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 this case is symptomatic of what is going on in the Lower East Side today… (Owners) are investing considerable sums of money into vacant apartments so that they can be deregulated and rented at market value.” (Real Deal)
Discussion: To what extent should gentrifiers adapt to the cultural norms in their new neighborhoods? (Brian Lehrer Show/WNYC).