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Bronx Housing Court and City Councilman Mark Levine 

Inside the fight to revamp Right to Counsel

The hallways of Bronx Housing Court are crowded and chaotic on a typical weekday morning. Lawyers and tenants scurry across the white tile floors and lounge on the worn-down benches of the Grand Concourse...

This appeals court ruling could have a big impact on sellers who break contract. Or not.

A recent appeals court ruling on whether a company can void property contracts that were not formally approved by...

Tenants at Ebbets Field Apartments blast landlord for glacial pace of elevator repairs

 Tenants at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field Apartments tore into their landlord during the first day of testimony in a housing...

Tenants in Jamaica building sue landlord over harassment

Tenants at 87-40 165th Street in Jamaica are dealing with vermin infestations, broken plumbing systems and harassment from their...

NY’s top judge wants to reform the city’s overburdened housing courts

New York’s top judge proposed a set of reforms to the city’s notoriously overburdened housing courts. Among other changes,...

Controversial Manhattan Housing Court judge to get the boot

A Manhattan Housing Court judge who showed a “lack of concern” for litigants in her court and had conflicts...

City to guarantee that low-income tenants get lawyers in housing court

The city is planning on setting aside an additional $93 million over the next year to provide free legal...

Landlords get high-tech in housing court

Forget Big Brother. The landlord is watching you. Landlords are increasingly using video surveillance in Housing Court cases over rent-regulated apartments, most commonly to investigate tenants who say the valuable unit is their primary...

Why landlords could soon have a much tougher time evicting poor tenants

Evicting tenants may soon prove a lot more challenging for New York City landlords. The City Council is considering...

Toledano to pay $1M-plus in settlement of EV tenant harassment suit

Raphael Toledano agreed to pay north of $1 million to settle claims that he harassed tenants at one of his...

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