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Date: 08/20/13 09:27 AM

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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2013 at 9:28 am
    Link: NY Condos Plan Separate Door For Low-Income - Hmm... where have I heard something like this before?
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    vizz Male 18-29
    58 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 9:38 am
    Low-income... Condo... I believe those are mutually exclusive.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 20, 2013 at 9:49 am
    But is the building technically 2 separate places? It`s like 1 building having several businesses- all with their own entrances- this is one building with 2 different businesses.

    I don`t know, I guess I didn`t read into it the way I was supposed to
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 10:02 am
    That`s New York for ya!
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 10:16 am
    Might as well separate the doors, give people a visual they can finally understand.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2013 at 10:23 am
    I wouldn`t want to live there. Those low income people would still be in the same building, separate entrance or not. No thanks.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 10:36 am
    Wait, I don`t understand. I`ve lived in NY by 125th street, and there are poor people there (even though they are paying 800/mnth for a room, which is a lot for any other part of the country).

    But by 60th street or so, there are no poor people. Millionaires live there, how can any poor person be living there? Let alone in the same building. Those places on the UWS aren`t just a little pricey, they are fracking out of reach.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 11:12 am
    Ah, so a massive tax break is offered should the building include low income housing.They`re run by separate management companies so why wouldn`t you locate the entrance to be closer to the actual apartments? If you want the benefit of the door with the doorman, spend the 1.3 mill and get a fancy ass apartment on THAT side. Meanwhile, I`m going to be over here oogling the fact that you can get a 2 bedroom apartment in NEW YORK for 1,099...we were paying that with three roommates living together in our old place in the tricities.

    Sorrryyy I don`t see a problem here.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Yes, didn`t it used to be called `negro door`?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2013 at 11:42 am
    I am surprised those prices are considered low income. I would think low income rates would be half of that. Back when I made enough to qualify as low income based on the incomes they listed, I was paying a lot more than that for my place.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 11:57 am
    Another example of how government programs change incentives.

    Do we blame the business (building owners) for taking advantage of a government program or do we blame the government for incentivizing low-income offerings?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    The point is that it`s the same building with the same owner (collecting rent) and separate maintenance companies taking care of units & tenants. It`s raising eyebrows simply because it sounds just like this...





    ...and many believe it`s sending the wrong message.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    I`m with Swaywithme on this one. If I could get a 2 bedroom in NYC at $1,099 I`m all over it. I suspect that they will have trouble filling the higher end apartments, though.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    How come I couldn`t get a 2 bedroom in NY for 1100? I was paying 1000 in fracking Harlem. For just one room.

    Low income my asp.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Gerry1of1 has no problem with this.
    I wish the section 8 housing next door was a little more segregated.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    SO low income people get to live in a high income apartment complex without having to pay for it THE HORROR!!!!! Seems real fair to those that have to pay full price........
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    If the tax payers want to pay most of my mortgage I`ll go through what ever opening of my house you choose!! Where do I sign up for that??
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Yeah man, I make less than 34,000 right now... hook me up! Roomies?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    @McGovern1981 - That`s not how it works. The company who owns the apartments (Extell) will get tax credits and additional zoning rights for renting out the "low-income condos" at prices below market level.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    AHHHH! So what company wants to pay my mortgage for tax credit!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    So let me get this straight, this is a company that`s providing cheap housing for poor people. Why is this liberal publication complaining?

    Of course I wonder what really prompted the tax credit, naturally they shouldn`t need it to do this sort of thing. Then there`s zoning which have been ridiculously abused by rich folks to protect the value of their homes. Which I say is abhorrently petty.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    I wouldn`t want to use the same door as poor people either
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    976 posts
    August 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    F NY.
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
    427 posts
    August 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
    The entrance for the richest is the helicopter pad on the roof. And suddenly we`re up to three entrances. Splitters! ;)
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
    244 posts
    August 21, 2013 at 7:28 am
    ITS ABOUT TIME!!! FINALLY SOMEONE MADE US A SEPERATE DOOR SO WE DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH RICH PEOPLE!!
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    BetterBob Male 18-29
    168 posts
    August 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! But seriously, rich people are a bunch of dicks in general. I`ve only met a couple cool ones, and they grew up poor.

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