Closing Rikers will mean new or bigger jails in at least four neighborhoods. New York City already has 14 correctional Institutions besides those on the notorious Island. Most are barely noticed.
‘Now the nation faces an issue of preserved history through the debate over the removal of Confederate statues. My class decided that we should not minimize history but instead add another perspective.’
‘New York City, known as one of the cultural epicenters of the world, modernizes with the times, but often at the cost of smaller, community-based initiatives.’
The reality is that, no matter how streamlined its management nor how transparent its spending plans may be, NYCHA just does not have the resources it needs.