As the Department of Justice investigates whether thousands of NYC apartments follow the Fair Housing Act by providing accessible housing to the disabled, the NY Times spent time with one woman who has a tough time maneuvering around her Battery Park City apartment while using her wheelchair. Roberta Galler, who had polio has a child, "cannot open or close windows by herself because the locks are too high" and "has not returned to her bathroom in the wheelchair since being trapped there for two hours"--now she "takes several laborious steps with braces to enter the room." Galler said developer Related has been great and simply hopes "future construction will keep people like me in mind — because this is not functional.” If the DOJ believes developers have violated discrimination laws, millions will need to be spent on fixing the apartments.
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