83 Bowery

85 Bowery Landlord Under Fire for Being Late in Emergency Repairs, Chin Demands Relief

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:09 am

Two weeks ago today, seventy-five people (i.e. 29 families) were evacuated from 85 Bowery, in what is the latest chapter of a nasty dispute between tenants and landlord Joseph Betesh. The court-ordered inspection on January 18 resulted in a Department of Buildings determination that the main stairwell was not structurally sound, and required an immediate […]

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Breaking: DOB Evacuates Embattled Betesh Tenants from 85 Bowery

Last modified January 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Down on the Bowery, total pandemonium right now as the authorities just evacuated the embattled tenants of 85 Bowery. Apparently the primary staircase is destabilized due to purported neglect, and a vacate order subsequently issued. This sudden liquidation follows a month after the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) determined that apartments in […]

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Bowery Residents Stave off Eviction as State Deems Apartments Rent Stabilized

Last modified December 30, 2017 at 12:25 am

Chinatown tenants embroiled in a legal struggle against eviction for more than two years have reason to rejoice. The state sided with the 27 low-income families living here in a ruling that confirms the apartments in question at 83-85 Bowery as rent stabilized buildings. Residents alleged that landlord Joseph Betesh, of Milestone Equities and Dr. […]

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Residents of 83 Bowery Protest Margaret Chin for Selling out Chinatown

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:39 pm

With Margaret Chin up for re-election next month, these Chinatown Bowery denizens are making plenty of noise in opposition. The embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery, deadlocked in battle with landlord Joseph Betesh, are protesting the councilwoman at her headquarters later today. The protest rally is the second such action in a month for this Tenants […]

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Bowery Tenants Protest Harassment and Eviction Tactics of Landlord Joseph Betesh

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Embattled rent regulated tenants at 83-85 Bowery are committed to fighting landlord Joseph Betesh. The Tenants Association there is holding a protest against Betesh later today to shine light on the displacement and alleged lack of repairs in the two tenements. Betesh purchased the adjacent tenements at 83-85 Bowery back in 2013 alongside ten other […]

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Tenants Protest Bowery Landlord Joseph Betesh with Demonstration at Dr. Jay’s this Morning

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Advocates of holdout tenants living at 83-85 Bowery now charge that controversial landlord Joseph Betesh misled the public last month that a settlement was reached and that the 27 low-income families would be spared eviction. Apparently, no such accord was forged. The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side organized a demonstration for this […]

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Report: Bowery Landlord Joseph Betesh Settles with Tenants Over Harassment Dispute

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Could the tide be turning against the some of the more controversial landlords of the Lower East Side? Yesterday, one day after Steve Croman was charged with 20 felonies, the residents of 83-85 Bowery announced a legal settlement in the lawsuit with their landlord, Joseph Betesh. The deal, which is still being hammered out, staves off […]

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Ongoing Tenant Harassment on the Bowery Sparks Rally Against Landlord Joseph Betesh

Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery are still struggling against their landlord of three years, Joseph Betesh. The Dr. Jay’s magnate purchased these adjacent tenements back in 2013 alongside ten other Bowery buildings in a blockbuster portfolio deal valued at $62 million. It didn’t take long for the alleged harassment to begin. Holdout tenants subsequently organized […]

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Facing Eviction, Bowery Residents Speak Out Against Harassment by Landlord Joseph Betesh

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

The same old tenant harassment tactics we see time and again are reportedly being employed down on the Bowery in Chinatown. Time to add Joseph Betesh (pka Milestone Equities) to the list of controversial landlords. They call it “tremendous upside” in industry parlance. Betesh purchased the property back in 2013 alongside ten other Bowery buildings […]

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