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Left in Limbo: Choosing Between Safety and Keeping Our Homes at 159 Stanton [OP-ED]

Posted March 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

The following piece was written by a vacated tenant on behalf of the 159 Stanton Street Tenants Association. On Saturday, February 25, 2017, two apartments at 159 Stanton Street, were vacated due to “imminent danger” to people and property in the building. Several residents, including a 12-year-old child, were displaced. We have been left in limbo, […]

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Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street Displaced Due to Perilous Living Conditions

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:17 am

“I can’t sleep here, the ceiling could come down on me while sleeping.” –Scared Tenant, 159 Stanton Street The timing was tragic. Two days after New York City Housing Court demanded slumlord Steve Croman (aka 9300 Realty) address structural problems on the third floor, two apartments were vacated by order of the city. Several residents had already […]

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Breaking: Vacate Orders Issued at Steve Croman’s 159 Stanton Street

Last modified February 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Embattled tenants of Steve Croman’s 159 Stanton Street face another immediate danger today. Department of Buildings inspectors showed up this morning and issued vacate orders on two of the unit, reportedly displacing tenants. Nothing is filed on the city database yet. The directives are likely related to the perilous conditions created while upscaling this tenement. […]

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Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street Head Back to Court as Living Conditions Worsen

Last modified February 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

While reviled landlord Steve Croman awaits judgement on charges of twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument, tenants at one of his Lower East Side properties are pressing ahead with their own lawsuit. You’ll recall that tenants at 159 Stanton Street collectively filed suit against Steve Croman back […]

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Facing 25 Years in Prison, Slumlord Steve Croman Spotted in the Wilds of Mott Street

Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:08 am

The above is a blurry photo of reviled landlord Steve Croman entering 221 Mott Street. In the wild. Considering the man is potentially staring down the barrel of twenty-five years in prison, and that he’s allegedly still harassing tenants in his properties via phone calls, this is an intriguing sight. This particular tenement – 221 […]

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Steve Croman arraignment, Photo: Daily News

Steve Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street File Harassment Lawsuit

Posted December 16, 2016 at 5:18 am

Yesterday, tenants of 159 Stanton Street held a press conference calling out slumlord Steve Croman on his predatory equity practices, and subsequently publicized their lawsuit against him for alleged tenant harassment and unsafe building conditions. As we’ve previously reported, this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of unethical eviction tactics, not to mention that such methods were recently aired in significant […]

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Former Amato Opera House on the Bowery Gains Both Luxury Living and New Fire Escapes

Last modified November 29, 2016 at 8:05 am

The former Amato Opera House is now unrecognizable as its former self. With scaffolding dismantled – and lettering gone from the facade – the theater is reincarnated as luxury living. There are some visible additions to the 1899-era tenement, including fresh white paintjob, the new duplex penthouse, and external fire escape system currently undergoing installation. […]

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Steve Croman arraignment, Photo: Daily News

This is How Slumlord Steve Croman Boots Rent Stabilized Tenants from His Properties

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

This past spring, slumlord Steve Croman was charged with twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument; his mortgage broker Barry Swartz faces fifteen felonies including grand larceny, falsifying records, and conspiring to defraud. The two could get up to twenty-five years in prison apiece. Attorney General […]

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Steve Croman arraignment, Photo: Daily News

Real Estate Attorneys are Now Giving Speeches on How to Best Evict Rent Regulated Tenants

Posted June 3, 2016 at 9:20 am

The fuckin gall. Nay, chutzpah. Here’s a real estate attorney – Michelle Itkowitz – who gave a speech this week at TerraCRG’s “Only Brooklyn” summit about how to best evict rent regulated tenants from buildings. The presentation was called “Tenant Buyouts — The Next Generation.” The timing was appropriate, as slumlords around the city are under […]

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City Marshal Comes for Calexico 9 Months After Closure; Croman Wants $12,500 for the Space

Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in forever, the roll-down security gates are open at 153 Rivington Street. The shutters have been perennially – more or less – closed since Calexico faded from the commercial landscape last July. Pasted to the window is the familiar computer-printed City Marshal seizure notice. The order was issued last week; better […]

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