Kingsbridge development draws attention to alleged pay inequities

December 10, 2009 09:28AM

The recent debate at the potential Kingsbridge Armory development in the Bronx has shed new light on what some consider a living wage debate in New York City, WNYC reported. Opponents of the city-backed project want a guarantee that workers there will be paid more than minimum wage, a concession that some say may hamper the development. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz has been particularly outspoken on the region’s pay laws, which he says are ineffective. “We are sick and tired of leading the nation as the number one county in poverty rates,” Diaz said. “Bronxites have been seeing development all over the place and they’re seeing the people who are making a profit, people who are making a good living from developing, don’t live in this borough.”

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