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Far From Normal: Peter Cooper Village Residents Still Struggling

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

PETER COOPER VILLAGE RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO GAS, ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND FLOODED BASEMENTS While most of Manhattan’s East Side neighborhoods have overcome Hurricane Sandy’s damages, some areas are still trying to catch up. Peter Cooper Village, particularly, is in an ongoing struggle to restore basic services to some of its buildings, like gas and intercoms, [&hellip
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Community Soapbox …

Written by NYPress on . Posted in West Side Spirit

The best comments from NYPress.com More Rent Reg Rent regulation is crucial in this city (“Rent Spike Denied,” April 26), and was instituted to prevent profiteering by landlords in a market short on available apartments. That it protects the majority whose median income is $37,000/year is important—but it would be better if more tenants, not [&hellip
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PUTTING NAMES TO CORP. LANDLORDS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli When the Department of Homeless Services wanted to open a shelter in a West 107th Street building last February, the city was unaware of the landlord’s identity. The building’s owner was G M Canmar Residence Corporation. But the West Side Spirit used Department of Finance records to identify the owner as Mark [&hellip
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Hostel Takeover: Violations, Landlord Questions on W. 107th St.

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

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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Construction in ‘Vacant’ Building

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Among the brownstones and high rises on West 103rd Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, there is one building that appears to be abandoned. Scaffolding hugs the façade, permits from the Department of Buildings plaster the glass front door and windows are covered in plastic. But there are actually six tenants living at [&hellip
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