City to auction $48K of pol’s Harlem real estate debt

TRD New York /
May.May 17, 2013 02:00 PM

The city plans to auction off liens on two Harlem apartment buildings partly owned by City Council member Inez Dickens, the New York Daily News reported. The two properties — 2153 and 2155 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard — are $48,375 behind in payments.

Dickens inherited a 50 percent ownership in the properties from her late father, Council member Lloyd Dickens. Despite her stake in the buildings, she has no role in their management, a spokesperson told the Daily News.

“The council member is not engaged in any way with the real estate side,” the spokesperson told the paper. “Her family actually manages that … she doesn’t draw a salary from the real estate business.”

The buildings are located in between West 127th and West 128th streets.

This is not the first time the family has fallen behind in payments. Inez Dickens and her family two years ago owed $41,277 in back taxes on four Harlem properties — one of which is currently in debt — that she paid off. [NYDN]Zachary Kussin

Related Articles

(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Broward County (Credit: iStock)

Here are the top seller’s and buyer’s markets across the country

14-16 Fifth Avenue along Madison Square Park and Madison Realty Capital's Josh Zegen (Credit: Google Maps)

Madison Realty Capital planning condo by Madison Square Park

From left: renderings of 1 Propect Park West, 85 Jay Street and 98 Front Street in Brooklyn (Credit: StreetEasy)

The priciest Brooklyn condo filings of 2019

Adam Neumann and 78 Irving Place (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)

Adam Neumann looks to sell Gramercy penthouse

Coming soon: The Real Deal’s 2020 Data Book

Coming soon: The Real Deal’s 2020 Data Book