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Here’s how de Blasio will “take” buildings from bad landlords

When Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that he would “take” buildings from landlords who threaten the well-being of...

The latest tenant advocate? Civic hackers

Civic coders are emerging as the newest champion of New York City’s tenants. A group of hackers, dubbed the Housing Data Coalition, meet each month in Brooklyn to discuss possible data-driven projects to help...

Steve Croman is a free man

UPDATED, 4:47 pm, June 1:┬áSteve Croman, whose conviction last year marked the toughest penalty meted out to a landlord in recent memory, walked out of jail Friday. Croman’s official release date from the Manhattan...

These are the industry players cited in the massive NYT housing investigation

The New York Times released a sprawling, three-part investigation about the rental market in New York City over the...

Ex-con landlord files lawsuit against UES tenant for alleged harassment

The real estate company of landlord Gerald Musano, who did prison time in the 1980s after hiring gangs to...

Jailed landlord’s tenants still have no cooking gas

In 2016, Bronx landlord Arthur Gibbons went to jail for failing to address hundreds of city violations at 156...

Melamed gets 20 days in jail despite attempt to buy freedom

After a pre-sentencing hearing on Thursday, landlord Daniel Melamed was sent to jail for 20 days where he will...

Bronx tenants forced to share bathroom while landlord renovates building

A Bronx landlord is forcing his tenants share one bathroom after shutting off water in their units during building...

95-year-old EV tenant paying $84 a month accuses landlord of harassment

A group of rent regulated tenants in an East Village apartment — one of whom pays just $84 a...

HPD sues East Harlem landlord over outstanding violations

An East Harlem landlord accused of operating a hazardous building is being dragged before a judge. The Department of...

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