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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...
Why 75 tenants were removed from
Joseph Betesh’s Chinatown building
January 19, 2018 10:05AM
UPDATED, 10:37 a.m., Jan 22: The city has deemed a building in Chinatown uninhabitable following a court-ordered inspection, leaving at least 75 tenants without a...
Lawsuit accuses Steve Croman of illegally deregulating East Harlem apartments
January 09, 2018 10:45AM
A new lawsuit claims landlord Steve Croman, who is serving jail time for mortgage and tax fraud, illegally deregulated apartments in East Harlem. The...
Notorious NYC landlord pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, grand larceny
November 27, 2017 04:10PM
The convictions keep coming for Daniel Melamed. The notorious New York landlord who was previously convicted of illegally evicting tenants pleaded guilty on Monday...
State files complaint against Queens landlord who threatened to evict undocumented immigrants
November 06, 2017 12:20PM
The Queens landlord who threatened to evict his tenants if they could not prove they were legally in the United States is now facing...
BK landlords agree to pay $132K for breaking tenant buyout rules
November 03, 2017 03:30PM
Two Brooklyn landlords must pay $132,000 for buying tenants out of their rent-stabilized apartments without notifying them of their legal rights. Brothers Graham and...
Bronx tenants forced to share bathroom while landlord renovates building
October 25, 2017 10:05AM
A Bronx landlord is forcing his tenants share one bathroom after shutting off water in their units during building renovations. The owners started turning...
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...
After a fire injured 12, tenants mull asking judge to strip Bronx landlord of building
August 21, 2017 01:05PM
More than a month after an electrical fire injured a dozen people at a multifamily building in the South Bronx, residents say they may...
Paydirt: The multifamily market is a reputational minefield
August 21, 2017 11:00AM
No document is perhaps as loathed by real estate players as the “Worst Landlords Watchlist.” The scorecard, started by then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio...
Icon Realty Management at center of tenant harassment probe
August 16, 2017 05:40PM
Mark Maurer and Will Parker
Icon Realty Management is being investigated by a joint state-city task force focused on preventing tenant harassment, The Real Deal has learned. The task...
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’...
Landlord lessons from the Croman saga
July 25, 2017 07:30AM
Rich Bockmann and Will Parker
From the July issue: In 2002, Steve Croman, a slick broker-turned-landlord who had amassed an enviable portfolio of Manhattan rental buildings, set his sights on a...
BK tenant sues Jonas Equities for attempting illegal eviction
July 11, 2017 06:00PM
A family residing in one of Jonas Equities’ former Brooklyn rental buildings is suing the company, claiming it tried to illegally evict them. Carmen...
Editor’s note: Landlords behind bars
July 03, 2017 03:05PM
From the July issue: A push toward looser business regulation might be the trend these days in Washington, D.C., but in New York City, it’s been...
Landlord Daniel Melamed found guilty of illegally evicting tenants
June 21, 2017 02:30PM
UPDATED, June 22, 2:08 p.m.: Another multifamily landlord is facing potential jail time as authorities ramp up their investigations and prosecutions of tenant-harassment cases. Crown...
Bronx landlord allegedly overcharged on rents despite scoring $3M in tax breaks
May 25, 2017 01:30PM
A Bronx landlord changed tenants as much as $500 more a month than was permitted under rent stabilization rules, despite scoring $3.2 million in...
BK landlord gets up to 6 years prison for bribing DOB worker
May 08, 2017 02:30PM
UPDATED, May 8, 2:55 p.m.: Brooklyn landlord Herman Epstein will spend up to six years in prison for attempting to bribe a Department of Buildings...
Steve Croman to cut deal that would see him serve 8 months behind bars
May 02, 2017 12:57PM
Disgraced landlord Steve Croman is nearing a plea deal that will see him do eight months behind bars and pay fines totaling between $5...
REBNY staunchly opposes tenant harassment bills
April 19, 2017 03:30PM
As state and city officials ramp up efforts against unscrupulous landlords, the Real Estate Board of New York is firing back against a bill...
Bridge Investment targets $500M in Opportunity Zone possibilities
Developers bristle over Chicago’s new affordable housing rules
Riverside Church buys Union Theological Seminary dorm for $47M
Diane von Furstenberg’s prince son buys
432 Park Avenue pad
GreenOak shoots for $90M sellout at UWS condo conversion
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