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  1. mayhaps a mouse with a terminal diagnosis who has opted for assisted suicide
  2. it'd be more exciting if the pricing was $19-33 a plate
  3. Very late to the party but Peaky Blinders is an exciting ride.
  4. There’s a lot more to that story. And there are a myriad of “legal” ways to stop “undesirable “ cash buyers and interfere in a qualified prospective buyer’s ability to successfully obtain a mortgage or successfully close.
  5. Common lending practices have certainly extended the spirit of restrictive housing covenants into present times, in concert with discriminatory practices by realtors and brokers. Someday, I’ll tell you about the time I made a cash offer on a Queens coop where pretty much every shareholder had a mortgage and is or had been a civil servant. At the time I was an officer of a very fancy investment bank. My offer was accepted but my application never actually made it to their board. So much bad faith, especially by the broker. Their lawyer offered me options in other much nicer buildings he reppe
  6. Yes, the NJ and other Levittowns had race related restrictive covenants. In Shelley v. Kraemer, 334 U.S. 1 (1948),The Supreme Court ruled against racially restrictive covenants, and they were finally outlawed by the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. The Fair Housing Act has subsequently been expanded to include other underserved communities. However, many restrictive covenants are still on the books as local laws and in contracts. Some of the Levittown contracts had a bit of a loophole in that Levitt's contract promised that the Levitt Company wouldn't sell to non-whites, but in some
  7. the first rule of coop jail is no one talks about coop jail
  8. this is exactly how facist regimes fill their prisons
  9. I know this case. Judge Carter was often called upon to speak about it. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/nyregion/robert-l-carter-judge-and-desegregation-strategist-dies-at-94.html
  10. not always the case, but i'm glad you enjoy your privilege
  11. true. clearly in the end we don't want to have neighbors who don't want us as neighbors, but it sure limits choices about where to actually live.
  12. My dad (career Army) was turned away from Long Island Levittown, but I guess I should be thankful because he would have been serving overseas while our neighbors lit crosses on the lawn or worse. We were barred from living at Stuyvesant Town, any Trump buildings in Queens and Brooklyn, most Queens and Manhattan cooperative buildings. Unable to purchase in Levittown and similar planned communities. All he wanted was to settle his family in a safe community before going back overseas. In the end, we settled into a middle income public housing project in Queens, until he retired from the Army and
  13. Chief among Levitt methods of "preservation of property values" was the inclusion in the deeds of restrictive covenants to keep the communities segregated.
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