New York Mayor Says Luxury Homeless Shelter Residents Shouldn't Get Too Cozy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Daily News that the residents of the swanky failed-condo-turned-homeless-shelter shouldn’t get too comfortable. They’ll need to move on.

From the Daily News:

“We’re not going to let people just sit there. This is a transition thing. We want to move them out,” Bloomberg said Friday. “And if they say, ‘Oh, I love this here, I don’t want to try something else,’ I’m sorry, that’s not the whole intent here.”

He went on to say that the fact that the condos ended up as a shelter says something about the market in NYC.

It tells you about the market,” he said.

“Somebody built the building. They couldn’t rent it. So they rented it to us for our standard thing.”

The condos were originally supposed to fetch $350,000 a piece, and feature marble baths, granite countertops, etc.

Mayor Bloomberg to homeless: Don’t get too comfy in luxury condos … you gotta get out soon [Daily News]
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