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Uproar over NY condo with entrances for rich and poor

Project combines condos with luxury facilities and affordable rental units that can't share the perks

[NEW YORK] A 33-storey glassy tower rising on Manhattan's waterfront will offer all the extras that a condo buyer paying up to US$25 million would expect, like concierge service, entertainment rooms, and unobstructed views of the Hudson River and miles beyond.

The project will also cater to renters who make no more than about US$50,000. They will not share the same perks, and they will also not share the same entrance.

The so-called poor door has brought an outcry, with numerous officials now demanding an end to the strategy. But the question of how to best incorporate affordable units into projects built for the rich has become more relevant than ever as Mayor Bill de Blasio seeks the construction...

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