It's Back! Landmark West's seminar for brokers who buy and sell properties in historic districts is here to help you meet your mandatory 3 hours on Fair Housing -- plus enjoy a talk + walking tour of the Mansions of Riverside Drive (for 3 more credit hours)!
- Understand the need for fair housing laws and why they were adopted in the first place
- Examples of practices that have historically hurt minorities and other vulnerable groups from full and equal access to housing opportunities
- Differences between federal, New York State, and New York City fair housing laws and what they each prohibit
- Are all types of housing protected under fair housing laws?
- What is "steering"and how to avoid it
- What to do when you think a party is not in compliance with the law
- Navigating today's top issues: Familial status discrimination; lawful source of income discrimination, and the use of criminal records by housing providers
- Pictures and tales of the original Hudson Riverside country estates
- The Upper West Side's "Fifth Avenue" and the once magnificent, now-lost 1906 Charles Schwab Mansion; 1908 Angie Booth Mansion; and 1905 Neo-Gothic Paterno Castle
- The architects, developers, styles, and more
Then lace up for a 1.5 hour walking tour of the architectural beginnings of Riverside Drive from 72nd to 76th Street, including:
- The Sutphen House - No. 311 W 72nd Street
- The Prentiss Mansion - No. 1 Riverside Drive
- Kleeburg Mansion - No. 3 Riverside Drive
- A Surviving Block - 76th to 77th Street
Kevin M. Cremin is Director of Litigation for Disability and Aging Rights, MFY Legal Services, Inc. where he supervises and coordinates MFY’s affirmative advocacy and litigation involving the rights of people who are elderly or have disabilities. He is an adjunct at Cardozo Law School and Columbia Law School.
Sean Khorsandi is Director of Advocacy for LANDMARK WEST!, leading efforts to protect the architectural heritage of Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood, home to over 3,500 designated landmarks. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York Institute of Technology Department of Architecture, he has taught courses in Architectural History, Design, and Preservation. Mr. Khorsandi received his Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.
Tom Miller, a historian and preservationist, is the voice of “Daytonian in Manhattan”, a hugely popular blog started seven years ago, in which he has covered more than 2,000 Manhattan sites. He is the author of Seeking New York: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan--One Building at a Time.