Eviction

Amidst Tenant Hunger Strike, Electeds Call for Investigation of 85 Bowery Landlord

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

Political pressure is mounting against landlord Joseph Betesh, whose tenants at 85 Bowery were evicted last month due to hazardous living conditions. After the city’s inspection, Betesh had been forced, via court order, to remedy the unstable staircase within two weeks of the January 19 vacate order. That deadline has since passed, and on February 8, […]

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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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Evil Misrahi Realty Evicts a Half-Naked Rev Jen (and Troll Museum) from 122 Orchard Street

Last modified June 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Legendary Lower East Side performance artist Reverend Jen has been evicted from her Orchard Street home. This apartment also doubles as the location of the popular Troll Museum. No longer. Building owner, and all around reviled landlord, Misrahi Realty, wielded some muscle by pushing Rev Jen curbside this week. It was reported that she hadn’t paid rent […]

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CB3 Backs Bill Providing Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction

Posted November 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

There is an eight-month-old bill making its way through City Council that could help stem the rising tide of homelessness. At last count, more than 58,000 people are in the shelter system, according to a recent New York Times article, plus many more on the streets. By attacking one root cause – evictions – two […]

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81 Bowery Tenants Return Home; Still No Hot Water

Posted July 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

The previously evicted tenants of 81 Bowery were allowed back into their homes on June 23 after three months in exile.

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81 Bowery Tenants Remain Homeless 3 Months After Eviction

Posted June 14, 2013 at 6:17 am

81 Bowery remains a proverbial thorn in the side of Chinatown. Back on March 7, the fourth floor SRO was liquidated by the fire department due to hazardous living conditions.

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Displaced Tenants Protest Eviction from 81 Bowery

Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:15 am

Despite the Easter holiday, recently-displaced tenants of 81 Bowery turned out yesterday to protest their eviction.

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The Aftermath of the 81 Bowery Eviction

Posted March 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

March 7 was the day of the raid, when city officials broke down the doors and tossed the fourth floor tenants, citing unsafe living conditions.

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A 20-Year Eviction Struggle at 106 Rivington Street

Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:21 am

A purported “restaurant” isn’t the only drama currently transpiring at 106 Rivington Street. There is an eviction battle here and it’s been going on since the late 1980s.

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Cake Shop Crowdfunding to Stay Open; Offering Music Incentives

Posted May 29, 2012 at 6:45 am

In the wake of last month’s shutter scare, the seven-year-old Cake Shop continues to jockey for funds to keep the business running at Ludlow Street.

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