85 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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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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