First there was the Poor Door. Now there’s the Poor Porch.
A Queens luxury tower that was bailed out by the city is blocking the large terraces of a few affordable units so tenants above with tiny balconies don’t get jealous, one resident claims.
Erin McFadzen chose her middle-income — and rent-stabilized — corner apartment at Long Island City’s new Q41 building because of its wrap-around terrace.
But when she moved in, half of it was fenced off by what she calls a “Jurassic Park”-style barricade.
The ugly 6-foot-high wire barrier also interferes with views from every window of her sixth-floor, $2,186-a-month pad.
Meanwhile, a market-rate, 16th-floor apartment with a large terrace that goes for $3,692 a month has no wire barricade.
The couple was assured multiple times by the building that they would have use of the entire balcony. In March, when they looked at the pad, there was no fence. On moving day in July, there was.
Queensboro Development, Q41’s developer, claimed the barrier is necessary to set up a staging area for window washers. Asked why the space couldn’t be used on days windows were being washed, officials said it wasn’t feasible.