Steve Croman

Time in the Tombs: Here is Steve Croman’s Inmate Record

Posted October 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

The “Crowman” is jailed. Convicted landlord Steve Croman was sentenced earlier this month to a year on Rikers Island. According to the public database of the city’s Department of Corrections, however, the new inmate hasn’t made it there yet. The records misspell his name (i.e. Steve Crowman), and indicate that he’s presently incarcerated at the […]

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‘Ginger & Lemongrass’ Eyes Rivington Street Debut this Weekend

Posted October 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

After a build-out period of more than five months, including utilities-based delays, a new Vietnamese restaurant is all but ready to open on Rivington Street. The newcomer here is an offshoot of the Queens-based Ginger & Lemongrass, described by owner-chef Petra Rickman as a contemporary Vietnamese fusion restaurant. Having debuted in Whitestone just last year – […]

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Convicted Landlord Steve Croman will be Sent to Rikers Tomorrow

Last modified October 26, 2017 at 11:23 pm

For Steve Croman, sentencing day is again nigh. The controversial landlord returns to court tomorrow to hear what he already knows. He’s going to Rikers for a year-long stay. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser had previously postponed Croman’s sentencing another two weeks so that he could observe the Jewish High Holidays. The reprieve […]

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Judge Grants Notorious Landlord Steve Croman Reprieve for High Holidays, Postpones Sentencing

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Convicted landlord Steve Croman will spend the Jewish High Holidays in the comfort of his own home instead of prison. At his hearing yesterday, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser elected to postpone the sentencing another two weeks for the observance. Prosecutors on behalf of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opposed the motion, but […]

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Slumlord Steve Croman is Headed to Rikers, Must Pay $5M Settlement

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

Steve Croman, a prolific New York City landlord (140 buildings) known for harassing his tenants and destroying quality of life, plead guilty yesterday to charges of fraudulently refinancing loans and comitting tax fraud. Under the terms of his plea, Croman will serve one year on Rikers Island and is forced to pay a $5 million […]

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‘Ginger & Lemongrass’ Vietnamese Spot Posts up at Former Calexico on Rivington Street

Posted May 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

The recent tale of 153 Rivington Street begins with Australian fare, morphs to sit-down Mexican cuisine, and now to Vietnamese stylings. After two years, and a flood of real estate listings later, the space previously occupied by Calexico (and Bondi Road) is finally filled. Remember that this is a Steve Croman-owned property, so there was […]

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AG Introduces Bill that Would Hold Landlords Criminally Accountable for Tenant Harassment

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm

There is finally a bit of momentum in combating landlords who have made an apparent cottage industry out of tenant harassment. Local offenders are finally being held accountable, even if the punishments don’t necessarily fit the bill. Yesterday, state attorney general Eric Schneiderman introduced a new bill that would hold these controversial building owners criminally accountable for […]

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Report: Slumlord Steve Croman to Cop Plea Deal with Light Sentence

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:04 am

One year ago, Steve Croman was charged with twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument. Not to mention a simultaneous civil lawsuit for allegedly “directing an illegal operation that wields harassment, coercion and fraud to force rent-regulated tenants out of their apartments.” He’s been free on $500,000 bail […]

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Displaced Croman Tenants Return to the Battlezone of 159 Stanton Street

Posted April 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

After a month in exile, Steve Croman’s tenants were finally permitted to return home to 159 Stanton Street. The city had issued a partial vacate order in late February, which led to their temporary removal. The fiasco centered on the purported death-trap living conditions that residents of this tenement faced. We learned that fire-stopping materials […]

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Fearing a Fiery Death in Croman-Owned 159 Stanton Street

Posted March 31, 2017 at 9:39 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman has a new nickname; his tenants are apparently calling him the “Fire Menace.” With good reason. Two of his properties, including 159 Stanton Street, are (timely) textbook examples of alleged construction harassment that led to flagrant safety violations and vacate orders. For instance, tenants living in the half-renovated 159 Stanton Street previously […]

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