NYC Approves “Poor Door” for Apartment Building
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…