Man of the People: De Blasio Voted for Luxury Building ‘Poor Door’

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 at 7:22 am
Bill de Blasio

He was for “poor doors” before he was against them.

Mayor de Blasio and other officials denouncing “poor door” entrances for subsidized tenants in luxury buildings actually voted in favor of a measure that made such separation possible, a Post review found.

When the lengthy text of a zoning resolution was amended by the City Council in July 2009, then-Councilman Bill de Blasio — who arrived late to the meeting — was among the majority who voted “aye.”

To be fair he probably has no recollection. Democrats are always afforded convenient amnesia.

Among the other elected officials who voted in favor of the 2009 zoning changes are current Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Public Advocate Letitia James.

The two were among those who took part in a press conference on the steps of City Hall this past Friday condemning the prior administration for signing off on the project.

Asked about her vote, Brewer also said the two-doors effect emerged from a “small” provision in a “long” resolution.

“I doubt any of us on the Council were aware of that provision; I certainly wasn’t,” she said. “A separate door on a building that benefits one specific project evades the spirit of our city — and we are working to close this loophole.”

Guess she should have read the bill to find out what was in it. This all seems so familiar.


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