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This appeals court ruling could have a big impact on sellers who break contract. Or not.
January 11, 2019 07:00AM
A recent appeals court ruling on whether a company can void property contracts that were not formally approved by the seller’s corporate leaders has...
Tenants at Ebbets Field Apartments blast landlord for glacial pace of elevator repairs
December 21, 2018 09:45AM
Tenants at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field Apartments tore into their landlord during the first day of testimony in a housing court case. Residents filed...
Tenants in Jamaica building sue landlord over harassment
June 22, 2018 08:30AM
Tenants at 87-40 165th Street in Jamaica are dealing with vermin infestations, broken plumbing systems and harassment from their landlord, they claim in a...
NY’s top judge wants to reform the city’s overburdened housing courts
February 07, 2018 09:05AM
New York’s top judge proposed a set of reforms to the city’s notoriously overburdened housing courts. Among other changes, Janet DiFiore wants to stagger...
Controversial Manhattan Housing Court judge to get the boot
December 04, 2017 10:00AM
A Manhattan Housing Court judge who showed a “lack of concern” for litigants in her court and had conflicts of interest regarding her family’s...
City to guarantee that low-income tenants get lawyers in housing court
February 13, 2017 09:00AM
The city is planning on setting aside an additional $93 million over the next year to provide free legal access in Housing Court to...
Landlords get high-tech in housing court
January 12, 2017 09:15AM
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...
Why landlords could soon have a much tougher time evicting poor tenants
September 27, 2016 10:09AM
Evicting tenants may soon prove a lot more challenging for New York City landlords. The City Council is considering a bill that would automatically...
Toledano to pay $1M-plus in settlement of EV tenant harassment suit
May 16, 2016 02:45PM
Raphael Toledano agreed to pay north of $1 million to settle claims that he harassed tenants at one of his East Village buildings, sources told...
“Dracula landlord” Leonard Spodek dies at 70
March 28, 2016 02:30PM
J. Leonard Spodek, a longtime property owner in Brooklyn whom tenants dubbed the “Dracula landlord,” has died at 70, sources told The Real Deal.
Orbach accused of Manhattan Valley tenant harassment
June 19, 2015 03:14PM
Tenant advocates claim the Orbach Group is attempting to harass and drive out lower and middle-income residents in Manhattan Valley, near Columbia University, in an...
Tenants’ “free” legal reps could cost NYC up to $256M
December 15, 2014 04:04PM
The city could rack up an annual bill of up to $256 million to provide free legal representation to low-income tenants in Housing Court...
Kushner’s most aggressive moves yet on the Lower East Side
July 08, 2014 06:39PM
Kushner Companies is hitting a few road bumps as it undertakes its most comprehensive rehabilitation since it began its aggressive purchase of rental apartments...
Surprise! Judge decides against eviction of Airbnb subletter
June 18, 2014 02:35PM
A Manhattan Housing Court judge ruled Monday that a woman subletting her two-bedroom Financial District rental apartment through Airbnb will not be evicted. The...
Free lawyers for tenants in Housing Court? It could happen
June 05, 2014 10:25AM
A new bill that is being proposed in the city council could offer free legal representation in Housing Court to Bronx residents who are facing...
Landlords find way to view tenant blacklist
May 08, 2014 04:50PM
Even if your credit score is immaculate and your income is through the roof, finding an apartment could be impossible if you’ve ever been...
Housing panel chair Williams tried to boot his own tenants
January 27, 2014 11:40AM
Brooklyn Democrat Jumaane Williams, the newly anointed chair of the City Council Housing Committee, once tried to toss out two of his own tenants...
Brooklyn landlord must restart tenant’s eviction: Judge
December 26, 2013 12:50PM
A Brooklyn Housing Court judge ruled that a tenant, who was evicted from his apartment but then paid his back rent to a superintendent,...
One year later, Housing Court battle drags on at Chinatown fire site
April 22, 2011 09:33AM
One year after a massive fire ripped through three Chinatown apartment buildings, the tenants displaced from the only one left standing still haven’t been...
After deadly fire, fate of Chinatown building to be determined in housing court
November 01, 2010 10:00AM
289 Grand Street The former tenants of 289 Grand Street, the sole structure left standing after a deadly, four-building Chinatown fire in April, are...
The Exit Interview: Alicia Glen talks Amazon, affordable housing
Clinton Hill is getting another resi project
Manhattan’s hotel market emerges from
Lawyer behind Madoff settlement lists longtime UES co-op
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