Resources

State Resources:

New York State Attorney General Complaints

General Helpline: 1-800-771-7755


Report Tax Fraud (Illegal Hotels)
http://www.tax.ny.gov/reporttaxfraud.htm also:

Security Deposit Complaint form
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs/complaints/cns003web_rentsecurity.pdf

Tenant's Complaint of Owner's Failure to Renew Lease and/or Failure to Furnish a Copy of a Signed Lease
http://www.nyshcr.org/Forms/rent/ra90.pdf

New York State Homes & Community Renewal (Frequently Asked Questions)

New York Department of Planning (obtain public information about your building)
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/index.page

New York State Property Information (find your building block and lot numbers, use ACRIS to find legal documents like deeds, violations, etc. related to your building)
http://a836-acris.nyc.gov/CP/LookUp/Index
https://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/Index

Facts about major capital improvements (MCI)

More on MCIs

Community Resources:

Tenant.net
Beware Croman (a.k.a. 9300) Realty!!


Housing Notebook, a radio show on WBAI dedicated to housing issues (archive):

Cooper Square Committee
http://www.coopersquare.org/

Metropolitan Council on Housing
http://metcouncilonhousing.org/

GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side)
http://www.goles.org/


Lawyers:

Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph | http://www.hmgdjlaw.com 

More to come ... (tenant only lawyers with track records of beating Croman in court).

NYC Tenant Lawyer Blog (McAdams Law, 305 Broadway, Suite 610, New York, NY 10007, 212-406-5145)


Press:

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



NY Daily News Article re: Tenant Protection Unit & Castellan Real Estate Partners/Liberty Place Property Management
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cuomo-probes-nyc-landlord-eviction-claims-article-1.1381625

New York Observer article about Croman's mansion on East 72nd St.
It should be noted the the Observer is owned by Jared Kushner (married to Ivanka Trump), who is reportedly acquiring many tenement buildings in the East Village, 
that tend to have rent stabilized tenants. Time will tell what sort of landlord he is. 


Insider Pages (Reviews)

Chicago Tribune Article RE: 12 East 72nd St. (AKA Croman's Mansion)
Do you see transient Europeans in your building, with suitcases, coming and going? Your landlord may be running an illegal hotel, depriving New York City and its residents of tax dollars, disrupting building culture, exposing you and your neighbors to potential dangers including, bed bugs, insurance liabilities, fire, vomit in common areas, excessive noise, drunkenness, etc.

From the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, one of the comments mentions a 9300 Realty property.
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2008/jun/02/apartments-for-rent-by-the-night/

Though your building is owned by Croman / 9300 Realty, it is likely called something like - 319 Bowery NY, LLC (substitute your address). There are legal reasons, e.g. secrecy, limited liability (to tenants and banks), behind setting up an LLC for each property.
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2009/01/12/bowerys_amato_opera_sold_for_37m_closing_in_may.php


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