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1984 IS NOW!

Editor's Note: Wrote this article for the Cooperator back in 2005 -- but much of it still rings true.... Surveillance Equipment in Your Building Good Security, Or Big Brother? By Lucas A. Ferrara, ...
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LESS THAN STELLAR LANDLORDS WILL BE CALLED TO TASK

NYC Tenants Say Landlord Overcharged Them By Skirting Rent Regulations A group of tenants are suing Stellar Management, accusing the company of overcharging them on their leases By Ciara McCarthy ...
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THEY'VE HUNG US OUT TO DRY!

Dozens Of Tenants Sue Big-Time Landlord Over Alleged Systematic Illegal Rent Increases BY NATHAN TEMPEY IN NEWS ON APR 19, 2017 1:35 PM 701 West 177th Street, a Washington Heights building owned by ...
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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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NYC NEEDS A LAND BANK!

Statement From NYC Comptroller Stringer on New York City’s Missed Opportunity to Benefit from A.G. Schneiderman’s Land Bank Grants Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced $20 ...
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TIME TO RISE!

A.G. Schneiderman Announces New Program To Address And Transform Problem Homes And Buildings Cities For Responsible Investment And Strategic Enforcement (“Cities RISE”) Will Equip Up To 40 ...
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THE LIFE OF A SMALL-TIME LANDLORD

By Ronda Kaysen Landlords loom large in New York City, where two-thirds of residents are renters. We often think of a landlord as a faceless institution that raises the rent as coolly as it dispatches ...
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LET THE RICH PAY FOR ELDER ASSISTANCE

Mayor de Blasio and State Assemblymember Cymbrowitz Speak With Brooklyn Seniors About Elder Rental Assistance Program Funded By Mansion Tax Legislation Mayor Bill de Blasio and State Assembly Member ...
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A BILLION ON ROOFS

City Commits $1 Billion to Fix NYCHA Roofs Ten Year Projections for Roof Replacements. Image Credit: Mayor’s Office. City to slate $1 billion in City capital for the replacement of over 700 ...
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OWNERS & TENANTS: REDUCE GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS

Mayor de Blasio Announces Major Expansion of NYC Carbon Challenge as 22 Commercial Owners and Tenants Commit to Dramatically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Next 10 Years Commitment by additional ...
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KEEPING CHELSEA'S PENN SOUTH CO-OP AFFORDABLE

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH: OMB SIGNS OFF ON PENN SOUTH REFINANCING AGREEMENT; FEDERAL APPROVAL MEANS THAT CO-OP IN CHELSEA WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS TO MIDDLE-CLASS ...
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VICKI BEEN HEADS BACK TO SCHOOL

City Housing Commissioner Steps Down After Three Years of Progress HPD Commissioner Vicki Been answering questions at the 130th CityLaw Breakfast. Image credit: CityLaw Vicki Been stepped down as ...
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THEY'RE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces M/WBE Firms Win Bids to Build Hundreds of Affordable Homes at Six City-Owned Sites City land in three boroughs to become 100 percent affordable housing M/WBE projects; ...
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KEEPING CHELSEA'S PENN SOUTH AFFORDABLE

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT SWIFT FEDERAL ACTION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS AT ONE OF LAST REMAINING MIDDLE CLASS URBAN OASES—PENN SOUTH CO-OP— COULD BE AT RISK; SENATOR URGES OMB TO QUICKLY ...
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WHO PROVES DISCRIMINATION IN A PLEADING?

Discriminatory Property Tax Case Dismissed Image Credit: nyc.gov Tenant alleged that the City’s allocation of the property tax burden violated due process and equal protection. Ernest Robinson ...
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DISCRIMINATING DEVELOPERS DISCIPLINED

Mississippi Developers Agree to Settle Housing Discrimination Lawsuit The Justice Department announced that the developers of six multi-family housing complexes in southern Mississippi have agreed to ...
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CHEATING LANDLORDS CALLED TO TASK

Harlem landlord Big City Realty cheated rent-stabilized tenants, lawsuit claims Investigation by pro-tenant group says firm handed out market-rate leases in J-51 buildings, billed for false repairs ...
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HARLEM TENANTS SUE LANDLORD OVER ILLEGAL RENTS

EXCLUSIVE: Harlem tenants accuse landlord of illegally hiking up rent in over 20 buildings in class action lawsuit The Harlem landlord allegedly claimed to have made the hikes under a false claim that ...
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EXTREMELY UNCOOPERATIVE?

After Isaac and Janice O. had their tenancy terminated by their cooperative landlord–Lincoln Guild Housing Corporation--the New York County Civil Court ended up siding with the tenants, and ...
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NEW AFFORDABLE HARLEM HOUSING

Testimony on New Affordable Housing in East Harlem Heard at City Planning Lexington Gardens II. Image Credit: Manhattan Community Board 11 Concerns were raised at City Planning hearing about ...
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CLOSING TIME?

Tenants Reginald and Maria B. had a right to purchase the house in which they lived for $2,500,000. But after their lease expired the landlord’s trustee – Melissa K. – agreed to sell ...
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BROOKLYN TENANTS GET THEIR MONEY BACK

Governor Cuomo Announces $250,000 in Rent Overcharges Returned to Rent Regulated Tenants in Brooklyn Building Tenant Protection Unit’s Audit of a Building Receiving 421-a Tax Benefits Uncovered ...
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OCCUPY THIS!

135 West 13 th Street, LLC, sought possession of one of Judith & Danielle’s rent-stabilized apartment because it wasn't their “primary residence.” After trial, the New York ...
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NYC LANDLORD INFLATED REGULATED RENTS

Real Estate Co. Accused Of Illegally Inflating NYC Rents By Kat Greene A proposed class of New York City tenants on Tuesday accused multibillion-dollar real estate portfolio manager A&E Real ...
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IT'S HEAT SEASON!

Mayor de Blasio and HPD Commissioner Been: "Heat Season" Now in Effect for All Apartments As New York’s “heat season” begins, the City reminds tenants of their rights and ...
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