Home

CROMAN INDICTED

Welcome to Croman 9300 Realty Tenants' Alliance. 

We're here to share resources, experiences, and insights about life under the Croman Real Estate / 9300 Realty regime.

Our goals are to:

  • Inform tenants of their rights 
  • Share information and resources
  • Facilitate connections between tenants

One of the tools aggressive landlords rely on is your sense of isolation, fear, and helplessness.

You are not alone. Don't be afraid. You are not helpless. You have rights!

Welcome to Croman Tenants' Alliance.




A.G. Schneiderman Announces 20 Felony Charges And Civil Suit Against Major New York City Landlord Steven Croman




Criminal Indictment of Steven Croman & Barry Swartz (PDF)


June 22, 2016:

Tenants Make Themselves Heard as Croman Case is Pushed Back

Report: Steve Croman case pushed back to September

'Madoff of landlords; close to plea deal in fraud case

The 'Madoff of landlords' accused of swindling $45million in fraudulent loans and driving residents out of rent-stabilized apartments in NYC is close to reaching plea deal, his attorney says





June 21, 2016:


The Upper East Side's "Bernie Madoff of Landlords" Heads Back to Court

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/steven-croman-bernie-madoff-of-landlords-heads-back-to-court


June 20, 2016:


Driving Out Rent-Regulated Tenants
http://www.wnyc.org/story/demolishing-rent-regulation/

WNYC





May 26, 2016:

City Taking Action to Force Eight Irresponsible Landlords to Fix Their 12 Buildings
Mayor de Blasio says city is using 1962 state housing law to withhold rent payments from bad landlords

City Taking Action Against Eight Landlords They Say Failed to Make Repairs at a Dozen Buildings


City Threatens Rent Strike Against 8 Of The 'Worst Landlords'

NYC To Withhold Rental Assistance to Slumlords Who Fail To Make Repairs




‘I’ll get the lead out,’ ‘Heavy Metal’ Toledano tells pols, Health Dept.


May 18, 2016:



May 16, 2016:

The Real Deal: Toledano to pay $1M-plus in settlement of EV tenant harassment suit

New York Post: These apartments are real-life nightmares


May 12, 2016:


The Villager: Notorious landlord Croman arrested on slew of charges by A.G. Schneiderman

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Curbed New York: Steve Croman’s Shady Dealings Netted Him More than $60M in 2014


May 11, 2016:


Daily Mail: The 'Madoff of landlords' accused of swindling $45million in fraudulent loans threw lavish parties in the Hamptons recreating Studio 54 and the Playboy mansion


 
 
 
 


Real Estate Weekly: AG charges ‘Bernie Madoff of landlordsʼ with tenant harassment

The Real Deal: Steve Croman took in at least $63M from his properties in 2014: TRData




The Jewish Voice: Big NYC Landlord Charged with Fraud; Strong-Arming Tenants

Tablet: Justice Is Served: Steve Croman, ‘Villanous’ NYC Landlord, Charged With 20 Felonies

Jewish Business News: Manhattan Landlord Steve Croman Hit With Indictment Charging He Threatened, Sued Rent-Protected Tenants To Force Them Out


May 10, 2016:




Anthony Falconite
KEN MURRAY/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Criminal Indictment of Steven Croman & Barry Swartz (PDF)


The Daily Beast: My Slumlord Is Facing Up to 25 Years to Jail

BuzzFeed News: One Of New York’s “Worst Landlords” Is Facing 25 Years In Prison

New York Business Journal: Madoff of landlords' gets hit with felony charges, lawsuit

COOPER SQUARE COMMITTEE: APPLAUDS INDICTMENT OF PREDATORY LANDLORD STEVE CROMAN


May 9, 2016:


A.G. Schneiderman Announces 20 Felony Charges And Civil Suit Against Major New York City Landlord Steven Croman

The New York Times: Regular on New York’s ‘Worst Landlords’ Lists Is Charged


Steven Croman, center, and his mortgage broker, Barry Swartz, left, were arraigned at State Supreme Court on Monday.
Louis Lanzano for The New York Times (enlarge to see handcuffed Croman)

The Wall Street Journal: Prominent Manhattan Landlord Arrested on Criminal Charges
Steven Croman, long accused of harassing tenants to force them from their apartments, allegedly obtained $45 million in loans by submitting fraudulent documents to banks.

