Rent strike

Sunset Park Tenants Say They’ve Launched Rent Strike Against Landlord From Hell

Imagine having your electricity go off every 15 minutes during this intense heat wave. That’s what a group of tenants in Sunset Park, Brooklyn say is happening to them.


NYC slumlords

Public Advocate de Blasio Declares War On NYC Slumlords

There’s a new housing scam to report. Bad landlords, reportedly lining their pockets with taxpayer dough for housing the formerly homeless — but in deplorable conditions.


Midtown Manhattan is seen from the air - New York, NY - Oct 24, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

NYC Getting Proactive On Slumlords

Until now, the city would wait for complaints then check for violations in a building sliding into distress.


A bus on McLean Avenue - Yonkers, NY - File Photo

Public Hearing Planned On Yonkers Nuisance Law

The bill is aimed at cracking down on slumlords, but Yonkers City Council President Chuck Leznick says the public nuisance abatement law is flawed.