102 Norfolk Street

Rosie Mendez Goes ‘Lower East Side Nuclear’ on Samy Mahfar Stooge at Opposition Rally Yesterday [VIDEO]

Last modified December 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

Fed up with the harassment and constant “war zone” conditions during luxury upgrades, a coalition of tenants in Samy Mahfar properties assembled yesterday afternoon for an impromptu rally of opposition. The Mahfar Tenants Coalition was joined by local electeds to shine a light on the toxic lead levels at both 102 Norfolk and 210 Rivington […]

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‘Mahfar Tenants Coalition’ Holding Impromptu Press Conference Today About Toxic Living Conditions at Mahfar Properties

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:44 am

Fed-up tenants from a collection of Samy Mahfar-owned buildings have organized to fight back. Right under his nose. Two months in the making, the Mahfar Tenants Coalition is a nascent grassroots group aimed at combating the controversial (nay, hated) landlord and his purported harassment tactics. And unsafe living conditions. We are told that members of […]

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Local Pols Fight for Tenants’ Rights at Samy Mahfar’s 102 Norfolk Street

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:41 am

Local politicians are rallying around the plight of embattled tenants of 102 Norfolk Street. Those residential holdouts are living amidst unsafe conditions under Samy Mahfar’s ownership, who purchased the building last year for $11 million. Councilwoman Margaret Chin, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Manhattan BP Gale Brewer collectively sent a letter to the […]

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Controversial Landlord Samy Mahfar Reportedly in Contract to Purchase 113 Stanton; Tenants Ready to Fight Back

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:38 am

Word on the street is that controversial landlord Samy Mahfar is padding his portfolio of properties on the Lower East Side with yet another acquisition. Several sources tell us that Mahfar’s SMA Equities corporate entity is “days from closing” on 113 Stanton Street, between Ludlow and Essex. Given his pockmarked track record of acquiring and upscaling […]

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100 Montaditos Opened Its 2nd Manhattan Location at 177 Ludlow Yesterday

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:37 am

The remnant plywood shed was removed from 177 Ludlow Street earlier this week to unveil the second Manhattan location of 100 Montaditos. Yesterday was the official debut, celebrated with a two-for-Tuesday promotion of two free montaditos during lunchtime (noon and 3pm). The Spanish-based fast food chain replaces the beloved EarthMatters store, which ceased operations in the […]

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Sleepy’s Closes Its Longtime Outpost in the Former Ratner’s on Delancey Street

Posted August 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

Well, this is rather unexpected. The Sleepy’s outpost at 138 Delancey Street closed its business operations over the weekend. Twin printouts taped to the front doors indicate as much, steering customers to the location at the Red Square strip mall on East Houston. We called and confirmed that the closure is indeed permanent. The so-called […]

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An Update on the Tenant Struggle Against Samy Mahfar’s Luxury Conversion of 102 Norfolk

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Herewith, more evidence of alleged harassment tactics employed by SMA Equities inside the war zone of 102 Norfolk Street. In a nutshell, the implementation of building-wide “system upgrades” has tenants fuming. This yellow letter recently slipped under apartment doors alerts tenants to seemingly mandatory “upgrades” to their outdated “electrical panels” and “state of the art […]

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Local Pols Respond to Steve Croman’s Deplorable Tenant Harassment Tactics

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Last week, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched a probe into the “potentially illegal tactics used by landlord Steven Croman, 47, to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their valuable apartments.” They’re looking into possible violations of both city and state statutes. In response to the far-reaching tenant harassment, local politicians naturally added their two cents to […]

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84-Year-Old Escapes Injury After Ceiling Collapses During Samy Mahfar’s Luxury Conversion of 102 Norfolk

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:34 am

Here’s the latest dispatch from the 102 Norfolk Street “war zone,” where controversial landowner Samy Mahfar is currently amidst a luxury conversion. We are told that, on Tuesday evening, a large chunk of bathroom ceiling in apartment #1 collapsed. The 84-year-old tenant was inside at the time, and was miraculously unharmed. Renovations in unit #6 […]

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Samy Mahfar’s Luxury Conversion Creates ‘War Zone’ for Tenants of 102 Norfolk Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:33 am

Controversial real estate mogul Samy Mahfar (pka SMA Equities) purchased 102 Norfolk Street back in April of this year. It was around this time that we first started hearing chatter about the luxury conversion, and tenants caught in the crossfire. Last week, however, we learned via the New York Times that “some tenants had accepted” […]

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