How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask JPEsq Your Own Question

JPEsq
JPEsq, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 5104
Experience:  Experience as both in-house and outside counsel in general business and transactional law
Type Your Business Law Question Here...
JPEsq is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a question on property discrimination statutes. I had

Customer Question

I have a question on property discrimination statutes.
I had sent an email to The Incorporated Village of East Hills which owns East Hills Park.

(Website: http://villageofeasthills.org/park_news.html)
(Park History: http://www.antonnews.com/roslynnews/2003/10/17/news/)

I asked about a July 4th fireworks event that they planned to have at East Hills Park in NY. I live in Port Washington, NY which is near East Hills.
The email below was there response. It indicates that since I live in Port Washington that I was not a resident and that therefore I must be a resident or guest of a resident to be allowed to attend the event.
My question is are they legally allowed to have an event and ban non-residents from going?
Thanks,
Robert Cohan
XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX

In a message dated 6/30/09 9:22:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX writes:

Mr. Cohan,
The Park at East Hills will be holding a firework show on Saturday night.    However, you must be a guest of an East Hills resident to into the park.
Thank you for your interest in the Park at East Hills.
Bill
William J. Gavin, CRSS
Park Director
The Incorporated Village of East Hills
209 Harbor Hill Road
East Hills, NY 11576
T: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
F: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  JPEsq replied 5 years ago.

Yes, totally legal. Every gated community in America bans non residents from entering the development unless as a guest of a resident.

 

The property is private property and they can have whatever rules they want, as long as the don't violate civil fair housing rights (for example, the couldnt make an all white subdivision).

 

I know this is not what you hoped to hear, but just try to be honest and give it to you striaght, rather than just tell you what you want to hear only for you to be disappointed later.

JPEsq, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 5104
Experience: Experience as both in-house and outside counsel in general business and transactional law
JPEsq and 5 other Business Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I was fairly sure that it was in fact legal but I wanted to be 100% sure which is why I wrote to you. I accept your answer and thank you for your time.
Expert:  JPEsq replied 5 years ago.
No problem, good luck

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
< Last | Next >
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Law Pro

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1426
    20 years experience in business law - sole proprietor, partnership, and corporations
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/LA/lawpro/2012-6-25_171315_PT206740s.64x64.jpg Law Pro's Avatar

    Law Pro

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1426
    20 years experience in business law - sole proprietor, partnership, and corporations
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DC/DCraneEsq/2012-8-14_14436_DCrane.64x64.jpg MShore Law's Avatar

    MShore Law

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1233
    Drafted Negotiated and/or Reviewed Thousands of Commercial Agreements
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FL/FLAandNYLawyer/2012-1-27_14349_3Fotolia25855429M.64x64.jpg FiveStarLaw's Avatar

    FiveStarLaw

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1162
    25 years of experience helping people like you.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dkaplun/2009-05-17_173121_headshot_1_2.jpg Dimitry K., Esq.'s Avatar

    Dimitry K., Esq.

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1142
    Run my own successful business/contract law practice.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ohioatty/2009-1-22_185545_me.jpg J.Hazelbaker's Avatar

    J.Hazelbaker

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    393
    Experienced and trained in the area of business law.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/scottymacesq/2009-6-10_221523_small.jpg RGMacEsq's Avatar

    RGMacEsq

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    393
    Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/barristerinky/2012-6-10_22423_office.64x64.jpg Barrister's Avatar

    Barrister

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    301
    13 years practicing attorney, MBA
 
 
 

Related Business Law Questions