Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development"

Tenants Diego Reyes and Luisa Vasquez, discuss what to do next after a group of six tenants and two housing advocates tried to deliver a letter to Stabilis Capital Management on May 6th, the same day as their 7A petition hearing was scheduled. Reyes learned the morning of that the petition had been withdrawn and the hearing cancelled.

Tenants still in limbo

Government, Housing May 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm 3 comments

A proposal for a noted nonprofit housing group to take over a troubled Melrose apartment building was scuttled at the last minute, upsetting beleaguered tenants – including some on the verge of eviction.

Tenants denounce greedy landlords

Tenants denounce greedy landlords

Housing March 27, 2014 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Tenants of a group of neglected apartment buildings– including one in Mott Haven and another in Melrose — are urging a federal judge to put the properties into the hands of a more responsible landlord.

Tenants say urgent repairs fall short

Tenants say urgent repairs fall short

Housing March 18, 2014 at 8:44 am 3 comments

A private equity firm that bought a foreclosed Melrose apartment building has made shoddy repairs under pressure, leaving families in substandard housing, tenants charge.

Tenants rallied in front of 755 Jackson Avenue to draw attention to the building's horrific conditions.

Melrose tenants endure slum conditions

Housing December 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm 1 comment

Stabilis specializes in acquiring run-down properties, and housing advocates say it milks buildings for profit without regard to their tenants.

The facade of PS 31at the corner of Grand Concourse and 144th St.

PS 31 faces wrecking ball

Education, Housing November 27, 2013 at 10:32 am 3 comments

The city’s buildings department and landmarks commission are at loggerheads over the fate of the historic Castle on the Concourse.

The facade of PS 31at the corner of Grand Concourse and 144th St.

Officials, groups urge city to preserve PS 31

Education, Housing August 7, 2013 at 9:57 am 1 comment

Officials and local groups are scrambling to keep the city from demolishing historic PS 31 building as the landmarked building on the Grand Concourse continues to crumble,

Homes, hearts sink on Prospect Ave.

Homes, hearts sink on Prospect Ave.

Housing July 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

Homeowners in a 114-home development between Morrisania and Longwood are coping with cracked walkways, sinking yards and plummeting values.

Tempers flare at Community Board 1

Tempers flare at Community Board 1

Environment, Housing February 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm 5 comments

A heated war of words erupted at Community Board 1′s February meeting as protesters shouted down a developer and a city housing official’s efforts to explain the city’s plans to construct Crossroads Plaza.

The board voted to approve the city’s request for a zoning change that would allow the three-building complex to be built at the corner of 149th Street and Southern Boulevard, but had to do so over the catcalls, jeers and sometimes profane objections of some 30 protesters who had cleared the lot of debris and turned it into the Morning Glory Garden.