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100 Montaditos on Ludlow Street is Officially Kaput

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

For 100 Montaditos, it’s one culture, zero ways to do it. At least on on the battered upper section of Ludlow Street. When it came to the Lower East Side iteration, the Spanish-based fast casual chain was an epic fail and a perfect example of how evading the host community can hurt in the long run. […]

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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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Press conference in opposition to Samy Mahfar, December 2014

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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East Coast MMA Opening ‘Fight Shop’ at 131 Orchard Street

Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:00 am

The half of 131 Orchard initially earmarked for Black Tree expansion has taken a different commercial course entirely. Back to retail for the former leather vendor M.S. Fashions. This south store was under the knife these last few months, shielded by a tattered sidewalk shed sheathed in graffiti and DOB permits. Coincidentally, construction concluded last […]

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Black Tree Nixes Expansion Into Adjacent Space; Principals Eye 122 Orchard Street

Last modified December 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Serving Orchard Street for a year and a half, Brooklyn-based Black Tree was thought to be on the offensive. Having already secured proper blessings from Community Board 3, the low key “farm-to-table” sandwich shop was poised to annex the adjacent store and with full liquor. But landlord greed was reportedly the proverbial monkey wrench in […]

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100 Montaditos is Closing Down Its Ludlow Street Location After Only 3 Months

Last modified December 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

Barely three short months into its tenure at 177 Ludlow Street, 100 Montaditos is already dead in the water. Kaput. For added perspective, it took more than a year for the Spanish fast-casual establishment to open in the first place. But no surprise here; the place was perpetually empty from the start. Convenient that 100 […]

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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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Samy Mahfar Spent $5.25M to Acquire 113 Stanton Street

Last modified October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

Samy Mahfar is now the proud owner of 113 Stanton Street. And the longtime residents couldn’t be more pissed. As we reported last month, the tenants anticipated the sale and already organized a defense force in anticipation of the likely luxury conversion. It took a few weeks for the purchase price to go live, though. […]

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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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