FEDS SUE OVER ALLEGED RACISM AT RIVERDALE COMPLEX
BY DANIEL BEEKMAN (NYDN)
The feds filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday against the landlord, management company and superintendent of a Riverdale building for allegedly turning away African-American apartment seekers.
The operators of 3800 Independence Ave. have discriminated against black people since at least 2009, using tactics that recall the racist America of yesteryear, according to the lawsuit filed by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bhahara.
The suit charges Loventhal Silver Riverdale LLC, Goodman Management Co. and superintendent Jesus Velasco with violating the Fair Housing Act by offering apartments to whites but not African-Americans.