NY1: Attorney General Charges the 'Bernie Madoff of Landlords' with 20 Felonies For Allegedly Harassing Rent-Stabilized Tenants


PIX11: Landlord ranked ‘one of the worst in NYC’ charged with fraud, tenant harassment


CBS New York: ‘The Bernie Madoff Of Landlords’: Man Accused Of Sending Former NYPD Officer To Threaten Tenants

Eyewitness News ABC 7: NEW YORK CITY LANDLORD CHARGED WITH HARASSING RENT-STABILIZED TENANTS


WNYC: Landlord Faces Felony Charges and Civil Suit

WNYC


Long Island Exchange: A.G. Schneiderman Announces 20 Felony Charges And Civil Suit Against Major New York City Landlord Steven Croman

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: NYC landlord whose son berated Uber driver in viral video charged with fraud

The Salt Lake Tribune: NYC landlord accused of harassing tenants

New York Magazine: Notoriously Terrible New York Landlord Charged With 20 Felonies
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/terrible-landlord-charged-with-20-felonies.html

The Village Voice: Atrocious NYC Landlord Steve Croman Charged With 20 Felonies
http://www.villagevoice.com/news/atrocious-nyc-landlord-steve-croman-charged-with-20-felonies-8599882

VICE: One of America's Shadiest Landlords Is Facing Possible Prison Time

Crain's New York Business: East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassment
Steven Croman, who had more than $1 million in unpaid construction and building code fines at the end of 2015, is accused of stealing millions from two banks

NBC News: Landlord Abused and Tried to Evict Rent-Stabilized Tenants: Suit

The Real Deal: Landlord Steve Croman to face criminal charges over alleged tenant harassment

Metro: Major NYC landlord accused of forcing out tenants to convert units

ABC News: Big Landlord Hit With Fraud Charges, Tenant-Harassment Suit

The Real Deal: “Who’s our next target? We have to start lining them up!!!” ex-Croman employee allegedly said

EVGrieve: [Updating] Steve Croman facing charges from the state attorney general’s office

Gothamist: Reviled Apartment-Flipping Landlord Arrested For Alleged Fraud Spree

Observer: AG Indicts Manhattan Landlord Steve Croman Over $45M in Faulty Loan Apps

Commercial Observer: AG Indicts Manhattan Landlord Steve Croman Over $45M in Faulty Loan Apps

The Charlotte Observer: Big landlord hit with fraud charges, tenant-harassment suit


 Steve Croman is seen Monday after he surrendered to authorities.  Barry Swartz (l.) and Steven Croman appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.     JEFFERSON SIEGEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


New York Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: Manhattan landlord Steve Croman surrenders to face charges he threatened, sued rent-protected tenants to force them out for high-rent units

New York Post: Landlord whose son abused Uber driver is accused of harassing tenants

Curbed: Notorious Landlord Steven Croman Will Finally Face Charges of 'Slumlord' Allegations

amNEWYORK: NYC landlord Steven Croman accused of forcing out rent-regulated tenants to convert apartments



Croman's Son Jake Also Bad Apple: 

Heavy: Jake Croman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Village Voice: Infamous NYC Slumlord Steve Croman's Son Channels Asshole Dad, Screams at Uber Driver



The Real Deal: DOB hasn’t collected $1.6B in quality-of-life fines

Bowery Boogie: Here’s What Some Local Faith Leaders Are Saying About Notorious Landlord Steve Croman

Brick Underground: 5 Shady Landlord Harassment Tactics-And Why You Shouldn't Fall for Them

New York Times: Tenants in New York Press the Record Button in a Dispute With the Landlord

WestView News: Living in a Croman Building

The Village Voice: Landlord Steve Croman Targeted by His Own Tenants with These Flyers

New York Times: Tenants in New York Press the Record Button in a Dispute With the Landlord

New York Times: Bills Aim to Protect Renters During Construction Work

New York Daily News: AG investigation of landlord Steven Croman

New York Daily News: Steven Croman and employee Anthony Falconite
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-ex-cop-accused-harassing-tenants-rent-stabilized-housing-article-1.1879716 (PDF)

Indypendant: Tactics used by Croman against elderly
https://www.indypendent.org/2014/12/16/how-landlords-harass-old-people (PDF)

Our Town NY: Fighting The Landlord
http://ourtownny.com/fighting-the-landlord/
(PDF)

Village Voice: There Goes the Neighborhood
http://www.villagevoice.com/2000-05-09/news/there-goes-the-neighborhood/full/
(PDF)

East Village News: Croman ‘pattern of harassment’ must end, pols say
http://eastvillagernews.com/2014/08/croman-pattern-of-harassment-must-end-pols-say/
(PDF)

The Villager: A.G. orders Croman goon to stop harassing rent-regulated tenants
http://thevillager.com/2014/07/31/a-g-orders-croman-goon-to-stop-harassing-rent-regulated-tenants/
(PDF)

Village Voice: Croman Still Among Top 10 Worst Landlords in NYC
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/10/worst-landlords-2014.php
(PDF)

The Villager: Two tenants keep up constant fight vs. Croman
http://thevillager.com/2014/11/13/two-tenants-keep-up-constant-fight-vs-croman/ (PDF)


Prospective Tenants:


If you are a prospective tenant, do yourself a favor and think twice before becoming involved with Croman Real Estate / 9300 Realty.

Research first, do a Google search, and check the following resources:




Last updated August 18, 2016