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Bully the Bully: Taking a Step Back at Samy Mahfar’s 102 Norfolk Street [OP-ED]

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:01 am

We broke news earlier this week that several tenants living in Samy Mahfar-owned buildings around the Lower East Side organized an association (“Mahfar Tenants Coaltion”) to help combat the controversial landlord’s terrible track record of harassment. Their focus for the moment is on the toxic lead levels at 102 Norfolk and 210 Rivington Streets earlier this year. […]

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Rosie Mendez Goes ‘Lower East Side Nuclear’ on Samy Mahfar Stooge at Opposition Rally Yesterday [VIDEO]

Last modified December 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

Fed up with the harassment and constant “war zone” conditions during luxury upgrades, a coalition of tenants in Samy Mahfar properties assembled yesterday afternoon for an impromptu rally of opposition. The Mahfar Tenants Coalition was joined by local electeds to shine a light on the toxic lead levels at both 102 Norfolk and 210 Rivington […]

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‘Mahfar Tenants Coalition’ Holding Impromptu Press Conference Today About Toxic Living Conditions at Mahfar Properties

Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

Fed-up tenants from a collection of Samy Mahfar-owned buildings have organized to fight back. Right under his nose. Two months in the making, the Mahfar Tenants Coalition is a nascent grassroots group aimed at combating the controversial (nay, hated) landlord and his purportedly illegal tenant harassment tactics. And unsafe living conditions. We are told that […]

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Local Pols Fight for Tenants’ Rights at Samy Mahfar’s 102 Norfolk Street

Posted October 20, 2014 at 5:19 am

Local politicians are rallying around the plight of embattled tenants of 102 Norfolk Street. Those residential holdouts are living amidst unsafe conditions, thanks entirely to slumlord Samy Mahfar, who purchased the building last year for $11 million. Councilwoman Margaret Chin, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Manhattan BP Gale Brewer collectively sent a letter […]

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Mayor de Blasio Signing Landlord Harassment Bill Into Law Today

Posted September 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

City Council unanimously approved a bill last week that strengthens penalties for landlords guilty of harassing tenants. Momentum is with the little guy, it seems, as Mayor de Blasio will sign the bill into law later this afternoon with a public ceremony. As previously reported, maximum penalty for offenders is increased from $5,000 per residential […]

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It’ll Cost Upwards of $800k to Live Inside the Cantilevered Condo at 100 Norfolk Street

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

100 Norfolk Street has yet to rise above its tattered plywood perimeter, yet its housing stock is already on the open market. The cantilevered mess of condos destined for this site are solely for the upper crust. Sales of the thirty homes went live yesterday, as did the official website. The eyesore proposed for 100 […]

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100 Norfolk Offers ’38 Units and 100 Reasons’ to Cringe

Posted August 20, 2014 at 6:04 am

The project site at 100 Norfolk Street now boasts branded plywood wrapping for the eventual mess of construction to debut here shortly. Helmed by Adam America Real Estate and the Horizon Group, the 12-story development now carries the cringeworthy tagline of “38 units 100 reasons” to be here. A new website also just went live, but […]

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An Update on the Tenant Struggle Against Samy Mahfar’s Luxury Conversion of 102 Norfolk

Posted August 6, 2014 at 5:37 am

Herewith, more evidence of alleged harassment tactics employed by Samy Mahfar and SMA Equities inside the war zone of 102 Norfolk Street. In a nutshell, the implementation of building-wide “system upgrades” has tenants fuming. This yellow letter recently slipped under apartment doors alerts tenants to seemingly mandatory “upgrades” to their outdated “electrical panels” and “state […]

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Local Pols Respond to Steve Croman’s Deplorable Tenant Harassment Tactics

Posted August 1, 2014 at 6:09 am

Last week, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched a probe into the “potentially illegal tactics used by landlord Steven Croman, 47, to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their valuable apartments.” They’re looking into possible violations of both city and state statutes. In response to the far-reaching tenant harassment, local politicians naturally added their two cents to […]

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84-Year-Old Escapes Injury After Ceiling Collapses During Samy Mahfar’s Luxury Conversion of 102 Norfolk

Last modified July 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Here’s the latest dispatch from the 102 Norfolk Street “war zone,” where controversial landowner Samy Mahfar is currently amidst a luxury conversion. We are told that, on Tuesday evening, a large chunk of bathroom ceiling in apartment #1 collapsed. The 84-year-old tenant was inside at the time, and was miraculously unharmed. Renovations in unit #6 […]

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