Some 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.
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.
After repeated tries, CBS 2 finally tracked down a city commissioner who has the power to get their homes fixed and their landlord punished.
The group demanded that the De Blasio administration enforce laws on affordable housing so that regular people aren’t chased out of neighborhoods.
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.
A Brooklyn landlord accused of demolishing his tenants’ apartments in an effort to force them out appeared in housing court Thursday.
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.
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.
A mother of four said her apartment in the other Bushwick building was practically demolished by wrecking crews when she was not home.
A pair of signs posted on apartment doors sitting across from each other in a Brooklyn tenement offer a foreboding message.