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Mayor Bloomberg’s Agenda 21 Dorms for Empty Nesters Infowars.com July 9, 2012
Soviet era apartments are larger than Bloomberg’s ideal living space. New York’s anti-Big Gulp mayor Michael Bloomberg has devised a plan to cram cash-poor empty nesters into dorm-sized apartments on Manhattan no larger than 200 square feet, or about 20 by fifteen feet in size.
Sustainable development under the United Nations’ Agenda 21 calls for restricted housing space and the elimination of cars in favor of walking, bicycling (imagine that during a New York winter), and mass transit.
Because population density will grow and living space will shrink as the masses are herded into locked down cities, more and more people – primarily the cash-poor (call them what they will be: a new class of serfs) – will be obliged to live in smaller and smaller spaces.
A bevy of green codes will be instituted under the excuse of saving the earth – and preserving an off-limits Wildlands project (comprising 50% of the country). The new control freak rules will be mercilessly enforced by a globalist Gestapo answerable to a small cadre of international apparatchiks who will be appointed by the global elite and their “public-private partners” (or fascist) transnational corporations.
New York is not alone in the quest to diminish expectations (to match diminished job and career expectations) – San Francisco is working on a plan to “downsize” apartments to a meager 150 square feet, or the size of a large closet.
That’s a little more than twice the size of the average detention cell at Guantanamo. Apartment sizes in the former Soviet Union were spacious by comparison.
By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press NEW YORK July 9, 2012 (AP)
“Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday invited developers to propose ways to turn a Manhattan lot into an apartment building filled mostly with what officials are calling “micro-units” — dwellings complete with a bathroom, built-in kitchenette and enough space for a careful planner to use a fold-out bed as both sleeping space and living room.”
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Agenda 21 Micro-Apartment Scheme Being Beta-Tested in NYC
Susanne Posel Infowars.com July 12, 2012
The globalist design for micro-apartments is being championed by New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg. These “studio and one-bedroom apartments” will be no bigger than 275 to 300 sq ft. These tiny living spaces are smaller than currently allowed by building regulations, according to a statement by Bloomberg’s office; however the zoning regulations will be waived in over to construct the first of many compact pack ‘em and stack ‘em housing model in the city-owned area of Kips Bay.
The intention is to construct an area in NY that accommodates restricted housing space, eliminates car use in favor for walking and bicycling and promotes mass transit. Herding the expanding population into dense areas will smaller living spaces will instill the new class of poor and obligate their psychological transition toward accepting the Agenda 21 megacity concept .
According to the globalists at America 2050, “metropolitan regions will be an interlocking economic system, shared natural resources and ecosystems, and common transportation systems link these population centers together.”
Bloomberg stated: “Developing housing that matches how New Yorkers live today is critical to the city’s continued growth, future competitiveness and long-term economic success.”
Bloomberg has announced this “ New Housing Marketplace Plan ” with directives toward financing 165,000 units that are more affordable than anything on the current market. By 2014, these units are expected to be competing to get New Yorkers out of their large apartments and single-family houses and into a tiny space to maximize functionality in a clear move toward creating Agenda 21 megacities out of existing spaces.
David Bragdon, director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability asserts that: “New Yorkers can be better served by adapting the city’s apartment models to allow more efficient and sustainable homes. Today’s announcement is fulfillment of the pledge in PlaNYC, the Mayor’s long-term sustainability strategy, to update the City’s regulations to better accommodate the population and demographics of the future.”
PLaNYC 2030 is a scheme by Bloomberg, which was devised in 2007, to “prepare the city for one million more residents” to create housing in line with Agenda 21 policies in conjunction with “over 25 City agencies to work toward the vision of a greener, greater New York.”
The initiative includes transformation of hundreds of acres of land into “new parkland” and micro-sized units that are built adjacent to public transit systems. These plans will force New Yorkers out of their cars and into highly-dense areas where living space is severely limited in an effort to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions 13% below 2005 levels.”
A request made by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development states that the program called adAPT NYC is specifically aimed at the building of smaller homes in accommodation for the growing population in NY.
Robert K. Steel, deputy mayor for Economic Development stated: “Under Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership, New York City continues to be a magnet for talent from around the world and around the five boroughs, and with this new model for development of affordable housing, we will help ensure that New Yorkers have more options that meet their housing needs. This innovative public-private partnership will build on the Bloomberg Administration’s track record of leveraging private-sector expertise and resources to develop quality affordable housing.”
As one, two and three bedroom; as well as single-family homes sky-rocket in price in NY, these small apartments are being promoted. Seventy-five of the micro-sized units will include kitchens and bathrooms; however interior design will depend on affordability and innovative layouts that maximize space.
City planners of the future hope to have this concept spread across the nation; where young “urbanites” flock to smaller living spaces that are equal to dormitory-style living. Lowering prices will attract those on fixed incomes. Officials in Manhattan, who estimate that 46.3% of households consist of a single person, are marketing these micro-units for those who spend more time socializing outside the home.
Similar programs are slated for San Francisco where developers are currently seeking state approval for rentals as small as 150 sq ft. These apartments would be the size of a parking space . Under the guise of addressing the 42% of residents in San Francisco who live alone, Patrick Kennedy, developer who built the Berkeley bungalow, states that this maximization of space “meets the needs of that demographic.”
Scott Wiener, project supervisor, claims that under proposed legislation developers would be allowed to build units with just 150 square feet of living space. It would also require a separate kitchen, bathroom and closet for a total of 220 square feet.
“The tenement problem was big families in very small (spaces),” Bloomberg said. “We’re not talking about that. We’re talking about one or two people who want something they can afford, and they don’t entertain or need big space.”
Bloomberg’s officials assert that this is not a scheme to warehouse the poor in NY; however what else could it be?
Kerri White, housing advocate and director for the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board , claims that these living conditions are good and that “the general attitude toward space and how we use space is very different in New York City. People are used to living in smaller quarters.”
Susanne Posel’s post first appeared on her blog, Occupy Corporatism.
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