There are slumlords and then there are slumlords.
Three Brooklyn landlords were arrested yesterday for failing to address a combined 500 open housing code violations on two properties, according to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
First they came for the bars, then they came for the parks. Now it could even become harder for New Yorkers to smoke in their apartments.
Residents have long had to worry about their neighbors smoking, and landlords were often held to account, but never before had a case been brought in court Read More
Ask most apartment tenants or tenant advocacy organizers to describe the typical New York City landlord and they would likely describe Mr. Potter, the mean-spirited, grumpy old man played by Lionel Barrymore in Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. In the movie, Mr. Potter is the perfect villain and counterpoint to the Read More