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Sep 10, 2013 | 1157 views | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Tenants at Pomonok Houses in Flushing are griping about the conversion of their parking spaces from free to paid. Here's some advice: stop squawking or move out.

Public housing projects shouldn't have parking spaces and tenants shouldn't own cars. The AAA says it costs about $4,000 a year to keep a car on the road in New York, regardless of its age, make or model. That includes gas, insurance, maintenance, repair, inspection and license renewal.

If you can afford this cost, you can afford to pay market rate rents and don't qualify for public housing. There are much more deserving tenants with lower incomes and no cars. Get rid of your cars and do what most New Yorkers do: take public transit, ride bikes or walk.

Sincerely,

Richard Reif

Flushing

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