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Landlords are discriminating against porn stars. Is it legal?
May 12, 2018 03:00PM
Adult film stars say they often get screwed when it comes to finding housing. Adult-film actress Aurora Snow claims she and others face discrimination...
New York City is still segregated 50 years after Fair Housing Act
April 23, 2018 02:00PM
Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the city’s housing stock remains segregated. And according to an analysis by Politico, Mayor...
Parkoff Organization is discriminating against black renters: suit
October 16, 2017 04:45PM
The Parkoff Organization has been discriminating against black renters at one of its buildings in Midwood, a new lawsuit claims. The suit, which the...
Supreme Court ruling paves way for cities to sue over predatory lending
May 01, 2017 06:00PM
Cities, not just individuals, may now be able to sue banks over discriminatory lending practices, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday. The court...
Silverstein Properties settles with US Attorney over disabled access at two projects
January 06, 2017 01:50PM
Silverstein Properties settled a lawsuit brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara alleging two of the developer’s rental projects are inaccessible to residents with disabilities...
Jumbo loans have led to fewer black and Hispanic borrowers
June 02, 2016 11:00AM
From the Los Angeles website: For bankers these days, mitigating risk is everything. That’s why jumbo mortgages, the heftier-than-average loans with stringent underwriting requirements,...
Don’t expect RE agents to answer loaded questions
March 18, 2016 01:15PM
They are the radioactive questions in home real estate, yet many buyers seem to have no idea about their sensitivity. So they ask their...
Can you believe it? Couple with bun in the oven rejected for Park Slope apartment
February 17, 2016 04:55PM
Park Slope has become so synonymous with baby strollers that actor Patrick Stewart half-jokingly tried to start a ban in 2014. The son-in-law of...
VIDEO: Cuomo will use undercover agents to tackle landlords, sellers involved in housing discrimination
February 16, 2016 01:45PM
On Sunday, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of a statewide initiative to crack down on discrimination in the housing market.
Glenwood will retrofit luxury towers, pay nearly $1M to settle federal accessibility lawsuit
February 12, 2016 02:10PM
Leonard Litwin’s Glenwood Management will pay nearly $1 million and retrofit a handful of Manhattan apartment buildings after settling a Fair Housing Act lawsuit...
Preet Bharara hits Glenwood with wheelchair accessibility suit
February 05, 2016 06:10PM
Leonard Litwin’s Glenwood Management is once again in the crosshairs of Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara – this time over wheelchair accessibility at one...
Supreme Court ruling puts NYC affordable housing plan in peril
July 14, 2015 05:45PM
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reinterprets the Fair Housing Act could threaten New York City’s longtime practice of building new affordable housing...
Federal ruling tightens the city’s fair housing policy
July 10, 2015 03:45PM
The city’s Department of City Planning will have to reach out to communities to talk about issues that have to do with fair housing...
Schneiderman joins other AGs to tout fair housing act
December 24, 2014 10:30AM
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and attorneys general from 16 other states plan to request today that the U.S. Supreme Court uphold longstanding...
Durst Organization charged with Fair Housing Act violations
April 17, 2014 11:45AM
Federal prosecutors slapped the Durst Organization with a lawsuit Wednesday, charging that the developer’s Helena tower is in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Queens firm charged with violating fair housing act
October 07, 2011 04:53PM
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged a Queens residential real estate firm and one of its brokers with violating the...
Friedland, Kondylis settle with feds over fair housing violations at UWS rental building
July 26, 2011 03:18PM
William Friedland, vice president at Friedland Properties, the Melar and Costas Kondylis, founder of Costas Kondylis & Partners Developer Friedland Properties and architecture firm...
Discrimination against pregnant women an issue in mortgage industry
June 10, 2011 11:44AM
Kenneth R. Harney
Should being pregnant and taking maternity leave ever constitute reasons to be turned down for a home mortgage or having your loan closing postponed?...
Brokers cautious when crafting listings
March 29, 2011 12:21PM
From left: Barbara Fox, David Schlamm Real estate brokers are becoming increasingly cautious with their listing descriptions to comply with federal, state and city...
U.S. sues Rockland landlord over housing discrimination
March 11, 2011 09:54AM
A Rockland County landlord systematically dissuaded prospective African-American tenants from renting apartments at a Pearl River, N.Y. complex and violated the Fair Housing Act,...
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LCRE Group lands $85M refi for FiDi hotel
A million StreetEasy accounts hacked
Industrious sells spare-office-space platform to CRE brokerage
BHS names Pablo Marvel as CMO
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