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Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo Announces Probe Of Landlord Accused Of Purposely Trashing Apartments

Gov. 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.

04/24/2014

A pair of Brooklyn families claim that their landlord trashed their apartments in an effort to force them out of their rent-stabilized homes. (Credit CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Commissioner Says HPD Is ‘Pursuing Every Tool’ Against Brooklyn Landlord

After repeated tries, CBS 2 finally tracked down a city commissioner who has the power to get their homes fixed and their landlord punished.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Demonstrators Hit Bushwick Streets To Demand Crackdown On Notorious Landlord

The group demanded that the De Blasio administration enforce laws on affordable housing so that regular people aren’t chased out of neighborhoods.

04/06/2014

Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Bushwick Landlord Accused Of Trying To Force Rent-Stabilized Tenants Out Testifies For First Time

Joel Israel testified for the first time at his contempt hearing for not making repairs at 98 Linden Street as he has agreed to do.

04/04/2014

Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Landlord Accused Of Destroying Apartments To Force Out Tenants Appears In Court

A Brooklyn landlord accused of demolishing his tenants’ apartments in an effort to force them out appeared in housing court Thursday.

03/27/2014

Brooklyn Housing Protest

Renters Protest Against Alleged Wrecking Of Brooklyn Apartments

Renters 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.

03/18/2014

Brooklyn Apartment Trashed

CBS 2 Exclusive: Complaints Mount Against Brooklyn Landlords Accused Of Wrecking Apartments

The 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.

03/07/2014

Brooklyn Apartment Trashed

CBS 2 Exclusive: Apartment Demolished, Left Uninhabitable At Another Bushwick Building

A mother of four said her apartment in the other Bushwick building was practically demolished by wrecking crews when she was not home.

03/06/2014

A pair of Brooklyn families claim that their landlord trashed their apartments in an effort to force them out of their rent-stabilized homes. (Credit CBS 2)

City Tells Bushwick Families To Leave Homes Deemed Dangerous And Unsafe

A pair of signs posted on apartment doors sitting across from each other in a Brooklyn tenement offer a foreboding message.

02/26/2014