Protesters allege housing discrimination in Garden City

Long Islanders today re-enacted a freedom ride to highlight an alleged lack of affordable housing in Garden City. Hempstead residents and members of New York

Long Islanders re-enacted a freedom ride to highlight an alleged lack of affordable housing in Garden City.

Long Islanders re-enacted a freedom ride to highlight an alleged lack of affordable housing in Garden City. (6/11/13)

GARDEN CITY - Long Islanders today re-enacted a freedom ride to highlight an alleged lack of affordable housing in Garden City.

Hempstead residents and members of New York Communities for Change rode a bus from Hempstead through Garden City, ending up at Village Hall.

Protest organizers claim officials changed zoning laws to make property for affordable housing difficult to purchase.

A group of Long Islanders filed a federal discriminatory lawsuit eight years ago against Garden City, claiming it has violated fair housing rights. The case finally heads to court next week.

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New York Communities For Change : 516-714-3878 ext. 501

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