New York resembles an unfinished puzzle, one of those where some pieces (even if they belong there) do not seem to have an assigned home. They drift around, despite efforts to integrate them into the big picture. We think of them as the problem, denying that what is really failing is the arrangement of all other pieces.
Affordable housing in New York City seems to be the news topic of the day, but the issue is no news for New Yorkers. The city has already gone through critical experiences and history has shown how public intervention is crucial to managing affordability crisis.