88,000 People Apply to Live in the ‘Poor Door’ Building

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Photo: One Riverside Park

88,000 people applied for the 55 affordable rental units available at the Upper West Side “poor door” building. The condo features 219 luxury river-facing condos, and 55 street-facing units for those who earn 60 percent or less than the median income. Given the city’s overpriced housing market and the overcrowding of the affordable housing lottery, it’s unsurprising people would agree to put up with snobs just to live in a budget-friendly place.