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Ritzy Manhattan Building's 'Poor Door' Irks Critics

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 07:34 AM

By Cathy Burke

New York City has approved a developer's plan to include a "poor door" at a luxury apartment complex in a wealthy Manhattan neighborhood.

The New York Post reports Extell Development has gotten a green light from the city to build a separate entrance for affordable housing tenants, who make 60 percent or less of median income, in a 33-story condo on the Upper West Side.

The property will have 219 units, including 55 affordable units overlooking the street.
Tenants renting and buying apartments at market rate will have Hudson River views, the Post reports.

The entrance is part of the Inclusionary Housing Program application, under which developers can build larger projects if they also provide low-income housing, either on- or off-site.

Reaction to the "poor door" at 40 Riverside was swift – and angry, Newsweek reported.

ThinkProgress reported issues affecting low-income tenants in luxury buildings — which include not being allowed to use perks like the gym or pools — usually fall on people of color.

And New York Magazine mocked "poor door" as "[sparing] all the residents from the terrible awkwardness of regularly encountering people whose lifestyles differ from theirs, or something."

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer vowed to reject future developments with separate entrances, the Post reports.


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