210 Rivington Street

Shooting on Rivington Street Last Night

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

There was reportedly a shooting on Rivington Street last night near the corner of Pitt. An eyewitness living in the vicinity tells us that, at about 9:53pm, three shots were fired outside the Rivington Foods bodega. According to unconfirmed reports on the Citizen app, the victim was hit in the right arm and stomach. The […]

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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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Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to Ariel Soudry for $12M

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm

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

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm

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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City and State Join Forces to Combat Landlords Who Harass Rent Stabilized Tenants

Last modified August 31, 2017 at 11:04 pm

It’s about time. The powers-that-be are finally beginning to take notice and address the very serious matter of the city’s worst landlords. These men represent an undercurrent of greed, and are allegedly responsible for some heinous harassment of tenants. And now the policy against them… Yesterday afternoon, the powerful triumvirate of New York politics – Governor […]

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An Open Letter from the Mahfar Tenants’ Alliance to SMA Equities [Op-Ed]

Posted February 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Mahfar Tenants’ Alliance is saddened to see that SMA Equities (i.e. Samy Mahfar), which has severely disrupted our lives, has once again tried to cloak their activities as “improvements.” We believe that they have denied leases to long-term tenants, disrupted basic services at unheard of levels, exposed some tenants to potentially toxic lead dust, and broken […]

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Samy Mahfar Attempts Buyout of Family Whose Son was Hospitalized from Toxic Lead Exposure at 210 Rivington Street

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm

The nascent Mahfar Tenants Coaltion definitely has momentum on its side in fighting the controversial landlord. Samy Mahfar and his SMA Equities remain on the warpath of snapping up Lower East Side tenements, and converting to luxury at the expense of tenants. The struggle in recent months was sparked at 102 Norfolk Street, but quickly […]

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Bully the Bully: Taking a Step Back at Samy Mahfar’s 102 Norfolk Street [OP-ED]

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:01 am

We broke news earlier this week that several tenants living in Samy Mahfar-owned buildings around the Lower East Side organized an association (“Mahfar Tenants Coaltion”) to help combat the controversial landlord’s terrible track record of harassment. Their focus for the moment is on the toxic lead levels at 102 Norfolk and 210 Rivington Streets earlier this year. […]

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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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