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NYC Lets Developer Build Apartment Complex With Separate 'Poor Door'

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The city allows developers to build larger buildings if they include on-site or off-site low-income housing, according to the Post.

Another developer involved in similar projects explained the rationale for the separate entrances to the Real Deal, a NYC real estate news outlet, last year.

“No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations,” David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers, said. “So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood.”