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Koreatown, with its $1.6-million chandeliers, is about to get some affordable housing units

Koreatown, with its $1.6-million chandeliers, is about to get some affordable housing units

Koreatown’s skyline has been defined in recent years by ritzy high-rises with $1.6-million chandeliers, rooftop lap pools and vertigo-inducing rents.

Thursday morning, on the neighborhood's northern edge, community activists cheered the groundbreaking for a different kind of development. 

On a block with a pawn shop, a hookah lounge and a $2.99-and-up discount store, a new apartment building is slated to house 100 low-income families.

The studio-size to three-bedroom apartments at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Second Street will be available to families making between $17,000 and $61,000.

They will pay as little as $560 for a two-bedroom...

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