The Class Struggle
The place where the high-end renters are struggling with their lower income neighbors over the messy hallways and the pot use, on the other hand the class warfare broke out of a posh Midtown apartment complex. There are some of the rich and posh residents at tony Columbus Place who all are blaming their less fortunate neighbors who all live in the affordable housing section of the building. The pot smoke passing through the vent and the cigarette butts which mess their hallways.
As per stated by the resident in the south tower of the double high-rise complex near Columbus Circle, “Pot was coming through the vents. It stopped for a little bit when they were using security, but as soon as they left, it started up again.” The resident, Lidhia Fluhme of 31 pays nearly $5300 for a two bedroom flat in the building also boasting a gym and a roof terrace said “I don’t expect illegal things to be happening in this building. “We feel that it’s unfair that we have people living in the same building on the same floor and they pay a fraction of what we do. If you need special housing, there are so many places other than a block away from Central Park.” Another resident of the building also reported that the landlord even warned any of the residents to be caught with pot.
The richer and the posh residents who stay in the better side of the building and pay up to almost $7000 a month as rent complained that the pot smoke and the litters became so bad that the building management has to call the security to watch the highways. There are nearly 150 of the building’s 700 units which are being set aside for the low-income housing under the state’s 80/20 initiative.