Posts Tagged ‘Mark Hersh’

Hersh: ‘Disgusted’ with SRO Biz and Moving On

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After the city announced that the West Side Inn Hostel will no longer be used as an emergency shelter for homeless women, owner Mark Hersh said he wants out of operating single room occupancy (SRO) buildings. “I’m selling the [Colonial House Hotel], I’m getting out the business. I’m moving to Florida,” Hersh told West Side [&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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