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.
The victim has owned an apartment building on Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen for more than a decade.
After repeated tries, CBS 2 finally tracked down a city commissioner who has the power to get their homes fixed and their landlord punished.
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 new twist has emerged in a landlord-tenant dispute over a rent-controlled apartment in Long Island City, Queens.
A group of tenants in Brooklyn say their landlord is trashing the property to push out long-time residents and then raise the rents.
The body of 57-year-old Mahuddin Mahmud was found Tuesday in the basement of a building he owned on McDonald Avenue in Kensington.
Police on Tuesday were trying to solve a murder mystery in Brooklyn after a landlord’s own brother discovered him dead with his throat slashed and face burned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday served a major subpoena on a New York City landlord, accusing the firm of kicking immigrant tenants out just so it could raise the rents.
The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has voted rent can go up 4 percent on one-year leases and 7.75 percent on two-year leases on rent-stabilized apartments.
Under the proposal, a one-year lease could see a rent increase from 3.25 percent to 6.25 percent. A two-year lease could go up from 5 percent to 9.5 percent, according to the rent board.
The city said it has been receiving complaints about the elevator since 2012, and residents said they have been begging for help.
A landlord in the Ozone Park section of Queens says that the court system is completely unfair to landlords, and he cites one specific example to prove his case.
On Wednesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked why the city hasn’t helped residents being persecuted by landlords who refuse to provide heat. His answer may lead to better times for the oppressed.
This year’s tough winter has left thousands of New York City residents literally out in the cold. Many have been fighting for heat with landlords who don’t provide it.