November 8, 2022
Let’s be clear, Paul Chicago Williams and Ben Princeton Thypin: the criticism about transients is aimed directly at you two vultures and your toxic yimby cult but not at anyone else.
Certainly not at any other transients, which comprise the literal millions of people who have indeed moved to New York City in the last half century.
Those New Yorkers never complained about the best city in the world the way you two entitled brats do.
That’s the difference between those transients and you: they’re not predators but you both are.
No one is stupid here.
I was born and grew up in Manhattan: as a “downwardly mobile gentrifier😤🍼😫” (and apparent race traitor), I am myself a transient to Queens.
But I don’t complain about Queens. I never have.
Rather I am madly in love with, and ever inspired, by Queens; moving to the Borough of Enchantment decades ago changed my life and my very heart. I can’t even begin to relate to hating my immediate environment, and all the people in it, the way you yimbys do.
You, Paul and Ben, are the ones who seem to hate the cities and neighborhoods to where you move: you hate the history and architectural beauty of your new, and continually rotating, homes.
Unlike working class New York renters, metro area yimbys change homes frequently, sometimes annually, moving early and often: commitment-free living; housing as tapas.
And since you feel nothing for the areas in which you temporarily reside, you proceed to take issue with current long term residents, like they’re unfit, to the point where you put the word “community” in quotation marks to make a cruel and obvious attempt to discredit the other humans who are forced to share oxygen with you, as if those people shouldn’t exist.
Which is ironic, amirite?
You yimbys howl that your new neighbors don’t want new neighbors while you yourself are, in fact, a new neighbor: you somehow made it through the cracks!
So then why do you, new neighbor, hate the old neighbors so much? Why do you all consistently have such issues with all your neighbors and their community?
Why do you yimbys hate everyone who isn’t exactly like you?
Why can’t you conceptualize how unlikable, how inhumane and predatory, your very actions and words are?
There’s a reason why there’s only one yimby “group” in NYC: Open New York was founded and funded by you, steel heir Ben Carlos Thypin, and yet it, along with the yimby movement in this city, remain as roundly unpopular as ever.
Because all New Yorkers, native and transient alike, aren’t dumb.
We don’t buy your act.
We see you, predatory yimbys: we see you, predatory transients.
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