Eviction

DOB Steps up Campaign Against Illegal Half-Floor Subdivisons in LES Tenements

Posted October 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

The city is stepping it up with its campaign to warn Lower East Side residents about illegal conversions of living spaces. The sudden push follows the high-profile Department of Buildings inspection of 165 Henry Street in August, which uncovered units split into illegal “half-floors.” Tenants were found residing in SRO spaces with four-and-a-half foot ceilings. […]

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With Eviction Underway, Bassanova Ramen on Mott Street is No More

Posted September 27, 2019 at 5:04 am

Popular Japanese import, Bassanova Ramen, is no more. The below-grade noodle shop at 76 Mott Street went out of business earlier this month. Legal papers are taped to the door signaling the formal eviction process brought by the landlord. Bassanova Ramen opened in Chinatown six years ago, and was highly regarded out of the gate. […]

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Discovery of Asbestos at 85 Bowery Delays Return of Displaced Tenants

Last modified March 21, 2018 at 8:03 am

The discovery of asbestos during rehabilitation efforts at 85 Bowery has thrown a wrench in the timeline of return for exiled tenants. Roughly one hundred tenants (mostly low-income) remain homeless, now two months after the city ordered their eviction. This is all part of the latest chapter in a nasty dispute with controversial landlord Joseph […]

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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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