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85 Bowery Landlord Responds to Vacate Order, Alleges Illegal Conversion of Apartments to SRO

Posted January 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

The controversial landlord of two Chinatown tenements is now responding to the ongoing drama with the embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery. You’ll recall that last Thursday evening, as part of the ongoing legal case between the two parties, the State Supreme Court ordered an inspection of 85 Bowery. An alphabet soup of city agencies and […]

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Bowery Landlord Must Fix Unstable Staircase within 2 Weeks, City Says

Last modified January 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Controversial landlord Joseph Betesh must fix the destabilized staircase inside 85 Bowery within two weeks, the city stated yesterday after dozens of tenants were evacuated from their homes. As part of the ongoing legal case between Betesh and the tenant association here, the State Supreme Court yesterday afternoon ordered a city inspection of the property. Apparently, the […]

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Fearing a Fiery Death in Croman-Owned 159 Stanton Street

Posted March 31, 2017 at 9:39 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman has a new nickname; his tenants are apparently calling him the “Fire Menace.” With good reason. Two of his properties, including 159 Stanton Street, are (timely) textbook examples of alleged construction harassment that led to flagrant safety violations and vacate orders. For instance, tenants living in the half-renovated 159 Stanton Street previously […]

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City Issues Vacate Order for Partial Balcony Collapse at Seward Park Co-op

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:12 am

The city issued a partial vacate order at the Seward Park Co-ops (212 East Broadway) a few days ago in the wake of a partial balcony collapse on the seventeenth floor. The incident last month resulted in concrete tumbling onto the pathway below, sealing off the space (including the playground) from tenant use. And it’s still […]

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Breaking: Vacate Orders Issued at Steve Croman’s 159 Stanton Street

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Embattled tenants of Steve Croman’s 159 Stanton Street face another immediate danger today. Department of Buildings inspectors showed up this morning and issued vacate orders on two of the unit, reportedly displacing tenants. Nothing is filed on the city database yet. The directives are likely related to the perilous conditions created while upscaling this tenement. […]

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Happy Ending’s Basement Club Hit with DOB Vacate Order

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

The headaches keep racking up for Happy Ending on Broome Street. Last week, the Department of Buildings paid a visit to the rebooted, yet phony, art-bar-slash-nightclub and issued a vacate order. The sticky notice is pasted near the entrance of 302 Broome Street. It’s been a rocky couple years for the always controversial Happy Ending. […]

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DOB Issues Vacate Order for Doomed Federal Row House on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

The empty Federal-style row house at 355 Grand Street was further condemned to death this week by order of the city. On Tuesday, the Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on the premises after the FDNY requested an inspection of the premises. Inspectors deemed the structure unsafe because the “roof has been removed leaving entire […]

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Partial Building Collapse at 95 Delancey Results in Vacate Order for DL and Other Businesses

Posted July 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

Earlier this morning, concrete from the exterior of 95 Delancey Street tumbled onto the sidewalk. Awnings from Lumber Liquidators and the Green Star Foods bodega were casualties. Crime scene tape conrdons off the area. However, police on the scene noted that no one was hurt. The incident resulted in a vacate order for all businesses […]

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Rustic LES on Ridge Street Shutters; Vacate Order Issued

Posted August 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

Rustic LES – the homey Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street – recently shuttered after a bumpy two-year tenure on the east side. There had been high hopes for the food truck gone brick-and-mortar, but ultimately the concept was a tough sell to the neighborhood. Of course, it didn’t help that scaffolding obstructed the premises for […]

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Rochelle’s on Chrystie Has Reopened After FDNY Shutdown

Last modified May 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Last Saturday, the FDNY came down hard on Leave Rochelle Out of It, the kitschy whiskey bar that opened at 205 Chrystie Street back in November. The inspection arrived on a big money day – the Kentucky Derby – and resulted in the issuance of a Full Vacate Order. As of today, both the ground […]

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