Steve Croman after his surrender May 9, 2016.

Landlord Steve Croman Pleads Guilty; He’ll Serve One Year in Prison

New York City landlord Steve Croman, who owns numerous Lower East Side buildings, pleaded guilty today to fraudulently refinancing loans and committing tax fraud. …

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, 2016.

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 …

Lower East Side Links

–A partner of landlord Steve Croman wants a court to block Croman from handing over management of two buildings on 13th Street to his father …

Lower East Side Links

–“The Bernie Madoff of Landlords” pleads guilty. “But highlighting a lack of laws targeting bad landlords, none of the criminal charges is related to (Steve) …

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–State Sen. Brad Hoylman wants a stay of all tenant cases filed by landlord Steve Croman. [EV Grieve]

–The principal of PS 64 says the …

Lower East Side Links

–Housing advocates are mounting a sustained campaign against Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen. In making the case that Glen is too cozy with former real estate …

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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. …