New York State Attorney General Complaints
General Helpline: 1-800-771-7755
Tenant Protection Unit
Report Tax Fraud (Illegal Hotels)
Security Deposit Complaint form
Tenant's Complaint of Owner's Failure to Renew Lease and/or Failure to Furnish a Copy of a Signed Lease
New York State Homes & Community Renewal (Frequently Asked Questions)
New York Department of Planning (obtain public information about your building)
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)
Facts about major capital improvements (MCI)
More on MCIs
Beware Croman (a.k.a. 9300) Realty!!
Stop Croman Coalition
New York Citysearch
How to Rent in NYC (Reviews)
Housing Notebook, a radio show on WBAI dedicated to housing issues (archive):
Cooper Square Committee
Metropolitan Council on Housing
GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side)
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)
The Village Voice: Landlord Steve Croman Targeted by His Own Tenants with These Flyers
Met Council on Housing Article
New York Observer covers East Village Tenant Parade
Bedford + Bowery Prune restaurant owner / chef wins battle with Croman over stolen money
NY Daily News Article re: Tenant Protection Unit & Castellan Real Estate Partners/Liberty Place Property Management
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.
Another article about Kushner in the East Village:
Insider Pages (Reviews)
Village Voice Article from 2000
New York Times Article from 2002
Chicago Tribune Article RE: 12 East 72nd St. (AKA Croman's Mansion)
Downtown Express Story
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.
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.