Steve Croman

Released from Prison, Croman Now Faces Contempt of Court Charge

Posted June 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

Controversial landlord and convicted felon Steve Croman completed his “white collar” sentence on Friday, two days early, having served eight months of his one-year jail sentence. He pleaded guilty in 2017 to three felonies related to tax- and mortgage-fraud, and spent that time in the Manhattan Detention Center Complex (instead of maximum-security Rikers Island as […]

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Incarcerated Croman Files Suit Against Caffe Vivaldi, Owner Says

Posted May 29, 2018 at 5:16 am

With controversial landlord Steve Croman mere days from prison release (next Sunday), one of his victims is speaking out. Not a resident, but the 35-year-old Caffe Vivaldi on Jones Street in the West Village. The long-running establishment has been threatened ever since Croman took over back in 2011. Below is an update to customers from […]

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Croman Tenants on Ridge Street Still Without Cooking Gas After 9 Months

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:06 am

The tenement at 141 Ridge Street (at Stanton) is the latest battleground pitting embittered tenants against incarcerated landlord Steve Croman (aka 9300 Realty). Cooking gas was reportedly shut off last September due to purported unauthorized work on the gas lines. Nine months later, no relief. As a result, tenants began withholding rent payments, so team […]

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Report: Steve Croman will be Released from Prison Next Month

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman pleaded guilty in June 2017 to three felonies and settled a civil case with embattled tenants. He was sentenced to one year in jail on Riker’s Island for the criminal charges, and forced to pay a $5 million tax settlement, plus an $8 million restitution fund. In reality, though, Croman didn’t […]

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Steve Croman Forced to Pay $8M Settlement in Tenant Harassment Lawsuit

Last modified December 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

Yesterday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement in the civil case against controversial landlord Steven Croman for “engaging in illegal conduct, including harassment, coercion, and fraud, to force rent-regulated tenants out of their apartments and convert their apartments into highly profitable market-rate units.” The consent decree requires Croman to fork over $8 million into […]

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Time in the Tombs: Here is Steve Croman’s Inmate Record

Posted October 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

The “Crowman” is jailed. Convicted landlord Steve Croman was sentenced earlier this month to a year on Rikers Island. According to the public database of the city’s Department of Corrections, however, the new inmate hasn’t made it there yet. The records misspell his name (i.e. Steve Crowman), and indicate that he’s presently incarcerated at the […]

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‘Ginger & Lemongrass’ Eyes Rivington Street Debut this Weekend

Posted October 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

After a build-out period of more than five months, including utilities-based delays, a new Vietnamese restaurant is all but ready to open on Rivington Street. The newcomer here is an offshoot of the Queens-based Ginger & Lemongrass, described by owner-chef Petra Rickman as a contemporary Vietnamese fusion restaurant. Having debuted in Whitestone just last year – […]

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Convicted Landlord Steve Croman will be Sent to Rikers Tomorrow

Last modified October 26, 2017 at 11:23 pm

For Steve Croman, sentencing day is again nigh. The controversial landlord returns to court tomorrow to hear what he already knows. He’s going to Rikers for a year-long stay. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser had previously postponed Croman’s sentencing another two weeks so that he could observe the Jewish High Holidays. The reprieve […]

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Judge Grants Notorious Landlord Steve Croman Reprieve for High Holidays, Postpones Sentencing

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Convicted landlord Steve Croman will spend the Jewish High Holidays in the comfort of his own home instead of prison. At his hearing yesterday, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser elected to postpone the sentencing another two weeks for the observance. Prosecutors on behalf of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opposed the motion, but […]

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Slumlord Steve Croman is Headed to Rikers, Must Pay $5M Settlement

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

Steve Croman, a prolific New York City landlord (140 buildings) known for harassing his tenants and destroying quality of life, plead guilty yesterday to charges of fraudulently refinancing loans and comitting tax fraud. Under the terms of his plea, Croman will serve one year on Rikers Island and is forced to pay a $5 million […]

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