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‘Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force’ Raids Samy Mahfar Properties on the LES

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 10:42 am

That newfangled Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force first announced last year finally got its shit together, and is reportedly on the offensive against SMA Equities. The alphabet soup of city agencies (DOB, FDNY, HPD, etc.) coordinated a “raid” against several Samy Mahfar-owned buildings on the Lower East Side on Wednesday afternoon, we are told. One tenant tells […]

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Tenants and Advocates Publicly Lambast Samy Mahfar for Constant Harassment and Unsafe Living Conditions

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

In a high-profile move, embattled residents of Samy Mahfar (SMA Equities) properties queued yesterday in the rain to announce a new round of legal action. Indeed, now a total of four buildings are suing the notorious landlord – 102 Norfolk, 113 Stanton, 22 Spring, and 210 Rivington. Here is a quick recap of what went […]

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Samy Mahfar Tenants File 3 More Lawsuits Alleging Harassment; Press Conference Planned Today

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the embattled tenants of SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) properties across the neighborhood – collectively the Mahfar Tenants’ Alliance – it’s a full court press. Word just came down the pike that residents in three other buildings are filing a lawsuit against the controversial landlord (210 Rivington, 22 Spring, 102 Norfolk). The legal action […]

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Samy Mahfar Stooge Michel Pimienta is Harassing 22 Spring Street, Tenants Allege

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm

It’s not just the purported gas tampering that worries residents of 22 Spring Street, but also a familiar threat. That bully Michel Pimienta is reportedly back at it… Michel Pimienta is a hired hand on the front lines of gentrification – first on the scene to horribly harass rent-regulated tenants to the point of moving […]

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Samy Mahfar Slapped with Stop-Work Order for Gas System at 22 Spring Street

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:22 pm

It would appear that the Department of Buildings is on a defensive, yet proactive footing in the wake of the deadly explosion on Second Avenue last week. Allegedly tampering with gas lines at 22 Spring Street is proving problematic for SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar), yet potentially dangerous for tenants. In a swift follow-up to […]

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Samy Mahfar was Issued Violations for ‘Gas Tapping’ at 22 Spring Street

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

Of all the SMA Equities properties netting negative news lately, 22 Spring Street hasn’t even appeared as a blip on the proverbial radar. Until now, at least. The Little Italy tenement (near Elizabeth) is a recent acquisition, purchased by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar in October of last year for $8.5 million. It’s the same old […]

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