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New York mayor Bill de Blasio
under pressure over ´poor doors´

Independent [UK], by David Usborne

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 8/29/2014 1:09:20 AM

Pressure continues to mount on Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office less than a year ago on a promise to nudge New York City back towards its more egalitarian roots, to put an end to the so-called “poor doors” built into new residential buildings, which segregate rich owners from their not-so-rich renting neighbours. This will be the arrangement at 40 Riverside Boulevard, a new development on the Upper West Side which is part luxury apartments with price tags rising to $20 million, and part affordable housing units that will rent for as little as $850 a month.

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NYC law provides tax breaks for including affordable units within luxury developments, but understandably, the people buying $20 million condos with deluxe lobbies do not want to "share" those amenities with the low-income set who do not pay for the doorman, the concierge, etc. People demand the freedom to associate with whomever they please, but socialists naturally object (most likely while self-segregating in some other fashion).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/29/2014 6:13:17 AM     (No. 9985443)

The only people happy with the Communist de Blasio are the entitlement parasite crowd.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 8/29/2014 6:25:26 AM     (No. 9985452)

The White House already uses the "poor Door" for the Israeli Prime Minister.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mathman, 8/29/2014 7:02:54 AM     (No. 9985481)

You left out the Dalai Lama.
He had to come and go through the garbage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/29/2014 9:04:27 AM     (No. 9985648)

At least the maid should be able to get to work on time.

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