Joel Israel

Brooklyn Landlords Accused Of Trashing Apartments ArrestedThe Israel brothers pleaded not guilty to charges of scheme to defraud, burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief, unlawful eviction, offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records.
Housing Court Orders Brooklyn Landlord To Make Repairs To Greenpoint BuildingSome Brooklyn renters say their landlord tore up floors and walls to force them out. Now, after a year-long battle, tenants are celebrating a legal victory after a housing court judge ordered the owner to make crucial building repairs.
Cuomo Announces Probe Of Landlord Accused Of Purposely Trashing ApartmentsGov. Andrew Cuomo has stepped in the middle of an ongoing battle between a landlord and his Brooklyn tenants who claim their rent-stabilized apartments were destroyed in an effort to force them out.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Commissioner Says HPD Is 'Pursuing Every Tool' Against Brooklyn LandlordAfter repeated tries, CBS 2 finally tracked down a city commissioner who has the power to get their homes fixed and their landlord punished.
Demonstrators Hit Bushwick Streets To Demand Crackdown On Notorious LandlordThe group demanded that the De Blasio administration enforce laws on affordable housing so that regular people aren't chased out of neighborhoods.
Bushwick Landlord Accused Of Trying To Force Rent-Stabilized Tenants Out Testifies For First TimeJoel Israel testified for the first time at his contempt hearing for not making repairs at 98 Linden Street as he has agreed to do.
Landlord Accused Of Destroying Apartments To Force Out Tenants Appears In CourtA Brooklyn landlord accused of demolishing his tenants' apartments in an effort to force them out appeared in housing court Thursday.
Renters Protest Against Alleged Wrecking Of Brooklyn ApartmentsRenters were making noise in Brooklyn Tuesday night, demanding an end to slumlord tactics as they chose a building the called the worst of the worst for their protest.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Complaints Mount Against Brooklyn Landlords Accused Of Wrecking ApartmentsThe lives of some Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been turned upside down, after their apartments were left in ruins and they said their landlords were to blame.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Apartment Demolished, Left Uninhabitable At Another Bushwick BuildingA mother of four said her apartment in the other Bushwick building was practically demolished by wrecking crews when she was not home.
City Tells Bushwick Families To Leave Homes Deemed Dangerous And UnsafeA pair of signs posted on apartment doors sitting across from each other in a Brooklyn tenement offer a foreboding message.
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