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War of the Roses [✜]

Apparently things got pretty heated at the Borough President's hearing for Rose Plaza.

Marty, to his credit, pushed the applicant to go beyond the bare minimum of 20% affordable housing. Their response was:

'There is no other waterfront project developed on private land that is required to provide more than 20 percent affordable housing,' said [Rose attorney Howard] Weiss.

Fair point (though I think Schaeffer Landing would meet Weiss's test). But on the other hand, the community has consistently advocated for more than 20%. Twice as much as 20%, in fact.