The New York Post published an editorial by James Panero today exposing the most recent injurious welfare initiative for the Upper West Side. The latest attack by the social-service industry on the neighborhood in the forty-year-long “war” between West Siders and city officials, has, once again,

 

… zeroed in on the neighborhood’s SROs — buildings with “single-room occupancy” apartments. It aims to import and house the most destructive populations it can find — like people with both mental-health problems and drug dependency, a dual diagnosis known in the industry as MICA (for “mentally ill, chemically addicted”).

 

You can find the full text of this article here.  The article in the New York Post was adapted from James’s longer essay, “The Unending Battle for the Upper West Side,” published in the latest issue of City Journal.