Brooklyn Apartment Building Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks

Black applicants were allegedly told no apartments were available while white applicants were shown apartments

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be newsThe owners of an apartment building in Bay Ridge Brooklyn are being sued, for allegedly discriminating against potential black tenants, CBS reports.

The lawsuit filed against Merz Realty Co.; its principals, Hal and Barry Shaprio; and agents, Ula and Zdislaw Zatorski by the Fair Housing Justice Center claimed black applicants were turned away from the building at 7502 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, in favor of white applicants.

Equally qualified African-American and white testers went to inquire about apartments for rent, the advocacy group said. The building superintendent allegedly told the African-American testers that no apartments were available or wouldn’t be for months, while white testers were shown available apartments, the group said.

Read more at CBS