Posts Tagged ‘landlord’

Gov. Signs Illegal Hotels Bill

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By Alice Robb A new law will protect New York City tenants and tourists from the dangers of illegal hotels. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, was signed into law July 23 by Governor David Paterson. For decades, landlords have exploited ambiguous wording in state and city laws [&hellip
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Hostel Takeover: Violations, Landlord Questions on W. 107th St.

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Mark Hersh is notorious among tenant and affordable housing activists. In 1990, the Village Voice called him one of the city’s worst landlords for wielding a baseball bat to scare his tenants, an incident that earned him the nickname “West Side Batman.” In 2002, a representative from the Goddard Riverside SRO Law Project told Community [&hellip
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