NYC Approves “Poor Door” for Apartment Building

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What year is this…1960?!

When we learned about a New York developer’s plan to create a separate entrance, or “poor door,” for low-income tenants last summer, we hoped it would not come to fruition.

But according to the New York Post, that plan is on its way to becoming a reality.

New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s proposal for 40 Riverside Boulevard “a luxury condo with a separate entrance for affordable-housing tenants” under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program application.

The program allows developers to build large properties and grants them tax breaks if they supply off- or on-site low-income housing.

Extell plans to have 219 luxury units overlooking the waterfront and 55 units facing the street.

Apparently “separate but equal” is making a comeback…