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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Is Access to a Building's Health Club a Right?

The landlord of Stonehenge Village at 120-160 W 97 Street in Manhattan has decided to offer a newly built small exercise room or gym to market rate tenants only.  Is this segregation or racism as some seem to think or is it getting what you pay for? See the following links for ongoing discussions.

DNAInfo: Rent-Stabilized Residents Barred From Using Building's New Gym

West Side Rag: RENT-STABILIZED TENANTS BARRED FROM BUILDING GYM

DNAInfo: Politician to File Complaint Against Building Excluding Tenants From Gym

DNAInfo: Gym Ban for Rent-Regulated Building Tenants is 'Apartheid,' Say Opponents

Gothamist: UWS Apartment Complex Won't Let Rent-Stabilized Tenants Use Gym

The Real Deal: James to file discrimination complaint against Stonehenge

Eyewitness News 7: Upper West Side building stirs controversy by restricting gym

NY Daily News: Upper West Side rent-stabilized tenants crying foul over gym woes

CBS 2 New York: Rent-Stabilized UWS Residents Furious Over Market Rate Only Gym

Village Voice: Upper West Side Building That Won't Let Rent-Stabilized Tenants Use the Gym Is In All Sorts of Trouble

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