Thursday, July 12, 2012

Agenda 21 Micro-Apartment Scheme Being Beta-Tested in NYC

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post

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 order to construct the first of many compact pack ‘em and stack ‘em housing models 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 with smaller living spaces will define the new class of poor and prepare 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 compete to get New Yorkers out of their large apartments and single-family houses and into a tiny space in order 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 homes skyrocket 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. Reduced 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, a 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 is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.

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Anonymous said...

A NYT article, "A Glimpse of a Mayor’s Baronial Side, at Home" gives us some idea of what Bloomberg thinks is appropriate for himself and other overlords.

His NY townhouse, which is furnished with luxuries such as a $1 mil. couch, is being added to by buying adjacent apartments for expansion. Didn't see the size of it, but he does have a second townhouse in London. Either one would be small compared to the Southhampton mansion of 22,000 square feet on 35 acres.

Naturally his air travel does not create any global warming, because billionaire's exhaust neither stinks nor pollutes.

Anonymous said...

New Law, Mayor and Family has to live in one while in power. No motel 6's, no Hilton's. It has to be wired to the state capital, so it has to be built ON the state capital grounds, where everyone else working for government lives in the same units.

Anonymous said...

No more embassy's.

Anonymous said...

I rather let the local public access station shoot music videos in the townhouses with the million dollar couches. lol The mayor belongs in the 6 foot jail cell. But that ain't apparently happening until the pensions get stolen.

James said...

I just saw this on the news the other day. A woman living in NY in one of those small apartments all in one room. She washed her dishes in the bathroom shower stall for one thing. I didn't see the whole news spot about it, but this has to be a part of the Agenda 21 programming to get people used to the idea of living in a small cramped space. It was on ABC world news at the end of the evening program.

Anonymous said...

Good news. Now you can fit 3 people into the micro apartment with Chinese Style "CAGE" quarters. YAY! I'm so glad we aren't allowed to have property under agenda 21, because property is after all HOPE! Hey Bloomberg, you're a d-bagger.

LadyRavenhaire said...

Why does nyc need to build more housing, when 25% of all housing units, including public housing units are vacant?

stevor said...

How about they use those for HOMELESS folks who lost their homes due to the POLITICIANS mismanaging (on purpose) the government?

Anonymous said...

They want us all in cages--just like monkeys. Will Bloomberg give up his mansion?

mike said...

We will all be monkeys in cages-Gott bless amerika

Anonymous said...

The same thing is being talked about in Va Beach... I thought maybe Va would be different, but I was wrong..

steve said...

I know what they really want. They want a big barn with "cubicles" for everybody to live in because they'd be CHEAP though they'd be dehumanizing (but that doesn't matter because it'd be the slaves/peasants/serfs who were relegated to live there)

Nemetron 2000 said...

"Another advantage to these... lets call them 'Dynamic Economically Valued Individual Living Structures' or D.E.V.I.L.S, would be that each room would be wired with a "flush n' clean" system that would allow the manager at the press of a button to instantly incinerate, sterilize, and redecorate any room in the complex. Should a tenant fall behind on their rent, they would run the risk of being incinerated and the ashes of them and all their belongings being sent down a chute located underneath the apartment's retractable floor to be promptly deposited in a dumpster in the back alley." - Anonymous Globalist Source


Don't think for one moment that ideas like that haven't crossed the minds of these sick sociopathic gremlins.

Jibreel Riley said...

I don't think you understand the NYC real estate market

Jibreel Riley said...

You know prewar units Already exist in NYC? I know it would be a lot of work to come down from Ruby Ridge and see how the rest of us are living. Has anyone every even been to NYC? You know how fast these would go? One think I would think y'all be for the free market. Do you think manhattan looks like your subdivision well think again because it's not. It's the mega city where people are moving to. These units might stave off gentrification in other neighborhood that would be a positive for all those whom live in the city... Do you live in a city?

Lowenstein said...

Slaves don't need more than a cage. After all they are just slaves.

We'll keep up the illusion of homeownership, but on a much smaller scale. Of course the property taxes won't be reduced!

Anonymous said...

I do not know why so much panic.Japanese are living in this way and have no problem with identity. It is time for Americans to grow up and give a new meaning to words modest, economically, appropriate... Big is old simbol of America: big car, big house, large pool, a big loan... Should not be ashamed of small - people have been brainwashed by bankers, they invented BIG American dream. 90% of humanity lives in very modest circumstances, in large cities and they are not unhappy. In the center of Paris there are small apartments - I have one (about 20m2), and youth from all over the world come to live there. Grow up and start to think about saving energy No one is forcing you to live in small flats. No matter how big houses have authors of this project,it is so nice idea to move cars from living space. Let the right for choice for those who do not have a problem with BIG.

Anonymous said...

This is sick. Any one observed the woman behind bloomberg? Seriously observe her for a while, just saying.

Anonymous said...

Sad thing is people are excited to pay ONLY $1500 per month for these pressure cookers. Mice & rats kill each other & their offspring when overcrowded. Man is the only species that voluntarily does this.

Anonymous said...

Yes, now that we're in obamaland of poverty we must adapt and adjust to what the government has planned for our future. Get off your cot, grab your third world market bag and walk a mile to the nearest food truck where you can present your government issued food ration card. It's important that we live in's only "fair". Like in other dictatorships, at least our rulers will enjoy comfort.

Lemsip said...

Americans might like big everything but that doesn't mean that they have to change to having everything micro like the urban Japanese who are smaller and slimmer anyway. How about medium sized instead.

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