40 Riverside Boulevard Condo Plan For NYC Has Separate Entrances For Rich And Poor (VIDEO)

40 Riverside Boulevard Condo Plan For NYC Has Separate Entrances For Rich And Poor (VIDEO)

A New York City real estate developer is under fire for a condominium building plan that would see two separate entrances for residents: one for the low-income tenants, and another for the well-to-dos residing in the tower’s luxury pads.

The New York Post reports developer Extell is hoping that by building 55 affordable housing units at 40 Riverside Boulevard on the Upper West Side, the residential building will be able to secure millions in tax breaks and air rights.

But the proposed plan would shun lower-income tenants from the building’s Hudson River views and would mean a separate entrance away from the condo’s more well-off residents.

Local blog West Side Rag slammed the proposal as a “Poor Door” policy.

“This ‘separate but equal’ arrangement is abominable and has no place in the 21st century, let alone on the Upper West Side,” Assembly member Linda B. Rosenthal. “A mandatory affordable housing plan is not license to segregate lower-income tenants from those who are well-off. The developer must follow the spirit as well the letter of the law when building affordable housing, and this plan is clearly not what was intended by the community.”

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2 Responses to “40 Riverside Boulevard Condo Plan For NYC Has Separate Entrances For Rich And Poor (VIDEO)”
  1. Fury says:

    there are other buildings in manhattan where rich developers have had to include
    units that are lower in rental price in order to get approval and tax breaks.
    they don’t have this Jim Crow “Poor Door” policy.

    besides the segregated back door, what also is appalling is that what they consider to be the so-called “affordable residences” which includes a studio (one room) for $845
    (although n this area a $2500 studio is the norm).

    http://nypost.com/2013/08/18/upper-west-side-condo-has-separate-entrances-for-rich-and-poor/

    As Sugar Man (Sixto Rodriguez) said, “There’s no shame in being poor.”

  2. aceshigh123 says:

    Pure Wrongness…We are all the same inside.

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