QUEENS, N.Y. - The federal government has launched an investigation into the Hunter's Point Library for possible violations of the Americans with disabilities act.
This comes after a lawsuit was filed by a Queens woman and a disability advocacy group claiming the Long Island City library was built without ramps for the disabled.
The suit alleges the only elevator for the building is often blocked by baby strollers.
Government investigators have hired an architectural expert to look into the possible violations.
The $41 million library was 10 years in the making and had been celebrated for its innovative design and views of the city.