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Tenants and Advocates Publicly Lambast Samy Mahfar for Constant Harassment and Unsafe Living Conditions

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

In a high-profile move, embattled residents of Samy Mahfar (SMA Equities) properties queued yesterday in the rain to announce a new round of legal action. Indeed, now a total of four buildings are suing the notorious landlord – 102 Norfolk, 113 Stanton, 22 Spring, and 210 Rivington. Here is a quick recap of what went […]

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Samy Mahfar Tenants File 3 More Lawsuits Alleging Harassment; Press Conference Planned Today

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the embattled tenants of SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) properties across the neighborhood – collectively the Mahfar Tenants’ Alliance – it’s a full court press. Word just came down the pike that residents in three other buildings are filing a lawsuit against the controversial landlord (210 Rivington, 22 Spring, 102 Norfolk). The legal action […]

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Samy Mahfar Stooge Michel Pimienta is Harassing 22 Spring Street, Tenants Allege

Last modified April 14, 2015 at 7:36 am

It’s not just the purported gas tampering that worries residents of 22 Spring Street, but also a familiar threat. That bully Michel Pimienta is reportedly back at it… Michel Pimienta is/was the trusty tool in Samy Mahfar’s utility belt, helping the controversial landlord better capitalize on his acquisitions. He’s a hired hand on the front […]

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Samy Mahfar Slapped with Stop-Work Order for Illegal Gas System at 22 Spring Street

Last modified April 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

It would appear that the Department of Buildings is on a defensive, yet proactive footing in the wake of the deadly explosion on Second Avenue last week. Allegedly tampering with gas lines at 22 Spring Street is proving problematic for SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar), yet potentially dangerous for tenants. In a swift follow-up to […]

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Samy Mahfar was Issued Violations for Illegal ‘Gas Tapping’ at 22 Spring Street

Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

Of all the SMA Equities properties netting negative news lately, 22 Spring Street hasn’t even appeared as a blip on the proverbial radar. Until now, at least. The Little Italy tenement (near Elizabeth) is a recent acquisition, purchased by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar in October of last year for $8.5 million. It’s the same old […]

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Fire-Scorched Pinkberry on Spring Street Melts into Oblivion

Posted January 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

There’s some bloodletting to report on the faddy fro-yo front today. Two downtown locations of Pinkberry are apparently donezo. First. The embattled outpost at 41 Spring Street – which reopened six months ago after a fire-forced hiatus – just papered its windows and is no longer in service. Its business phone line is also terminated, […]

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Birdbath Bakery is Opening a New Location on Spring Street in Little Italy

Last modified November 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

Melbourne-based Crumpler closed its minuscule retail operation on Spring Street back in September. The store functioned there for a decade. Well, it didn’t take too long for the landlord to score a replacement. Ladies and germs, Birdbath Green Bakery is opening its eighth city location here at in the coming weeks. Birdbath signed the lease […]

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Bartrendr App at It Again with ‘NYC’s Only Bar for On-Duty Pilots’ Stunt

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

That fake bar for pregnant women isn’t the only controversial PR stunt Bartrendr has up its collective sleeve. The bar-finding mobile app is at it again with another faux-pax advert on Spring Street. The commercial unit at 59 Spring is currently masquerading as Black Box, “NYC’s only bar for on duty pilots.” Don’t be fooled, […]

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Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ is Filming in Little Italy Today

Last modified September 24, 2014 at 9:08 am

Remember Agent McNulty from The Wire? Well, it’s quite possible that he’ll be in Little Italy today filming scenes for a new Showtime series called The Affair. The standard “no parking” signs currently dot the neighborhood for the shooting activities. The new program stars Dominic West, Joshua Jackson, and Maura Tierney. The New York Times […]

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Rumored Kardashian Complex at 63 Spring Street is Cited for LPC Violations

Last modified September 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm

With a new ground floor business in Ricky’s NYC, 63 Spring Street is now paying for it. The building resides in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, and the landlord apparently implemented several upgrades to the facade without the necessary permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Owner Jack Terzi – who acquired the property for $15 […]

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