The MTA’s latest vote to raise subway and bus fares may be the final tipping point that forces the non-wealthy class out of Bushwick. With the neighborhood’s cost of living continually forcing out its less than bourgeois denizens, many are finding even the slightest additional charges to be a ball-busting nightmare to keep up with. Patton Deetz, a Bushwick resident for the past four years, expressed to us his fear of having to move away from the neighborhood that he calls home. “Sure, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but for those of us reduced to scrounging for change just to eat after our rent is paid, it’s definitely a problem. On top of that, my lease renewal just came in this week and my greedy ass landlord is trying to raise the rent again. If we can manage to convince him not to nub us out so he can rent the apartment out to people who are willing pay double what we do, then we might be okay, although it’s doubtful.”
“It looks like Bed-Stuy could be the next step, but even that might just be wishful thinking. Otherwise, I’ll be forced to move to Crown Heights.” The New York Times leaked the dismal news earlier today, leaving the penny pinchers of New York outraged. “On top of it, the L train is completely going to shit and now they’ve got our balls in a blender by making us pay more money for it. Does the MTA know what people pay to live off this line? Why aren’t we a priority?” Deetz added.
The fare, according to The New York Times, will raise from $2.50 to $10 per ride and from $30 to $50 for an unlimited weekly pass. The Burning Bush will provide additional updates as we learn more about this recent crisis.
Written by Nicole Benson