WNYC reporter Janet Babin breaks down the latest housing issues in the city, including today's news that the de Blasio administration is asking for more affordable housing units for the proposed development at the old Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She says Mayor de Blasio's ambitious goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing and his request to the Domino developers is sending a signal to developers that "we are going to name our price, and it's going to be enormous."
Plus: information on a lawsuit that alleges property taxes in New York City are discriminatory.
"The price of a 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan has become a form of birth control." -- caller Jessica.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 28, 2014