loud what every single one of those douchebags did in real life, those who speak their minds are hooted down as Evil Raaaycissts!

    Take these rich assholes. They decided to build a bigass building for them and their rich buddies. If they allowed The Diversity to live there too – thanks to Da Gubbermint rigging the system – they could make it a bigger building than would otherwise be allowed. But, since everyone doesn’t want to live around The Diversity, they make a separate entrance for them and designate which floors The Diversity can live on…

    RAAAYCISS! Everyone shouts… CLASSIST! Everyone shouts…

    BULLSHIT! says I…

    What the hell is the difference between what these rich assholes did vs. what all the white Libtard (and other hypocrite douchbags) did? The only difference is scale. Where whites fled to all-white walled enclaves and all-white neighborhoods that are all spread out, these assholes chose to build a building for themselves and concentrate the all-whiteness in one place…

    That they even gave The Diversity any thought whatsoever is astounding. Of course, since altruism is largely the province of Mother Theresa, etc, these assholes only included The Diversity so they could build a bigger building.

    The Diversity should be happy as hell they even GET TO LIVE in such a building, that SOMEONE ELSE is building and the rent for The Diversity is being paid BY SOMEONE ELSE.

    Gift horse much? Overblown sense of entitlement much?

    If my whole existence depended on the Free Shit given to me, paid for by other people, I would be GRATEFUL for what I fucking got…. not bitch that it wasn’t nice enough, or that the door leading to my FREE HOUSING wasn’t the same as the door as the people who paid shattering amounts of their own money to live there…

    The nerve of these fuckers…

    The only honest person in the whole damn thing is that Von Spreckelsen guy. He’s just straight up: “Hey, they should be lucky we included them at all.”

    I suppose honesty is just too much for the Free Shitters and hypocritical, self-righteous fuckers… they’re fine with themselves living in all-white fortresses, their spawn going to private schools, but hey – DON’T YOU DARE TRY THAT SHIT YOURSELF! THE DIVERSITY IS GOOD! WE DON’T LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THE DIVERSITY, BUT THAT WON’T STOP US FROM TELLING YOU THAT YOU SHOULD!

    Hypocritical fucks…

     
  5. They should have another special doorway for homeless people to sleep in. It wouldn’t even have to have a door. It could just be an alcove somewhere away from where the elites enter the building. That way Mrs. Gotrocks wouldn’t have to smell them or complain to the doorman.

     
  6. Interesting story SSS. Gotta say, I’m feeling megadoses of schadenfreude over that one. When the very wealthy NY Jew apartment-building-owner is uncomfortable with how damn exclusionary and self-serving the elite-NY-cronie-thieves cabal is, well…. I’m a bit curious of whether the same person was ever on the other side of the equation. Though I hope he was not.

     
  7. Any of you all ever seen what happens to a Sekshun 8 Paradise when the tenants are finally forcibly ejected by the Sheriff’s Office?

    I had a friend who was the maintenance guy for a bunch of “townhomes”. The place was sold and New Management flipped about half the units over to Sekshun 8.

    When the freeloading fucks are finally kicked out, usually after a lengthy court battle involving shit like drug dealing, violence, failure to comply to all sorts of shit, etc, this guy had to go in and assess the damage.

    EVERY TIME, he told me, the Free Shitters destroyed the place. Not just “dirty”… all manner of infestation – cockroaches, bedbugs, etc. Human feces smeared on the walls. Fixtures like sinks and toilets physically torn out. Copper piping torn out. Copper wiring torn out. Holes in the walls – and not little ones. All manner of rotting food, used diapers, drug paraphernalia… strange “stains” in the carpeting. Missing light fixtures, etc…

    The places would have to be gutted, then new drywall, new pipes, fixtures, wiring, new paint, new carpeting, fumigated for the bug infestation… once he found evidence of a meth lab and HAZMAT had to be called to remove it…

    The thing is, all these apartments going to the Free Shitters? How long till the Free Shitters destroy them?

