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Vast majority of New Yorkers against the “poor door”: poll

Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed oppose separate entrances in 80-20 buildings

September 03, 2014 09:00AM

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From left: Horse drawn carriage in Central Park, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Barclays Center

From left: Horse-drawn carriage in Central Park, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Barclays Center

New Yorkers know what they want. In this case, they want to be able to rent their apartments on Airbnb and bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn. What they don’t like is the “poor door” and the outlawing of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.

These are the results of the latest poll by Quinnipiac University, which was conducted in late August among 1,021 of New York City’s registered voters.

New Yorkers from the five boroughs also appear to agree that the Dems’ convention should be held in Brooklyn. With a margin of 54-35 percent, Brooklynites expressed support for bringing the DNC to their borough.

The poll further found that New Yorkers — both Democrats and Republicans — are against the so-called “poor door” by a whopping margin of 78-17 percent. In a recent article, Extell Development boss Gary Barnett stated that poor doors made financial sense.

They also support moving homeless families into public housing by a margin of 75-15 percent.

Those polled also said that the city should not outlaw horse drawn carriages in Central Park.

With a margin of 56-36 percent, New Yorkers said they believe that they should be allowed to rent out their apartments on Airbnb. While residents of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens were all in favor, those in the Bronx opposed the idea and Staten Island residents were divided. [Capital NY] – Claire Moses

  • Freedom

    Why don’t we poll the residents that are actually living there and paying their hard-earned money to pay full market prices? Why do I care what “New Yorkers” “feel” about this issue? I “feel” like affordable housing is an abomination in this city and I “feel” like the government should stay out of it and let the free market solve some problems.

  • Stevep

    Can we please have the margin on the horse drawn garages?

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