More than 88,000 applications have poured in for 55 apartments in a controversial development on New York City’s Upper West Side.
The project by Extell Development Co. drew fire last year for having one door for its condominium residents and a separate entrance for its low-income residents.
The use of the so-called “poor door” hasn’t deterred interest from families seeking an affordable place to live in the city.
The building received a total of 88,696 housing lottery applications—87,866 applications were submitted to the housing lottery website, Housing Connect, and 830 paper applications were received, according to the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Friday.
Developers are building 219 luxury units, with views overlooking the Hudson River. Fifty-five affordable apartments for households earning no more than 60% of the area median income are proposed in a six-story building segment.
Other affordable housing developments in the city have also seen huge demand.
More than 70,000 applications
were recently submitted for one of 38 units at the Frost Street Apartments in
Brooklyn by Dunn Development.