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Landlords

  1. Mike Schur and Matt Murray Developing ‘Landlords’ Comedy at NBCMike Schur has a new comedy in the works at NBC. According to Variety, the network has put into development a comedy produced by Schur and […]
  2. comedy dynasties
    Is Mike Schur Becoming the Shonda Rhimes of NBC?The peacock could be creating its own “Schurland.”
  3. bad landlords
    Notoriously Terrible New York Landlord Charged With 20 FeloniesSteven Croman’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
  4. gentrification
    Grim, Racist Methods of One Brooklyn LandlordHe explains the tricks he uses to get black renters — and even owners — out of their homes in gentrifying neighborhoods.
  5. Rent
    Danny Meyer Says Rising Rents Are Crushing New York’s Neighborhood“There are neither victims nor villains in this story,” Meyer writes.
  6. Landlords
    Lulu’s Proprietor Says Landlord Won’t Let Him Reopen As Gay BarThe lease says it can’t “operate as a gay or lesbian bar and/or restaurant.”
  7. famous landladies
    Helen Mirren Is Winona Ryder’s LandladyWhat fun they must have.
  8. real estate
    Rent Now, Get a Free TV: The Strangest Apartment Perks Offered This WinterLandlords are giving away gym memberships, Kindles, and even gift cards.
  9. Lawsuits
    Max Burgio’s B & Co. Faces Eviction in MidtownIt has only been open a few weeks.
  10. things that are scary
    Florida Gunman Killed After Deadly Shooting Spree and Hostage Standoff [Updated]He shot six people before barricading himself in an apartment with two others.
  11. worst landlords
    Bad New York Landlords, Part XLVIRemember that fire-escape-less Bronx building?
  12. horrible inconveniences
    Entire Bronx Building Wins Worst Hotel Trip EverEveryone’s getting kicked out of their homes because the fire escapes were removed.
  13. Landlords
    Flay Says Mesa Grill Might Not Be Moving After All“We’re renegoiating the lease … We hope to stay there.”
  14. occupy wall street
    Corporate Landlord Losing Patience With Occupy Wall Street ProtestZuccotti Park is a privately owned public space.
  15. early and often
    Rent-Controlled Apartments for Under $1,000 Could Get More ExpensiveThe “poor tax” wins out on appeal.
  16. early and awkward
    Rahm Emanuel Has the Worst Tenant EverHe’s running against Rahm for mayor of Chicago.
  17. bedbugs
    Bedbugs Are the New STDsLandlords are legally required to fill out a new disclosure form for bedbugs.
  18. resident evil
    Slumlord Watch List: New York’s 153 Worst LandlordsThere was something lurking in Lakisha Haywood’s toilet.
  19. fallout
    City Agencies Descend on Lead- and Asbestos-Choked Apthorp BuildingThe Apthorp tenants were always an eye-rollingly wheedling bunch, but it’s hard to argue with a laundry list of wipe samples quoting six to ten times the legal amounts of lead in the air.
  20. lawsuits
    Update: Was Bouley Suit Originally Dismissed?The landlord also sued him back in May.
  21. Lawsuits
    Landlord Sues Bouley for $1.3 MillionThe esteemed chef allegedly hasn’t paid rent for two years.
  22. Crime Scenes
    When Restaurant Owners AttackThe owners of a kooky unopened restaurant threatened their landlord’s managing agent with torture.
  23. Reopenings
    We Won’t Have Luca Lounge’s Garden to Hang Out in AnymoreThe restaurant was forced to abandon its outdoor garden and it’s going to be difficult for someone else to take it over.
  24. neighborhood watch
    You Should Know: Even ‘Funky’ Landlords Will Evict YouArty Prospect Heights aims to oust rent-stabilized tenant to complete their arty dream house.
  25. Gross: Landlord Hid Cameras in College Students’ BedroomsAn incident in Franklin Square teaches us the lessons we failed to learn from Smokey the Bear.
  26. company town
    AIG’s Mess Continues, Right in the Middle of Spring CleaningPlus, lawsuits over poop, Andrew Cuomo busting lawyers, and ‘USA Today’ so wrong, wrong, wrong.
  27. intel
    Bushwick Hipsters Left Out in the ColdAnother battle in the never-ending war between Man and Landlord was fought this morning, when a large collection of young artists and hipsters gathered in front of 17-17 Troutman Street, a warehouse in Bushwick, to protest their abrupt eviction from the building. On October 18, they said, they were given ten hours’ notice to collect whatever belongings they could carry down the stairs (the service elevators had already been cut out) before the Fire Department broke down doors with sledgehammers and ordered them outside. Their landlord, David Steinberg, has been scarce since the trouble began. “I’ve talked to people who have talked to him,” ex-tenant Evan Greenfield said. “But he hasn’t returned my calls. He says he doesn’t want us to vilify him.” That hope was probably a tad unrealistic, as Steinberg had been signing up new leases mere days before the city deemed the building uninhabitable, citing fire-code violations.
  28. the morning line
    Free at Last, Free at Last • What were we doing in the days before DNA testing? Well, apparently jailing busloads of innocent people, for one thing. The eighth — eighth! — New York State convict in thirteen months to be exonerated by DNA evidence was released yesterday after fifteen years in jail. [NYT] • Both tabloids look at the State of the Union address through the eyes of Ceasar Borja Jr., the son of a WTC cop whom Hillary Clinton had flown to Washington. His father died of lung disease hours before Bush’s speech. [NYP, NYDN] • It’s not exactly the Oscars, but a consortium of community activists got to nominate the city’s worst landlords last night. The runaway winner: Adam Mermelstein of TreeTop Development, who used fake inspectors with prop badges and invalid eviction papers to harass his tenants. [NYDN] • Now this is a divorce case. Four children, $55 million in assets, $5 million in legal bills, and the heaviest dueling allegations in recent memory (kiddie porn and spousal rape versus drug addiction and mental disease). Welcome to Westport. [NYP] • And you know you love the Mets a little too much when they have to take out a restraining order against you. An 18-year-old Piazza fan was barred from Shea for three years after faking a press pass to get closer to his idol. [amNY]