Oyster Bay Cove homeowner sues village and claims harassment


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Residents of Oyster Bay Cove sued the village for obstructing work at his home because of his Chinese heritage.

A lawsuit filed in the Central Islip U.S. Eastern District Court on 19 November found that village zoning committees, planning committees, village courts, buildings, and police station officials were “several white residents.” “I was angry that Allen Yu, a plaintiff from China, bought a village house in 2014, claiming that he had launched a” campaign to harass his racial origin. “

In a lawsuit, Mr. Yu jumped over a series of bureaucratic hoops, such as issuing a suspension order even after the permit was issued and refusing the permit after trying, and village officials left home. Claims to be dissatisfied with the plan to remodel To meet the requirements of officials.

He claims that the village tried to rob the Doberman Pinscher based on a neighbor’s complaint that the dog barked and was dangerous. According to the proceedings, a neighbor heard about dogs and property in the village and testified to him, saying, “These people come in. The place is like Alcatraz.”

In a complaint, Yu tried to build a wire mesh fence to house the dog, but the village said he had stopped. In 2018, a village court pleaded him to a series of code violations and fined him $ 242,750.

Eric Sanders, a Manhattan attorney at Yu, said the allegations of discrimination were based on neighbors’ statements and inferences from village behavior.

“They did everything to prevent him from enjoying the full benefits of his property,” Sanders said.

Yu seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Charles Goulding, Mayor of Oyster Bay Cove, did not respond to requests for comment.


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