The issue-oriented campaign, especially the detailed plan to build 2,000 housing units in the district, has surprised many outside observers, but has also come as a breath of fresh air to members of our community, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for State Assembly stated on Monday.
The ‘My plan’ booklet that was distributed in the district over the past few week, has first and foremost brought awareness to a crisis that existed for years but was never coherently addressed . The plan contains an illustration that shows how one of the areas of focus consists of five to six full square blocks covering the railroad that is located on 61st and 62nd Streets, running between 8th and 13th Avenues. The area covered by the railroad is controlled by the MTA. Under the plan, the community would purchase the air rights above the railroad and build platforms to hold the newly constructed buildings.
Over the past few days several members of our community have pushed back against the plan, essentially suggesting giving up hope and throwing in the towel on the possibility of building significant new housing in Borough Park and Midwood. Their statements are equivalent to the statement, “We are unable to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we” (Parshes Shelach). Moreover, their statements are the result of their not understanding the housing proposals set forth in “My Plan.”
But voters are smarter and more receptive to the message of change; the movement that has begun will not surrender to the cynical arguments of the past. The stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.
“Our plan to build more housing in the community is realistic and doable. Our plan will bring relief to our community and create more jobs that is so needed in our community,” said State Assembly candidate R’ Nachman Caller. “With determination and devotion, along with the support of voters in our community, I am confident that we will overcome the cynics, defy the skeptics and deliver our community their fair share of housing and jobs.”
Download ‘My Plan’ at http://caller2014.com.
R’ Nachman Caller is running on the Republican Party line and on the ‘Housing and Jobs’ Party line in the 48th Assembly District, which includes the neighborhoods of Borough Park and Midwood