East Side Eviction Scam

(from the Latest Indypendent): As New York City rents skyrocket, landlords are trying all kinds of schemes to get rid of rent-stabilized tenants. People in one Lower East Side building are fighting back against one of the most audacious.

“Your tenancy is hereby terminated as of said date,” read the papers tenants at 47 East Third St. began to receive in August 2003, shortly before their leases expired. “Furthermore, the Landlord will not renew your lease based upon the fact that Alistair Economakis seeks possession… for use as Alistair Economakis’ primary residence in New York City.”

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