The Department of Justice “ADA Sweeps” in NYC’s Times Square theater district
I have been defending clients in a number of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) ADA investigations. A number of our clients have properties in New York City, and one of them was included in the DOJ’s “Manhattan Hotels/Time Square Theater District ADA Compliance Review Survey”, a sweep of hotels around Time Square. I am the only California lawyer involved in this DOJ investigation. A complaint was lodged by a disabled tourist with the DOJ against one of the 60 Theater District hotels, not our client’s property. Some of the hotels are over 100 years old, while others are newly built or renovated properties. Below are some of the questions I have been asked about this “ADA Sweep”.
Why is the DOJ auditing hotels about ADA compliance?