Tenants at the historic Hotel Chelsea are suing the property’s ownership group, led by Joseph Chetrit, for allowing unauthorized work in March that temporarily knocked out their heat and hot water – and still has them looking for cooking gas.
The residents filed a contempt motion April 3 in New York City Housing Court, claiming the owners have violated a 2012 consent order that requires all construction at the landmark building to follow local building codes and regulations. The lawsuit names Yellow Dynasty, the ownership group, as well as Chelsea Management, Chetrit Group executives Meyer Chetrit and Michael Butler and hotel manager Lilly Sirkin as defendants. The original consent order removed Joseph Chetrit and the Chetrit Group as parties to the deal. [more]