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06.17.15 Liam Mathews

On Wednesday, Daniel Melamed, owner of 1578 Union Street, a residential building in Crown Heights, became the first landlord arrested by the task force convened by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The task force is going landlords who harass and threaten their rent-stabilized tenants in attempts to force […]

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06.08.15 Liam Mathews

The Associated Press reports on a shady industry that has popped up as part of New York City’s affordable housing crisis, where landlords hire “tenant relocation specialists” to intimidate rent-stabilized tenants into moving out so the landlords can rent the apartments at market rate. Market rate in some neighborhoods has increased by 90% since 2002, […]

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07.10.12 Andy Cush

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has updated his Worst Landlords Watch List, calling out 330 City landlords on their dubious practices. De Blasio hopes the list will empower the public and embarrass the terrible landlords into changing their ways. “No one likes to have their friends and their family and people they […]

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