In Harlem Building, ‘The City Is The Slumlord’

city-is-worse-harlem-landlordThe floorboards of the apartments at 161 West 140th Street cracked below my feet and I was told many times to watch my step because they were considered unstable. Continue Reading →

New York Isn’t Telling Tenants They May Be Protected From Big Rent Hikes From Harlem To Hollis

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By Cezary Podkul

In February of 2015, Lilian Piedra received a letter with devastating news: Her landlord was jacking up the rent for her four-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s Washington Heights from $2,100 a month to $3,500. Continue Reading →

Landlord’s Campaign To Displace Rent-Stabilized Tenants In Harlem

mark levine 2On Saturday, January 30, elected officials, tenants, and tenant advocates from Pa’lante Harlem will rally in front of 3147 and 3149 Broadway in an effort to highlight the predatory behavior of the building’s owner, BCB Property Management. Continue Reading →