Tenants at 143 Ludlow Sue Samy Mahfar; Rooftop Extension Still Happening

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 7:48 am

The eight remaining rent-stabilized residents in the building organized, and are now suing developer Samy Mahfar for hazardous living conditions.

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The Plight of Taylor Mead Amidst Ludlow Landlord Harassment

Last modified March 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

At 87, Taylor Mead remains a Lower East Side legend. But the prolific artist resides in an area which is now deemed Hell Square. And for him, the name rings true.

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Tenants’ Rights to Building Heat

Last modified January 25, 2013 at 6:49 am

Amidst this Arctic blast, are tenants of 132 Orchard Street experiencing issues with heat?

Embattled Residents of 11 Allen Continue the Fight

Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

Fei Wang purchased the tenement building at 11 Allen Street in early 2011, and has since fought tooth-and-nail to evict its longtime tenants.

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Landlord Ben Shaoul Doesn’t Understand Why Tenants Complaining

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm

“Why are my tenants complaining about my improvements? Like, how about a pat on the back for doing that work? Instead, we get resistance the whole way through.” Words likely to boil the blood from landlord Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul. The Times penned a lengthy piece on the controversial real estate figure over the weekend, which […]

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