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The Dirt Cheap NYC Apartments Secretly Handed Off Among Lesbians

A “low income” apartment building in New York City’s East Village might as well hang a “for lesbians only” sign out front, says one disgruntled (gay male) former district leader, who’s flabbergasted to see folks like Margarita Lopez (the former city councilwoman who earns $187,000/year as a Housing Authority board member) and Rosie Mendez (a current councilwoman) paying just $250 to live in the apartments rent-free. And while new tenants of the privately owned building — who must meet low income standards at the time of purchase to qualify — are supposed to be found “through a communitywide outreach program that will be nondiscriminatory,” according to contracts the residents sign, it’s basically an insider’s club where word-of-mouth availability moves units. Which means they’re handed off from one selfish lesbian to the next! [NYP]

By:           JD
On:           Nov 1, 2010
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  • 13 Comments
    • roger ramjet
      roger ramjet

      Hell, for cheap rent like that, I’ll eat some snatch!

      Nov 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Saywhatnow?
      Saywhatnow?

      Good for those lesbians. This story is stupid.

      Nov 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      So the gay guy thinks the problem is that they’re lesbians?

      Nov 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW
      JAW

      Damn… Sounds like it would make a great plot for a TV Show… perhaps a couple guys dress up in drag… and try to get one of the cheap apartments… Could be funny, esp. if the guys “pretended” to be straight

      ;-)

      Nov 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • A.
      A.

      i miss bosom buddies…

      why do they need to be straight again?
      gay men pretending to be lesbians might be fun

      Nov 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • roger ramjet
      roger ramjet

      @A.: Eeewww! What gay man could possibly play a lesbian convincingly?

      Nov 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      @roger ramjet:

      Justin Bieber!

      Nov 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Would be more funny if it were straight people being discriminated against for their sexual orientation.

      Nov 1, 2010 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      I don’t know if i believe this story. Even if true, how is this different than womens bars?

      Nov 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justin N
      Justin N

      What blatantly sexist article! What gives?

      Really. Why not let the issue be the alleged corruption and nepotism? MUST it have devolved into a finger-pointing at “those selfish lesbians”?

      Jeez. And, it’s friggin’ 2010, already… Evolve.

      Such gratuitous use of the word “lesbian” as some sort of slur is not just enormously stupid, it’s enormously vile.

      Nov 2, 2010 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      Yep, sounds like an American city to me, except scratch the lesbian angle and add everybody. Connections, baby, life in the city. Deal.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andro
      Andro

      It’s us womens’ way of helping each other to the top. We stopped begging and now we’re winning some games. You go girls!

      Consider how many US presidents and corporate CEOs hail from old boys’ clubs such as the Skull and Bones (2 George Bushes) and I’d say we women need to have our own clubs too. The bigger the better.

      Nov 3, 2010 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • leo rodriguez
      leo rodriguez

      Cheap apartments are for anyone but this guy looks like a wierdo, apartments – cheap apartments big selection of cheap apartments

      Nov 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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