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Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents

Business  (tags: Housing, New York City, Poverty, Rent )

- 1767 days ago -
A luxury condo building on New York City's Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a "poor door," for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.


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Wilde Thange (10)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 3:07 pm
That is meant to protect the poor from the vampire rich who otherwise are likely to rob them blind in which case they would have trouble even finding the door to go in and out of.

Connie O (45)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 3:36 pm
I am glad I don't live there.

Animae C (508)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 4:15 pm
So sad that this can happen!

Thanx Judy

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 5:07 pm
Simply disgusting.

Julie E (405)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 6:55 pm
Great! A slap in the face to poor people. How poor is poor? Here is a word we don't hear very often, segregation. That's exactly what's happening! Discrimination! This should be against the law! I can hear the rich heckling and staring down the poor like they are nobodies! Grrrr! Okay, on the other hand after getting ticked off and calming down a bit, if this gives everyone somewhere to live, gets them off of the streets, hm, well I would need to know more about this. Door one or door two, gee, I still don't like it! - submit julie...

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:58 am
Just not right!

Emma S (239)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:00 am
Shaming. Thanks, Judy.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:09 am
Thank you

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 12:33 pm
ummmmm !!!!!!!

Donna G (42)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:17 pm
I just read the article. Did you see that the median Manhattan apartment is going for $3,247 a month? That is more than what my total monthly income. About a thousand dollars more.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 2:49 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:12 pm
I went ahead and signed a Care2 petition but I'm not so sure this isn't a good idea. Anyone living in the "poor" part of the building will have a constant reminder of what the 1% REALLY think of them, and it might make them mad enough to vote Democratic. Sometimes, if the truth hurts, it leads to action (But I also love Wild Thang's explanation LOL.)

Judy C (91)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:34 pm
Thank you, everyone. The rents in NYC are indeed hard to believe. Wild makes a good point!

Adding insult to injury, the poor tenants can't use the pool, exercise room, etc?!? This whole thing is clearly discriminatory, and disgusting.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:43 pm
um...if there is a fire or something, will the poor go down with the ship like the Titanic?
One thing good, is that the poor who work at the building will not have to pony up for transportation to get to work.
Just hop on the elevator and go scrub the 1%'s toilet. Upstairs/downstairs entrances just like the good old British used to have.

Debra G (0)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:48 pm
Here's the petition on Care2:

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:03 am
Poor people to to the back door. And besides being made to use a separate entrance, some low-income residents in luxury buildings are prohibited from using the amenities offered to the wealthy tenants, which in the case of this particular building include swimming pools and regulation-sized basketball courts. Several buildings in the city ban affordable housing or rent-regulated tenants from using perks like gyms, rooftops, and pools, and the practice is on the rise.

Roger G (148)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 11:17 am
noted, thanks

Johann S (120)
Friday July 25, 2014, 6:22 am
Gee.... how considerate of them... they would make Jesus use that door

Judy C (91)
Friday July 25, 2014, 12:46 pm
Thanks for the good comments, everyone. Thank you to Debra G. for the petition link. I'm glad there is one, and I definitely signed.

Friday July 25, 2014, 7:04 pm
Thanks Judy! Just business as usual. I remember a textbook once in a marketing class, that stated to avoid selling to elderly widows because they were "fearful recluses, and losers." So sad, but unfortunately that is the reality behind business, money rules!

Mary S (1)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 6:14 am
How much are they (the poor) being charged for their "special" door. Bet it is not free.

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Saturday July 26, 2014, 8:52 am

Craig H (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:35 am
I agree with the word used by Salgado - segregation. I am reminded very strongly of how people of color were treated not too long ago esp. in the USA. First it's these pernicious, obnoxious, so-called poor doors, where next? Where will it end? Poor islands perhaps where the poor can be shipped away completely?

Judy C (91)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 10:30 pm
I'm sorry to say that even poor islands would not surprise me much anymore, Craig.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Monday October 6, 2014, 3:44 am
Separate entrance and not being able to use the amenities is so wrong!!
I'm signing the petition listed above! Thanks Debra G.

Melania P (123)
Friday June 19, 2015, 10:56 am
Wow... New York you are not improving at all!
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