83 Bowery

Residents of 83 Bowery Protest Margaret Chin for Selling out Chinatown

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:05 am

With Margaret Chin up for re-election next month, these Chinatown Bowery denizens are making plenty of noise in opposition. The embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery, deadlocked in battle with landlord Joseph Betesh, are protesting the councilwoman at her headquarters later today. The protest rally is the second such action in a month for this Tenants […]

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Bowery Tenants Protest Harassment and Eviction Tactics of Slumlord Joseph Betesh

Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:11 am

Embattled rent regulated tenants at 83-85 Bowery are committed to fighting landlord Joseph Betesh. The Tenants Association there is holding a protest against Betesh later today to shine light on the displacement and alleged lack of repairs in the two tenements. Betesh purchased the adjacent tenements at 83-85 Bowery back in 2013 alongside ten other […]

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Tenants Protest Bowery Slumlord Joseph Betesh with Demonstration at Dr. Jay’s this Morning

Posted June 14, 2016 at 5:18 am

Advocates of holdout tenants living at 83-85 Bowery now charge that slumlord Joseph Betesh misled the public last month that a settlement was reached and that the 27 low-income families would be spared eviction. Apparently, no such accord was forged. The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side organized a demonstration for this morning […]

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Report: Bowery Slumlord Joseph Betesh Settles with Tenants Over Harassment Dispute

Posted May 11, 2016 at 9:22 am

Could the tide be turning against the slumlords of the Lower East Side? Yesterday, one day after Steve Croman was charged with 20 felonies, the residents of 83-85 Bowery announced a legal settlement in the lawsuit with their landlord, Joseph Betesh. The deal, which is still being hammered out, staves off eviction for 27 low-income immigrant […]

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Ongoing Tenant Harassment on the Bowery Sparks Rally Against Landlord Joseph Betesh

Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery are still struggling against their landlord of three years, Joseph Betesh. The Dr. Jay’s magnate purchased these adjacent tenements back in 2013 alongside ten other Bowery buildings in a blockbuster portfolio deal valued at $62 million. It didn’t take long for the alleged harassment to begin. Holdout tenants subsequently organized […]

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Facing Eviction, Bowery Residents Speak Out Against Harassment by Landlord Joseph Betesh

Posted May 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

The same old tenant harassment tactics we see time and again are reportedly being employed down on the Bowery in Chinatown. Time to add Joseph Betesh (pka Milestone Equities) to the list of slumlords that are trying to toss longtime residents in favor of money. They call it “tremendous upside” in industry parlance. Betesh purchased […]

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