Brooklyn Housing Plan Halted Over Segregation Concerns

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 10:19 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Wednesday blocked New York City's efforts to develop housing projects in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, saying the plans perpetuate racial segregation in the area.

In issuing a preliminary injunction against the city's plans, Justice Emily Goodman decried the city's failure to consider the racial impact of the design, which includes a high percentage of large apartments that the judge says are often preferred by white and Hasidic residents. The suit was brought by the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition in...
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