A news conference was held outside 159 Stanton St.

Tenants of 159 Stanton St. File Lawsuit Against Landlord Steve Croman (Updated)

Tenants at 159 Stanton St. have filed a lawsuit in housing court against Steve Croman, the controversial landlord already in the cross hairs of the state attorney general. …

Croman tenants rally outside the Manhattan Supreme Court

Tenants Make Themselves Heard as Croman Case is Pushed Back

Two controversial landlords who own a number of Lower East Side buildings were confronted by their tenants Tuesday morning. …

Steve Croman after his surrender May 9. Photo: New York Daily News.

Landlord Steve Croman Surrenders on Criminal Charges (Updated)

Landlord Steve Croman, who owns many Lower East Side buildings, was taken into custody this morning on criminal charges. …

Morning Reads: Croman Lawsuit, Gentrifier Complaints, Ramones Tribute

The Urban Justice Center, on behalf of tenants at 309 East 8th St., sues landlord Steve Croman. Attorney Sadia Rahman says: “I would say that …

Morning Reads: Silver Heads For Israel, Croman Lawsuit, Abrons Schedule

Show of solidarity: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor for a trip to Israel this week (WSJ).

Opinion: Airbnb is a threat to …

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Elected Officials: Steven Croman’s “Pattern of Tenant Harassment Must Come to an End”



Morning Reads: Katz’s Prevails in Trademark Suit, Croman Under Investigation, New 215 Chrystie St. Renderings

Katz’s Deli has won a lawsuit against a Florida restaurant that was using its name (Daily News).

The state Attorney General is investigating whether Steve …

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Tenants Relocated After City Declares Apartments at 159 Stanton St. Unsafe (Updated)

The Department of Buildings issued a partial “vacate order” today for 159 Stanton St., a building owned by notorious landlord Steve Croman. …

A rally was held outside Rivington House in April of 2016.

Here’s What Happened on the Lower East Side in 2016

Take a look at the big stories on The Lo-Down this year. …

Tenant rally at 90 Elizabeth St., August 2014

State Attorney General Sues Marolda Properties For Tenant Harassment (Updated)

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Marolda Properties, a local landlord accused of using a variety of illegal and unethical tactics to intimidate rent stabilized tenants. …

Lower East Side Links

–Someone sifting through the trash at the Riis Houses earlier this week found a heart in a pink box. The medical examiner is now trying …

Lower East Side Links

–Experts suggest possible steps to accommodate a quarter of a million daily commuters when the L Train tunnel shuts down in 2019. Among them: a …

Lower East Side Links

–At a community meeting last night, local residents spoke out about the downsizing of Beth Israel Hospital. We’ll have a more detailed story on this …

Croman resident and LES organizer Cynthia Chaffee speaks at Stabilizing NYC's press conference at City Hall. Photo: Alex Gerald

Stabilizing NYC Coalition Releases Report, “Banking on Gentrification”

Tenants, elected officials and community organizers released a report yesterday intended to highlight the banking industry’s role in New York City’s housing crisis. …

Lower East Side Links

–Beth Israel is expected to announce its downsizing plan within two weeks. [Crain‘s]

–Editorial: The prosecution of Steve Croman is a start but much more …