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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.