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KUSHNER: A RAPACIOUS PREDATOR?

Kushner Cos. hit with another rent-gouging suit A second lawsuit alleges residents paid market rates for what should have been rent-stabilized apartments By Aaron Elstein Photo: Associated Press Jared ...
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SUBSTANTIAL REHAB MEANS IT'S NOT STABILIZED

Converted Commercial Building Exempt from Rent Stabilization 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn. Image credit: GoogleMaps Bedford-Stuyvesant developer converted commercial building into residential apartments. ...
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WEST VILLAGE LANDLORD SKIRTED RENT LAWS

West Village Landlords Overcharge Residents By Skirting Rules, Tenants Say Tenants of a West Village apartment building say their landlords overcharged them by skirting city regulation. By Ciara ...
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BEDFORD STREET TENANTS SUE RUDD

West Village tenants sue Rudd Realty for alleged J-51-related rent overcharges 29 apartments at 28 Bedford Street have been illegally deregulated, plaintiffs allege By Will Parker | June 22, 2017 ...
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MASS RENT VIOLATIONS UNCOVERED

A group of about 60 apartment residents contends in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan that Stellar Management illegally overcharged them By Laura Kusisto April 18, 2017 1:20 p.m. ET A group of about 60 ...
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FORCING A FIX

City Taking Action to Force Eight Irresponsible Landlords to Fix Their 12 Buildings DSS will withhold rent payments for tenants on public assistance unless violations are resolved The “Dirty ...
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HELPING TENANTS FIGHT HARASSMENT

Protecting Tenants and Affordable Housing: Mayor de Blasio's Tenant Support Unit Helps 1,000 Tenants Fight Harassment, Secure Repairs Part of 10-fold increase in free legal services for tenants ...
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NO REMOVING CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM

Governor Cuomo Cracks Down on Landlords Who Illegally Remove Buildings' Central Heating System New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Tenant Protection Unit and Office of Rent ...
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DEFROSTING GATEWAY PLAZA

Unfrozen: Gateway Plaza lawsuit inches forward December 18, 2015 | File photo courtesy of Gateway Plaza Tenants Association A $100-million class-action lawsuit brought by Gateway Plaza tenants over ...
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DEVELOPER ZONKED FOR "CONVERSION TACTICS"

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $1.75 Million Settlement With NYC Developer Over Improper Condo Conversion Tactics Developer Disregarded Rights of Renters During Upper East Side Building Conversion; ...
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GYM ACCESS: FUNDAMENTAL CIVIL RIGHTS?

October 29, 2015 Friends, Every New Yorker - regardless of income, race, gender, ethnicity, age, language, disability, or sexual orientation - is equal, and should be treated as such. So when a group ...
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NO MORE LUXURY APARTMENTS?

MAYOR DE BLASIO CALLS FOR STRONGER RENT LAWS De Blasio: End vacancy decontrol, eliminate vacancy bonus, make improvement rent increases temporary instead of permanent Affordable housing for more than ...
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KNOW YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS?

Wednesday, April 29 Know Your Rights Housing Forum Time: 6PM Location: Union Temple, 331 Hawthorne (Btw New York Ave and Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn
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DID AIMCO AIM TO HARASS?

ALJ Finds Landlord Harassed Tenants HPD brought charges of tenant harassment against an Aimco-owned building in the Upper West Side. Image credit: HPD Testimony showed landlord Aimco routinely ignored ...
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KEEPING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AFFORDABLE

Mayor de Blasio Announces More Than 17,300 Units of Affordable Housing Financed in 2014, Enough to House Nearly 42,000 New Yorkers City exceeds projection of 16,000 units for calendar year 2014 as it ...
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LIVING WITH CONSTRUCTION

Ask Real Estate By RONDA KAYSEN Mom, the Guarantor, Steps In Q. My wife and I own a two-family townhouse. We live in the top two floors and rent out the garden apartment. There is a crawl space that ...
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IN THE TIMES: ON NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS

ASK REAL ESTATE By RONDA KAYSEN Counter Situation Q. When I moved into my rent-controlled apartment nearly 50 years ago, I paid for kitchen upgrades. Today the Formica counter, which I paid for, is ...
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ON MANAGING RESIDENTIAL UNITS

Managing Residential Housing: Effective Techniques to Sustain Rent Increases for Improvements Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:00AM-12:00PM New York County Lawyers' Association 14 Vesey Street, 2nd ...
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CAN'T WELCH ON THIS PENALTY

Salem, Mass. Contractor Faces Penalty for Violating Lead Renovation Rule at Kittery, Maine Site James J. Welch & Co., Inc., based in Salem, Mass., faces a penalty of $28,125 for allegedly ...
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COHEN IN THE TIMES: ON RENOVATING A STABILIZED APARTMENT

This week, our colleague -- Debra S. Cohen (pictured left) -- can be found on the New York Times website responding to a reader's question about renovating a stabilized unit. A copy of that piece ...
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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

In response to a licensee holdover proceeding that was filed against her, Dematra Ondrias presented a letter which she believed established the existence of a tenancy relationship and reinforced her ...
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DEVELOPER MADE INACCESIBLE HOUSING

Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Oregon Developer The Justice Department announced that Oregon developer David Montagne and others affiliated with him have agreed to pay ...
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TIMES READER LOSES HIS BALCONY

Our partner, Glenn H. Spiegel, pictured left, can be found on the New York Times website responding to a reader's question on rent abatements. The text of the piece appears below: Renter Can't ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants My office continues to work with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If the owner of your building is harassing you, ...
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A SEMINAR ON REGULATED HOUSING

REGISTER NOW! Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:00AM - 12:00PM New York County Lawyers' Association 14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium New York, NY Check-In: 8:30AM - 9:00AM Credits: 3.5 MCLE RSA ...
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