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Title: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: liberlatino on July 22, 2017, 11:56:38 AM
What : ¿ Qué pasó, por qué no nos avisaron ni preguntaron ?

Alt Title :  What happened ? Why were we not advised nor asked ? A special town hall on gentrification spreading into Jackson Heights. This town hall will be facilitated in Spanish.

Date : Saturday, 29 July 2017

Time : 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Place : 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

RSVP : https://www.facebook.com/events/144396116115329/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/144396116115329/)
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: sl on July 22, 2017, 08:51:22 PM
Why only in Spanish?
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: dssjh on July 22, 2017, 11:41:49 PM
i'm sure there is room for one in Polish, Hindi or Punjabi as well if there was enough interest. perhaps you'd be interested in arranging one of those?
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: sl on July 23, 2017, 07:56:56 AM
This is America, it should be in English.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: lalochezia on July 23, 2017, 08:45:29 AM
Sl: So, you object to a private organization organizing a forum in which they  speak their own language?
 
I take it you've been camped out at the Met protesting the unAmerican opera performances in italian since 1880? Those guys must be the worst!

or at St. Pat's for the unAmerican Latin they use in their services? Even more traitorous.

Oh wait. They're white. Never mind.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: dssjh on July 23, 2017, 08:56:53 AM
well said, Lalochezia.

and, on a side note, it's tough to see why this is relevant to "sl," because his/her past posts note that he/she moved from Jackson Heights to Bayside back in the '90s because "it's nicer," and our neighborhood had become "too dirty" and "too ghetto."
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: Ms. Jackson on July 23, 2017, 11:11:43 AM
This is America, it should be whatever language you want.

This is America, it should be in English.

Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: Ed on July 24, 2017, 01:01:05 PM
This is America, it should be in English.
Don't you mean Quiripi-Unquachogue?
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: liberlatino on July 27, 2017, 12:32:38 PM
Tenemos la reunión informativa el sábado.

Por favor, confirme si se unirá con nosotros :  https://www.facebook.com/events/144396116115329/

Muchas gracias !
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: Jeffsayyes on July 27, 2017, 04:14:25 PM
sl, did you take history class? No official language in the United States.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: theplanesland on July 28, 2017, 08:33:51 AM
If I read this correctly, they are opposing building more housing in the neighborhood?

This is the worst kind of pull-up-the-ladder NIMBYism: we get to live here, but we want to make sure no more people can live here. No more places to live! All full. But of course that's what leads to people being driven out and prices going up.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: petster on July 28, 2017, 09:48:20 AM
Sorry, I'm not too clear on this. Who is opposing the building?
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: sl on July 28, 2017, 09:57:22 AM
sl, did you take history class? No official language in the United States.

Well, I never said it was the official language in the US.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: theplanesland on July 28, 2017, 11:04:28 AM
Sorry, I'm not too clear on this. Who is opposing the building?

The people running the town hall, the Queens Anti-Gentrification Project and Reform Queens for Economic Justice.

From their description: "¿Ha visto los edificios enormes que se están construyendo en la Avenida Roosevelt en Northern Boulevard y en los alrededores de Jackson Heights?
El reemplazar edificios pequeños con rascacielos tiene efectos en nuestros barrios, uno grave es el aumento de la renta y que no podemos pagarla. Esto no es justo."

They are basically saying that if we build any more housing, rents will go up and people will be forced out. But of course, if we don't build any more housing, rents will go up ... which is what's happening right now.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: dssjh on July 28, 2017, 02:53:14 PM
sl, did you take history class? No official language in the United States.

Well, I never said it was the official language in the US.

no, you said "This is America, it should be in English."

a dodge reminiscent of Orange Foolius at his finest.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: lalochezia on July 28, 2017, 03:12:12 PM
Quote
a dodge reminiscent of Orange Foolius at his finest.

I prefer "Mango Unchained", or simply "Twittler".
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: dssjh on July 28, 2017, 08:24:44 PM
again, i wish for a "like" button.
Title: Re: Town Hall in Spanish on Gentrification
Post by: sl on July 28, 2017, 08:28:47 PM
again, i wish for a "like" button.

Me too.