Samy Mahfar


Questioning the Rent History at 143 Ludlow; 2 More Longtime Tenants Evicted

Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

That slap on the wrist naturally didn’t do much to deter the illegal luxury conversion at 143 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that building owner (and Lower East Side BID board member) Samy Mahfar, amongst other alleged transgressions, constructed a rooftop addition against city code. His actions were widely reported in the hyperlocal media. The now-seven-story […]

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100 Montaditos Withdraws Application for 177 Ludlow

Last modified May 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

100 Montaditos has eyes for 177 Ludlow Street, but might need to wait a little longer. As we revealed earlier this month, the fast-food cerveceria is applying for a full liquor license inside the former EarthMatters space, but is currently on the hitlist of the LES Dwellers NIMBY. There is an ongoing dialog, though. The group […]

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100 Montaditos to Open at Former Earthmatters on Ludlow

Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:20 am

100 Montaditos already has the distinction of replacing one downtown institution, that being the fabled Pizza Box on Bleecker Street.

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Tenants at 143 Ludlow Sue Samy Mahfar; Illegal Rooftop Still Happening

Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:19 am

The eight remaining rent-stabilized residents in the building organized, and are now suing developer Samy Mahfar for hazardous living conditions.

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Saga at 143 Ludlow: Another Look at Illegal Rooftop Construction

Last modified January 2, 2013 at 6:28 am

For the last few weeks, construction on the illegal rooftop tumor at 143 Ludlow Street has continued unabated.

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Saga at 143 Ludlow: Illegal Rooftop Construction Afoot

Last modified November 28, 2012 at 7:30 am

The surprises keep a-comin’ at 143 Ludlow Street, where some illegal roofwork is currently underway. Drama is most certainly in the air, folks.

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Saga at 143 Ludlow: Converting Apartment Numbers to Erase Rent History

Last modified November 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

143 Ludlow Street is a textbook example of how some landlords try to deregulate buildings for the purposes of luxury conversion.

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Saga at 143 Ludlow: Boutique Shutters, Residents Without Heat

Posted November 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

Much like living conditions upstairs, both storefronts at 143 Ludlow Street are in complete shambles.

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View through the ceiling

143 Ludlow Holdouts Fearing for Safety Amidst Hazardous Interior Demolition

Last modified October 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

For the remaining holdouts at 143 Ludlow Street, the living situation amidst months of interior renovations is quickly worsening.

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Samy Mahfar Purchases 177 Ludlow; EarthMatters Closing Thursday

Posted September 19, 2012 at 6:09 am

EarthMatters, the eleven-year-old health shop at 177 Ludlow, will close its doors for the last time on Friday.

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