    I got dibs on at least one meth lab explosion within the first year…

     
  8. to billy’s point about section 8, a long time ago i lived in a nice neighborhood in philly. all white and asian. well what do you know, the city decides you can’t have that, so a beautiful townhouse across the street was turned into free housing, you know for black folks. it wasn’t long before i would be woken up in the middle of the night hearing screaming. i had the pleasure of witnessing a charming standoff between two gibmedats at 3 in the morning. she had a brick, he had a knife. “DON’T DO IT, I CUT YOU BITCH!” blah blah blah. well the cops came before anything happened. 6 months or so later the building had to be gutted as it had become an unlivable shithole. ah, those were the days.

     
  9. why is Darwins survival of the fittest taught in school ,but ignored in real life ? negroes are not very smart , just look around you . a very high percentage cant even figure out how to wear pants lol .
    they in general cannot even comprehend virtually anything unless they have mixed blood which will throw the resulting progeny about 50000 years ahead of their current intellectual development .
    And this is anyone responsibility how? don’t give me the slavery crap ,they still have slaves in Africa lol .they are a anomaly with regards to development as in they never developed the wheel/or written language to just name a few . White men cant jump? black men cant think !!!

     
  10. “Interesting story SSS. Gotta say ….. When the very wealthy NY Jew apartment-building-owner is uncomfortable with how damn exclusionary and self-serving the elite-NY-cronie-thieves cabal is, well…. I’m a bit curious of whether the same person was ever on the other side of the equation. Though I hope he was not.”
    —-Snick

    He was not. He’s the son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe (don’t know the country or whether his folks came here before or after WWII; probably before since both died recently in their late 80s).

    He built his initial wealth from a partnership on the NYC apartment building and bought out his partners. Then he bailed out of the city many years ago and started a successful home construction business in …….. Mexico. Ergo, his longtime location in Arizona.

    He’s a bit of an odd duck, but extremely smart and savvy. And not at all flashy with his wealth. Drives a Honda Accord. He seems extremely comfortable with people like, well, me.

    Does that answer your curiosity, Snick?

     
  11. The other irony to the whole story is that (IMO and that of many house builders with whom I’ve spoken) Toll Brothers builds a completely shitty, piece of crap house, a giant turd with four walls and a roof that will start falling apart within ten years of construction. With any luck they’ll build the same sort of crap for the wold be eloi buying into that building.

     
  12. For fuck sake – this goes on everywhere. It is impossible to get the elevator to the upper floors in a lot of buildings and hotels, unless you are staying up there. There are lots of separate entrances for the “elite”. When I fly overseas, I do not even get a whiff of, much less the sight of, those flying cattle class. It is amazing how the airlines accomplish that feat.

    If you have the money, you can get whatever money can buy. Privacy and seclusion is one of those things.

    It is how it is.

     
  13. llpoh,

    Brother, for once you and me are in agreement…

    When I was doing the PSD gig in Europe, our Principal – the guy we were protecting – was pretty high up on the food chain. Flag rank. Not part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but within sight of it. He even rated his own Ambassador as an adviser.

    Anyways, he rated a G4. Yep, an honest to Gawd Gulfstream 4 (the 5’s hadn’t come out yet. Or if they did, they hadn’t replaced his yet). When he went anywhere, he stayed in the best 5 star hotels. Of course, as his protective detail, we got to stay in the same hotels and fly in the G4. His ride was an armored Mercedes. Ours? Not so nice, but still – Audi A8’s and VW Passats – police package with all the upgrades as chase cars. Our rooms were not as nice as the suite he had, but MAN ALIVE! The elites live NICE!! (This is where I began my love affair with Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee… The Boss rated his own chef, and that’s the only coffee he ever drank. It spoiled me. Folgers tastes like piss compared to JBM, but at over $100 for a 5 pound bag, no way can I afford it…)

    Some of the more interesting things I learned, I learned from our opposite numbers – the protective details of the various folks we encountered along the way. The guys who protected various Heads of state. Royals. Movers-and-shakers of all kinds. Thing is, us bullet catchers were damn near invisible. Or at least ignored. If you were doing your job correctly, nobody really knew you were there. Which means all of us were witness to some pretty incredible things…

    Meeting the son of Field Marshal Rommel was a high point. He was the Mayor of Stuttgart at the time… nice guy. Very, very polished.

