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Disabled Bronx tenants sue landlord for alleged discrimination

Residents allege that Goldfarb Properties is forcing them out of their apartments

September 18, 2014 10:00AM

From left: Pelham Parkway Houses in the Bronx and Letitia James

From left: Pelham Parkway Houses in the Bronx and Letitia James

A group comprised of disabled tenants in the Pelham Parkway buildings in the Bronx is claiming their landlord is pushing them out of their rent-stabilized apartments.

In this case, parents of a baby who is under chemotherapy, a woman with a genetic muscle disorder and two other plaintiffs, along with Public Advocate Letitia James, have filed a lawsuit against Goldfarb Properties.

The tenants claimed that the landlord violated anti-discrimination laws when it allegedly didn’t accommodate the disabled tenants during elevator repairs, the Daily News reported.

The lawsuit claims that the tenants were told to move to “less desirable and less convenient apartments,” after they were unsatisfied with the landlord’s accommodations, according to the Daily News.

The lawsuit further charges that Goldfarb allegedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, as well as state and city anti-discrimination laws, the paper also reported. [NYDN] — Claire Moses

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