Controversial Landlord Samy Mahfar Closes on 113 Stanton Street

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 at 5:57 am by
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Here we go again.

Controversial landlord Samy Mahfar officially closed on 113 Stanton Street Tuesday, as expected. The victorious owner – under the SM Stanton LLC corporate shell – dropped an undisclosed sum to acquire the five-story tenement building.

Tenants are legitimately pissed, as you might imagine. And why not? Just look at the track record at other Mahfar properties around the Lower East side. Not so dainty. To that end, we continue hearing that residents here are gearing up for a fight, and that CAAAV, Cooper Square Committee, and Councilwoman Margaret Chin were all contacted ahead of the sale.

Meantime, this letter was slipped under doors to alert the residents of the sale.

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And on the ground floor, Las Venus can’t be too happy about the landlord change, either. The business was already on the run, having just consolidated its Lower East Side footprint last summer (the Ludlow Street outpost closed shop).

Maybe a public shaming is in order…?

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