Telegram: 88,000 applicants and counting for rentals in NYC 'poor door' building

By Mireya Navarro

April 26, 2015

Photo: The New York Times

NEW YORK — A glassy new tower in New York City attracted an outcry for featuring one entrance for condominium owners and another for low-income tenants.

A bill introduced last week in the City Council would create a task force to review the lottery system and recommend whether it should be more flexible and other changes. For example, the council might change the rules so that applicants would not lose their spot in line for an apartment if their income or family status changes while they are waiting, said Councilman Mark Levine, the sponsor.

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