After two instances of harassment from police impersonators entering their building, tenants at 50 West 93rd Street on the Upper West Side are holding a meeting with advocates and local elected officials to learn their rights and how to protect themselves.
The first instance occurred on August 20, 2015 when armed men, who identified themselves as police, entered the building, went to several rent stabilized tenants’ apartments, and questioned them about how long they lived in the building and who they lived with. Two weeks after the first incident, the suspects returned and rang the bell of another rent stabilized tenant.
The police impersonators have not yet been caught.
A meeting about police impersonators who have harassed tenants at 50 West 93rd Street with tenants, tenant advocates, and local elected officials.
- Jeffrey Margulies, Assistant Commissioner, Tenant Protection Unit, NY State Department of Homes and Community Renewal
- Office of Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
- Office of Helen Rosenthal, Council Member
- Office of Bill Perkins, Harlem State Senator
- Office of Daniel O’Donnell, State Assembly Member
- Larry Wood, Goddard Riverside Law Project
- Representative from the New York City Commission on Human Rights
- Sue Susman, Esq.
- Police officers from the 24th Precinct
- Tenants from 50 West 93rd Street