Tenant Harassment


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The Chelsea Hotel at 222 West 23rd Street and Ira Drukier (Credit: Google Maps; Drukier by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Chelsea Hotel renovation amounted to tenant harassment, city says

BD Hotels’ efforts to renovate the landmark Chelsea Hotel faces a potential roadblock, as the Department of Housing Preservation...

Chelsea Hotel renovation amounted to tenant harassment, city says
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Tenant advocates celebrate landlords’ having to pay broker fees

Broker fees have long been onerous and annoying for New York City apartment hunters, who often find themselves paying...

Tenant advocates celebrate landlords’ having to pay broker fees
From left: 1578 Union Street in Brooklyn, Daniel Melamed (inset) and Eric Schneiderman (Credit: Google Maps, Getty Images, Facebook)

Overzealous investigators went too far in pursuit of Brooklyn landlord, appellate court rules

A Brooklyn landlord who served 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud has successfully had his conviction overturned. Daniel Melamed won...

Overzealous investigators went too far in pursuit of Brooklyn landlord, appellate court rules
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Wikipedia)

Cuomo signs bill to lock up landlords who harass tenants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday that makes it easier to incarcerate landlords for tenant harassment. The law...

Cuomo signs bill to lock up landlords who harass tenants
This Brooklyn landlord is accused of harassing tenants, converting vacant units into Airbnbs

This Brooklyn landlord is accused of harassing tenants, converting vacant units into Airbnbs

It’s a tale of two cities for residents living in three Prospect-Lefferts Gardens buildings. A lawsuit filed this week by 10 tenants at rent-stabilized...

This Brooklyn landlord is accused of harassing tenants, converting vacant units into Airbnbs
“If you love your children, leave the building”: Simon Baron accused of harassing tenant over $3.5M buyout

“If you love your children, leave the building”: Simon Baron accused of harassing tenant over $3.5M buyout

Simon Baron Development, a prominent New York landlord and developer, allegedly threatened a rent-regulated tenant at 166 West 75th Street in the Upper West...

“If you love your children, leave the building”: Simon Baron accused of harassing tenant over $3.5M buyout
It may soon get easier to hit landlords with criminal harassment charges

It may soon get easier to hit landlords with criminal harassment charges

The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would make it easier for rent-regulated tenants to file criminal harassment...

It may soon get easier to hit landlords with criminal harassment charges
In time for the holidays, former Croman tenants will begin receiving checks

In time for the holidays, former Croman tenants will begin receiving checks

UPDATED, Dec. 13, 5:55 p.m.: The first round of payments are being issued to former tenants of infamous landlord...

In time for the holidays, former Croman tenants will begin receiving checks
City Skyline Realty threatened to call Child Protective Services on rent-stabilized tenants, lawsuit says

City Skyline Realty threatened to call
Child Protective Services on rent-stabilized tenants, lawsuit says

Tenants of three rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem are suing their landlord for allegedly threatening them with losing custody of their children. Plaintiffs Reyna Reyes,...

City Skyline Realty threatened to call
Child Protective Services on rent-stabilized tenants, lawsuit says
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 13:  (L-R) HHGL Chairman Ted Owen and hip hop artist B-Real attend the Hip Hop Gaming League (HHGL) Championships at Element on May 13, 2006 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Hip Hop Gaming League)

This Soho loft owner tried to evict a tenant. Then she was arrested

A landlord who repeatedly complained about a tenant who allegedly owes more than $28,000 in rent and fees was...

This Soho loft owner tried to evict a tenant. Then she was arrested
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