NYC’s Worst landlords

In Economic Justice, Housing, Laws & Regulation, New York City on July 7, 2006 at 2:55 pm

I’m about to head out the door for a trip to Brussels and Paris, but I had to post up a link to a great article I read in the Village Voice last night.

The article is called NYC’s 10 Worst landlords, and describes in detail 10 terrible landlords.  It goes as far as listing them by name, listing addresses of buildings they own, and describing details of problems in their building as told by tenants, housing court records, HPD, observations made by the Voice reporters, and more.

If you have any interest in housing, especially NYC housing, you should read this.

This article has given me some ideas, and as soon as I  get back in a couple weeks I will work on bringing those ideas to life.

In the meantime, i’ll try to take some pictures of things relevant to the blog while i’m in Europe.

  1. Housing Here And Now is an ACORN-driven organization that has been doing some creative tenant-focused organizing as of late, especially redarging their agreements with banks that lend to landlords. check their website at http://www.housinghereandnow.org/

  2. Good lookin’ out – it’s always nice to be reminded that no matter how bad your landlord may be – and believe me, mine sucks – someone else always has it worse. Also, kudos on the blog – very well-written and engaging. Enjoy Europe, and watch out for muggers.

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