NYC Approves "Poor Door" Developer Request

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved a controversial request by Extell Development to create two separate entrances at its luxury condo building, 40 Riverside Boulevard – one for market rate tenants and another for affordable housing tenants. According to the New York Post, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer vowed to veto any future plans for developments with segregated entrances for market and affordable rate tenants.

What is a “Poor Door” and Why Is It Causing So Much Controversy? | Inhabitat NYC

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