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shifrinep, Renter in New York, NY

I am looking for rent stabilized one bedroom upto $800 in Manhattan for white couple in their 60's without children

Asked by shifrinep, New York, NY Wed Feb 20, 2013

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Katherine (Kate) Shindle’s answer
haha Janet...I saw the excerpt from your answer on the front page and was like, "wow, bold choice"...but then I re-read the question and decided I wish we were friends.

I hear DOS is recruiting testers. Wonder if the new crop is planting some of these questions. I have no problem with fair housing laws in general (although it drives me nuts that those of us who follow the rules have to compete with the agents on "MIllion Dollar Listing", who have jaw-dropping conversations about neighborhoods, etc)...but maybe the Licensing Division should do a little extra training on nuance.

Than again, maybe they're just aiming for the low-hanging fruit. If you violate the law and lose your license, do you have to pay a fine? That might explain some of this lunacy...

RANT OVER. Thanks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 7, 2013
This is a stupid question in every way.

Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Direct: 646-321-9649
Office: 516-377-4760
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
http://www.jnationproperties.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 25, 2013
Tom's statement below is correct. Fair Housing Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, and partnership status.

There are several sites that you can visit to learn more about Fair Housing. http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/home.html and http://www.dhr.ny.gov/

Please review the above information.

I hope this information is helpful.

Jamie Bravo
Bond New York
646-666-2225
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2013
I think $800 is a little low for Manhattan.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 21, 2013
Hope you're not an agent. You're violating a bunch of Fair Housing laws.
A real estate salesperson in NY can't get into anything in regard to race, age, children in talking about an apt.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing this response. I assume this gentleman figured his options would be wider if people know he is white and without children. Shame.
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