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NYC's First-World Problems

NYC's First-World Problems
Jim Epstein of Reason has some amusing observations about the phenomenon of “poor doors” in high-end Manhattan buildings — separate entrances that segregate tenants in so-called affordable-housing apartments from those paying the full price, which in …
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When separate doors for the poor are more than they seem
But earlier this month, New York City approved plans for a high-rise apartment in Manhattan that will include it: a separate entrance for the property's subsidized tenants. The luxury condo will otherwise have more than 150 market-rate apartments. But …
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New York socialite blocks sale of luxury apartment to French ambassador
The previous ambassador sold his official residence at 740 Park Avenue, known as Manhattan's most exclusive apartment building, as part of a cost-cutting measure. It brought in $ 70 million (£41 million). Mrs Kabler, whose mother was Leonore Annenberg, …

EXCLUSIVE: Multimillionaire Manhattan landlord probed for trying to force
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a probe into the potentially illegal tactics used by landlord Steven Croman, 47, to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their valuable apartments, a source said. The AG is investigating potential …
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