NEW YORK STATE LAW
New York law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or lease of housing accommodations on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability or marital status by the owner, lessee, sublessee, or the managing agent of housing accommodations or by real estate brokers and salespersons.
The law also prohibits discrimination in:
The terms, conditions or privileges of the sale, rental or lease or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection with any housing accommodation;
The printing or circulating of any statement or publication or the use of any form of application or publication for the purchase, rental, or lease of a housing accommodation.
The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply: (1) to the rental of a housing accommodation in a building which contains housing accommodations for not more than two families living independently of each other if the owner or member of his family restriction of the rental of all rooms in a housing accommodation to individuals of the same sex or (2) to the rental of a room or rooms in housing accommodation if such a rental is by the occupant of the housing accommodation or by the owner of the housing accommodation and he or a member of his family resides in such housing accommodation.