Newsletter Archive

EV Sharfman Coalition in the News (February 8, 2024)

EV Scharfman Tenant Coalition Make Their Mark (February 2, 2024)

Take a Quick Action for Housing Justice (January 26, 2024)

In the Media

These East Village tenants held a dance party to call out their landlord’s sewage treatment (EV Grieve, February 4, 2024)

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Rent Stabilized Tenants Throughout New York State (New York State Governor’s Press Office, December 22, 2023)

City Council Passes Bill Enabling Tenants to Report Vacant Apartments (The City, December 6, 2023)

East Village tenants decry unsafe dust levels from building renovations (The Village Sun, December 5, 2023)

Dedicating Frances Goldin Way (EV Grieve, October 9, 2023)

Opinion: Public Banking is a Win for New York’s Tenants (The City, April 19, 2023)

East Village residents rally against ‘corporate takeover’ of apartments (Fox 5 NY, March 26, 2023)

Tenants Urge State to Close the ‘Frankenstein Loophole’ That Landlords Use to Supersize Rents (The City, November 16, 2022)

In Near-Daily Protests, Tenants Demand a Stop to Rent-Stabilized Apartment Vacancies (The City, November 3, 2022)

Eaten alive: NYC pols, tenants rally against ‘zombie apartments’ used to circumvent rent laws (AMNY, October 31, 2022)

Lower East Side Organizers Look to Launch New Community Land Trusts (The Indypendent, October 21, 2022)

Meatpacking District Tenants Rally Against Landlord For Better Repairs (October 20, 2022)

More than 60,000 Rent-Stabilized Apartments Are Now Vacant — and Tenant Advocates Say Landlords Are Holding Them for ‘Ransom’ (The City, October 19, 2022)

Why isn’t NYC lead free yet? (Amsterdam News, August 18, 2022)

Environmental coalition offers plan to help NYC eliminate childhood lead poisoning (NYN, August 16, 2022)

As City Health Dept. Weighs New Lead Paint Standard, a Push for Stricter Enforcement (City Limits, August 16, 2022)

Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth Find Housing and Companionship (AIA, June 2, 2022)

Letitia James Bans Landlord Raphael Toledano From Real Estate for 5 Years (Commercial Observer, February 1, 2022)

Nearly a year later, residents displaced by East Village inferno tearfully implore former landlord to aid them (The Villager, August 3, 2021)

Can NYC’s Storefront Registry Help Level the Playing Field for Embattled Commercial Tenants? (Next City, July 20, 2021)

E. 5th St. tenants protest ‘construction as harassment,’ lead dust (The Village Sun, July 1, 2021)

Community groups and small businesses rally for commercial rent relief (EV Grieve, February 26, 2021)

S.O.S. campaign calls for legislation to help small businesses pay rent during pandemic (The Villager, August 2, 2020)

In Battery Park City, Longtime Tenants Fight To Keep Their Affordable Apartments During The Pandemic (Gothamist, July 31, 2020)

Kushner Squeezes Tenants While Lining Up for Bailout Money (The American Prospect, March 30, 2020)

A Victory for Commercial Tenants (ANHD, July 15, 2019)

Titans of Real Estate in ‘Shock’ Over New York Rent Law Deal (New York Times, June 12, 2019)

Tenants Rally For Rent Protections Outside Jared Kushner’s East Village Property (Gothamist, June 7, 2019)

Tenants Say Kushner And Other Predatory Landlords Are Choking Them With Lead Dust (Gothamist, January 7, 2019)

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation (New York Times, May 20, 2018)

Landlord Steve Croman Agrees to Pay Tenants $8 Million in Settlement (The Lo Down, December 21, 2017)

Notorious Landlord Is Sentenced to a Year in Jail (New York Times, October 7, 2017)

Local Activists Celebrate Passage of Tenant Protection Legislation (The Lo Down, September 28, 2017)

New York Landlord Fined $500,000 in Tenant Harassment Probe (Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2017)

‘Bea Arthur’ LGBT Homeless Shelter Slated for Completion (DNA Info, August 23, 2016)

Research and Publications

A Roadmap to Eliminating Lead Poisoning in New York City (August 2022)

Crisis and Adaptation: Storefront Trends in the East Village, 2019 – 2021 (July 2022)

Unfinished Business at the Department of Building: The Gaps in Laws Intended to Protect Tenants from Construction as Harassment and Our Community-driven Solutions (January 2022)

Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust (November 2019)

The Forgotten Tenants: New York City’s Immigrant Small Business Owners (March 2019)

Lead Loopholes: How Lax Enforcement of New York City’s Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Laws Lets Landlords off the Hook and Leaves Children at Risk (September 2018)

Banking on Gentrification (June 2016)

Stand for Tenant Safety (STS): Summary of Data to Document Construction as Harassment in Rent Stabilized Buildings and the STS Legislative Solution (September 2015)