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United States v. Silverstein Properties, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)


On January 12, 2017, the court entered a partial consent decree with the developer defendants in United States v. Silverstein Properties, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.). The complaint, which was filed on January 5, 2017, alleged the designers and developers of One River Place and Silver Towers in New York City violated the Fair Housing Act by failing to design and construct these properties so as to be accessible to persons with disabilities. The partial consent decree provides for standard injunctive relief, coverage of an additional property developed by the defendants, retrofits of non-compliant features, payments of $480,000-$960,000 to aggrieved persons and a $50,000 civil penalty. The defendants also include; River Place I, LLC, River Place II Holdings, LLC and Costas Kondylis and Partners, LLP.

Press Release (1/13/17)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Silverstein Properties, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
Civil Rights
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • disability
  • design
  • construction
  • accessibility
  • accessible
  • pattern or practice
  • multi-family
  • apartment
  • high-rise
  • River Place I LLC
  • River Place II Holdings LLC
  • Costas Kondylis and Partners LLP
  • 1:17-cv-00076-VSB
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated February 7, 2023