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I called the 866 #. They wanted to send a technician to test my wiring and equipment to see if it would be compatible when they get around to upgrading. Said I'll wait until they upgrade.
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What I'd like to know now is what his vote was when his council decided to refuse people like us a building permit for other people's violations.
You can look at how lowrise JH/Elmhurst/Corona is a thick yellow ball of "highest" density, while places with towers, the waterfront at LIC and Williamsburg, are in lower density brackets. This is because the towers 1) tend to be more widely spaced out, 2) have a higher percentage of studio and 1 bedrooms, 3) are less likely to experience apartment overcrowding. Of course if the towers are packed right on top of each other like in Manhattan, they can get higher densities, but I think when the dust settles, we won't see population densities higher than the back 7.
This follows the stray off the subject: Our present zoning resolution was approved in 1961, with revisions since. The man responsible for many of these revisions, in particularly the areas of air rights and inclusionary zoning which allow areas to experience growth while maintaining their historical character, was Norman Marcus, who I was fortunate enough to have as a prof. He also helped save City Planning back when the Beame administration was considering canning it.
But the city is a dynamic thing. If one pines for a neighborhood (or population) to maintain a stasis ad infinitum then one is bound for disappointment. It's been changing rapidly since the days of Walt Whitman and will continue to do so. At times neighborhoods arrive at a place where a change in character will better the investments of present and potential property owners. LIC's industrial patrimony, as Brycellen rightly observed, has ebbed to the point where such a change is warranted. So the zoning resolution is amended to initiate change at the expense of the character of the hood.