An Old Story
In the opinions column of The Wave on December 18 of last year, someone wrote, "Let's not continue the charade. Rockaway has already begun to be impacted by the lack of housing sales. Some developers have begun to rent the empty units to Section 8 low income and homeless persons, destabilizing neighborhoods. By guiding (low income and houseless) to this community, they are creating de facto housing projects. Gaska said. These houses were built in the last two years, and they already look like they are 15 years old, Many of the residents don't have jobs. It is destabilizing the neighborhoods. We don't need any more of that in Rockaway."
If my memory holds, I believe that five or six years ago, in a letter to the newspaper entitled, "Stop the Housemania," someone else stated that "the time will come when the builders/owners can't sell their houses, they will pick up the telephone and……."Hello, City of New York, Department of Welfare???/I have 15 vacant units in Rockaway." Hey, you can't blame them, someone has to pay for the maintenance of those buildings"
As you see, The Wave is reporting old news. news that was foresaid and reported 5 or 6 years ago.