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Nearly $150K of City Council Funding Allocated to Prevent Tenant Harassment

City Councilwomen Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez said it was one of the biggest in their districts.

Chinatown »

Landlord Forces Out Tenants Who Don't Speak English, State Says

The state filed a subpoena as part of an investigation of Marolda Properties, which owns 70 buildings.

Chinatown »

Residents Displaced by Grand St. Fire Return Home Three Years Later

Following a legal battle, residents of 289 Grand St. returned to their apartments this spring.

Chinatown »

Cash Coming to Sandy-Stricken Businesses Below Canal Street

About $200,000 in funds will help small businesses south of Canal Street following the storm.

Lower East Side »

Derelict LES Bathroom Could Become Community Center Under Renovation Plan

Three abandoned buildings are being eyed by local organizations for renovations.

Lower East Side »

Ousted Hester Street Residents Demand Compensation

Former residents of 128 Hester St., which was demolished in 2009, are still awaiting compensation.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown Tenants Displaced by Massive Fire Sue Landlord for Neglect

A group of 75 tenants are suing their landlord for allegedly creating dangerous conditions that led to the April 2010 blaze at 283 and 285 Grand St.