Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mazie would spit.

Manhattan anti-shelter NIMBYism in of all places Chelsea. Makes me think about Joe Mitchell's friend Mazie, though Chelsea wasn't her neighborhood. She worked long hours in the ticket booth at a movie theater on Park Row, near the foot of the island, and by day and night she looked after people who were hurt, one by one by one. The NIMBYs reportedly claim they're only against big shelters, not small ones, but basically it sounds like they're against any neighbor who doesn't come recommended, and they think money is a recommendation. Maybe they don't know what a city is supposed to be like.

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