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End parking for public housing

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Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

New York City Housing Authority tenants are screaming about a hike in parking fees. Here’s some advice: Shut up and chill out. How do you qualify for public housing if you own a car?

Anyone who can afford to buy and maintain a car can afford market-rate rents and should not be eligible for taxpayer-supported housing, like Pomonok. Exceptions can be made for disabled tenants, but everyone else must use public transit, ride bikes or walk.

A car is an unnecessary luxury if the NYCHA is your landlord. Otherwise, what’s next: chauffeur-driven limousines?

Richard Reif

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