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‘Round K’ Cafe Opens at Samy Mahfar’s 99 Allen Street

Posted June 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

Allen and Delancey is changing again. Samy Mahfar purchased 99 Allen Street from Heaven Way Buddha Church in September 2013 for $4.4 million. After two years of renovations, including a jet black makeover, the storefronts are finally stocked. And like all of the other properties in the SMA Equities roster, the exterior carries that same […]

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Landlord Daniel Melamed was arrested for harassing tenants

‘Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force’ Collars First Slumlord for Endangering Rent Regulated Tenants

Posted June 18, 2015 at 5:10 am

Are tenants finally getting a leg up on landlords with a penchant for harassment? It’s possible. Four months after its press-friendly debut, the much-ballyhooed Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force collared its first slumlord. No, it’s not Samy Mahfar or Ben Shaoul, but a building owner in Crown Heights. Charges were brought against Daniel Melamed for […]

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Anastasia Photo is Relocating Around the Corner to 143 Ludlow Street 

Posted June 1, 2015 at 9:22 am

One gallery stalwart on upper Orchard Street is gearing up for a change in scenery. Anastasia Photo, exhibiting photography on the block for years, is relocating around the corner to 143 Ludlow Street. The move was just announced on Facebook and (in real life) with a small computer printout at the new Hell Square location. […]

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DOH Implements New Lead Dust Procedures in Response to Mahfar Tenant Harassment

Last modified May 26, 2015 at 7:48 am

Those following the saga of Samy Mahfar (aka SMA Equities) know that the controversial landlord subjected tenants to hazardous lead levels in at least two of his many Lower East Side Holdings. For instance, tests conducted by the Department of Health concluded that 102 Norfolk Street boasted 2,900 times the legal limit. The scary exposure became […]

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Rumor: Samy Mahfar Shopping Around 102 Norfolk, Tenants Respond with Warnings to Suitors

Last modified May 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

The negative press, lawsuits, and coalition of organized tenants reportedly has SMA Equities on the run. Word on the street is that the company is trying to sell off the more “problematic” Lower East Side holdings. This intel would make sense given that Samy Mahfar already sold 210 Rivington Street to the Notorious Soudry family […]

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‘Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force’ Raids Samy Mahfar Properties on the LES

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 10:42 am

That newfangled Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force first announced last year finally got its shit together, and is reportedly on the offensive against SMA Equities. The alphabet soup of city agencies (DOB, FDNY, HPD, etc.) coordinated a “raid” against several Samy Mahfar-owned buildings on the Lower East Side on Wednesday afternoon, we are told. One tenant tells […]

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Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to Ariel Soudry for $12M

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

We broke news last week that controversial landlord Samy Mahfar had ditched one of his flashpoint Lower East Side properties – 210 Rivington. Confirmation of the sale arrived yesterday afternoon. Indeed, public records confirm our scoop that the Soudry family (Ariel and father Abraham) – under the corporate shell “210 Rivington A.S. Realty LLC” – […]

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Rumor: Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to the Notorious Ariel Soudry

Posted April 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

Samy Mahfar and his SMA Equities management company already did enough damage at 210 Rivington Street. Time to move on, it seems. Word on the street is that the controversial landlord just sold off the corner property. As in last week. No cause for celebration, though. The alleged buyer, we are told, is no better […]

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

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:08 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 slumlord – 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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