Posted inHousing

Human Rights Officials Won Big Discrimination Case for Transgender Woman, Then Went Silent

Updated with a statement from the city Commission on Human Rights. A transgender woman sexually harassed and denied housing by a real estate broker is still waiting a year later for $50,000 in damages —  and said she’s heard little from the city agency that put her in an anti-discrimination ad campaign.  “I received absolutely […]

Posted inBrooklyn, City Commission on Human Rights, Housing, Racism, Real Estate

Racial Profiling Allegations Emerge at Luxury Brooklyn Rental Building After Guest Screening Conflicts and Dog Park Bans

For more than a year, roommates Nikko Sherard Lester and Stephan Nylon Bartholomew lived without incident at AVA DoBro, a luxury rental building in Downtown Brooklyn.  But this past spring, the duo say, things started to sour. In April, another tenant’s dog lunged at their Alaskan husky, Onyx, near an elevator in the high-rise at […]

Posted inRacism

Black New Yorkers Describe Racism as ‘Inescapable’ in Quietly Released Human Rights Report

Anti-black racism is present in almost every facet of New York City life, charges a new City Commission on Human Rights report — a timely but quietly released indictment of systemic discrimination and the de Blasio administration’s response to it. The 74-page document — which features accounts from black New Yorkers who have experienced racism […]