Bill de Blasio Official Calls Eliot Spitzer Housing Development ‘Offensive’



Rendering of 420 Kent Avenue.
Rendering of 420 Kent Avenue.

A de Blasio administration official said Tuesday that an Eliot Spitzer-spearheaded housing development is “offensive”—and called into question whether the former Democratic governor is really a progressive.

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“Elliot [sic] Spitzer is planning to build an 856 unit mega development along the waterfront just south of the Williamsburg Bridge—and with just 20 percent affordable apartments. We need and deserve more affordable housing!” Lincoln Restler, a senior policy adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote on Facebook today.

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