July 17, 2018

NYC Still Sucks

A follwup to last year's episode "NYC Sucks," which was about how New York City had seemingly lost some of its magic. Now there's a long piece in Harper's by Kevin Baker discussing how the city is being gutted by the ultra-wealthy (https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the-death-of-new-york-city-gentrification/). Baker's piece describes skyrocketing residential and commercial rents, the destruction of public spaces, and the ensconcement of the mega-rich in their own private castles.

Isaac and Charles compare NYC's circumstances to that of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and Isaac suggests a mayoral campaign based on an explicitly anti-homeless message.

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