Samy Mahfar

102 Norfolk St., July 2014

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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Samy Mahfar Stooge Michel Pimienta is Harassing 22 Spring Street, Tenants Allege

Last modified April 14, 2015 at 7:36 am

It’s not just the purported gas tampering that worries residents of 22 Spring Street, but also a familiar threat. That bully Michel Pimienta is reportedly back at it… Michel Pimienta is/was the trusty tool in Samy Mahfar’s utility belt, helping the controversial landlord better capitalize on his acquisitions. He’s a hired hand on the front […]

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Samy Mahfar Slapped with Stop-Work Order for Illegal Gas System at 22 Spring Street

Last modified April 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

It would appear that the Department of Buildings is on a defensive, yet proactive footing in the wake of the deadly explosion on Second Avenue last week. Allegedly tampering with gas lines at 22 Spring Street is proving problematic for SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar), yet potentially dangerous for tenants. In a swift follow-up to […]

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Samy Mahfar was Issued Violations for Illegal ‘Gas Tapping’ at 22 Spring Street

Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

Of all the SMA Equities properties netting negative news lately, 22 Spring Street hasn’t even appeared as a blip on the proverbial radar. Until now, at least. The Little Italy tenement (near Elizabeth) is a recent acquisition, purchased by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar in October of last year for $8.5 million. It’s the same old […]

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