Duchock t1_iz7fx5t wrote

Absolutely this. International Relations 101.

Edit: yes, it sucks sometimes that the consequences are often at the determent of locals, but it's a tradeoff. This particular example is not even a drop in the bucket for local impact, but something like housing owned as investment properties or tax shelters by foreigners which has no chance of serving the purpose of being housing is a bigger one.


Duchock t1_ivv9f1n wrote

I have experienced this for myself. Absolutely love it. These sidewalks are traditionally extremely crowded, especially when the theaters let out combined with construction making choke points, and the perpetual wallflowers.

Fewer cars in midtown is a win. Now we just need things worth walking to on 8th (read: please stop enabling my access to Wing Stop and Popeyes).