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What would Attorney General Letitia James mean for real estate?
September 19, 2018 10:00AM
Patrick Mulholland and Kathryn Brenzel
When the city wanted to tear down a Brooklyn condominium building plagued by scandal, Council member Letitia James, who represented a neighboring district, was...
Can NY politicians fight Big Real Estate?
September 12, 2018 07:00AM
Kathryn Brenzel and Patrick Oisin Mulholland
In the debate between Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo last month, the discussion briefly turned to the issue of homelessness. Cuomo touted his career-long...
Tish James refunds $10K contribution from Rivington House’s Joel Landau
September 06, 2018 04:00PM
New York Attorney General candidate Letitia James refunded a $10,000 campaign contribution from Joel Landau, a nursing home landlord who was recently disciplined by...
Judge dismisses Hakim’s lawsuit over “worst landlords” list
May 09, 2018 12:15PM
A judge has dismissed landlord Kamran Hakim’s lawsuit against Public Advocate Letitia James over his inclusion on her list of the city’s “100 worst...
Tish James to city: Stop converting rent-stabilized units into homeless shelters
September 22, 2017 05:15PM
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to curb homelessness in New York City is exacerbating the housing crisis, according to New York City Public Advocate...
Banks say they were totally blindsided by Public Advocate’s “worst landlords” list
August 30, 2017 07:00AM
For years, multifamily landlords have griped at the New York City Public Advocate’s “worst landlords” list, decrying that the office unfairly tars them based...
James adding lenders to her controversial “Worst Landlords” list
August 15, 2017 09:00AM
Public Advocate Letita James will add the names of lenders to her controversial “Worst Landlords Watchlist” when it comes out Tuesday. The Public Advocates’...
BK court moves to dismiss thousands of foreclosure cases
May 09, 2017 11:20AM
The Kings County Supreme Court will toss out thousands of foreclosure cases, a move Public Advocate Letitia James says is a violation to due...
Letitia James calling for review into “corrupt” city housing program
April 27, 2017 10:35AM
Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for an independent review into a housing program that allows renters to buy city-owned apartments for as little...
Bronx landlord Ved Parkash accused of discriminating against Section 8 tenants
April 03, 2017 03:55PM
A Bronx landlord is accused of discriminating against Section 8 tenants by refusing to accept the federal subsidy for rent. Tenant Rosalba Gonzalez filed...
Want to help build Trump’s wall? NYC doesn’t want your business: Tish James
March 07, 2017 06:10PM
Public Advocate Letitia James wants to ban companies that help build President Trump’s border wall from doing business with the city.
“100 Worst Landlords” list will stay: judge
February 23, 2017 12:30PM
The city’s list of “100 Worst Landlords” will stay — for now. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead ruled against New York City landlord...
Hakim sues Public Advocate over flawed “worst landlord” list
December 30, 2016 08:30AM
Who are you calling a “worst landlord”? Real estate mogul Kamran Hakim has filed a lawsuit against Public Advocate Letitia James, claiming she unfairly included...
South Bronx tenants sue landlord Seth Miller, alleging unsafe conditions and rats
December 15, 2016 08:41AM
More than two dozen tenants are suing landlord Seth Miller, claiming he’s created a slew of unsafe conditions — including mold, damaged ceilings, lack...
City’s sale of landlord debts is harming tenants: officials
October 07, 2016 08:28AM
Housing advocates and city officials are pushing for changes to the city’s lien sale program that could include foreclosing on properties or selling debts...
37 state and city lawmakers make the case for 421g tenants
August 19, 2016 07:00AM
Residents of 90 West Street, who are suing their landlord Kibel Companies for allegedly deregulating apartments rent-stabilized under the 421g program, now have dozens...
Letitia James withdraws Chinatown tenants’ battle against Joseph Betesh
July 12, 2016 09:30AM
Public advocate Letitia James will no longer defend a group of Chinatown tenants in their battle with landlord Joseph Betesh after clashing over the...
City using 1960s-era law to fight “worst landlords”
May 27, 2016 02:30PM
The de Blasio administration is digging deep into the past – 54 years deep, to be exact – to punish those on the city’s...
Judge rules Letitia James lacks legal standing in suit against city, landlords
April 12, 2016 04:25PM
A judge dismissed multiple counts in a complaint against the city and several landlords over the lack of accessibility at their apartment buildings, ruling that...
City settles federal lawsuit over rent freeze program
March 09, 2016 11:01AM
The city settled a federal lawsuit filed by elderly and disabled tenants who said they lost their rent subsidy after family members died. It...
Lonicera files plans for 160-unit apartment complex in DoBro
The selloff continues: SL Green getting $144M for UES properties
Mark Lapidus out at WeWork amid real estate leadership shakeup
Family feud: Rosenberg siblings tussle over Manhattan office properties
The crypto conundrum: Is the hype legit?
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