     
  14. llpoh

    Everyone knows the rich live differently. But there are rich people, and then there are rich “owners.” And you’re not an owner.

    Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon don’t give a fuck about you. Whether or not you’re a Native American, an Ivy League grad, or successful business owner doesn’t mean shit to those people.

    Same goes for their progressive political compatriots in DC. The dickhead politicians use their political power to bend the TBTF rich corporate executives to their will (and get rich while in office and after), and the TBTF corporate executives get even richer by complying. It not only works for banks, it works for companies like Boeing.

    But it doesn’t work for wealthy people like you. It may take a bit longer, but you’re gonna get fucked just like everyone else who’s not in the corrupt circle of power.

     
  15. “For fuck sake – this goes on everywhere. It is impossible to get the elevator to the upper floors in a lot of buildings and hotels, unless you are staying up there. There are lots of separate entrances for the “elite”. When I fly overseas, I do not even get a whiff of, much less the sight of, those flying cattle class. It is amazing how the airlines accomplish that feat.
    If you have the money, you can get whatever money can buy. Privacy and seclusion is one of those things.
    It is how it is.” -LLPOH
    Lot of Normalcy Bias in this post.
    First off, the Upper Floors of Skyscrapers and Hotels are not going to be very pleasant locations when the power goes out to run the Elevators or pump up the water to Flush the Toilets.  LOL.
    Second, when Cattle Class passengers can’t afford the tickets for Cattle Class, the prices for Pigman Class will skyrocket so high the average Pigman can’t afford them.  There are not enough Pigmen to fill a Boeing 707, much less an Airbus.  So if you don’t have your own Gulfstream V, you are basically SOL here, the big commercial jets will simply stop flying.
    Far as the .01% flying the Gulfstreams go, when the commercial jets stop flying, the maintenance on the runways stops too, so good luck with landing your Gulfstream V on a pothole filled runway.  Also good luck getting Refueled, since without the commercial jets flying, there are no economies of scale to keep jet fuel moving to the airport to begin with.
    Flying First Class is great, love the wine list, but this is an artifact of a larger system on its way to the Great Beyond.  LLPOH seems to be incapable of understanding this fact of life.
    RE

     
  16. RE – you keep saying it. So far you are oh for thousands. Another swing, another miss. Attaboy. What has it been, four years? I am still waiting for return to hunter gathering. Yep, Any day now it will happen.

    There will always be folks on top. Always has been. Always will br
    No matter what system is in play that will be the case.

     
  17. Billy it happened in my white flight community last year. A failed ghetto school system(because of the law) bussed students to our suburban schools. The whites who had fled that crap spoke up and were branded racists. The commie administrators said all the right things but politicians changed the law. Now everything is back to normal.

    All I want to say to the Diversity Crew is if you love diversity so much bus your kids to the ghetto. I didn`t think so.

     
  18. SSS said: “Everyone knows the rich live differently. But there are rich people, and then there are rich “owners.” And you’re not an owner. *** But it doesn’t work for wealthy people like you. It may take a bit longer, but you’re gonna get fucked just like everyone else who’s not in the corrupt circle of power. ”

    Truer words rarely spoken. If you’re reading TBP, you’re not nearly rich enough to be in the not-getting-fucked-over circle.

     
  19. “There will always be folks on top. Always has been. Always will br
    No matter what system is in play that will be the case. ” LLPOH.

    Perhaps there will be, that isn’t the argument being made here.

    The point is that even if you are on top, you won’t be any higher than 6 stories up if you want water to flush your toilets.

    Nor if you are on top will you be flying First Class on Commercial Airlines, or if REALLY on Top in the current meme, flying in your own Gulfstream V Private Jet.

    Old Saudi Saying:

    “My father rode a camel. I drive a car. My son flies a jet airplane. His son will ride a camel.”

    Patience Grasshopper. We’re getting there.

    RE

     

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