Wednesday: Tenants Can Learn Their Rights and How to File Complaints at HPD Outreach Day

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is hosting an outreach day at Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s office on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Code enforcement officers will be there to explain how tenants can file complaints or remedy code violations. They’ll also talk about how to apply for affordable housing. Owners can also have their questions answered.

The event takes place at Rosenthal’s office, 563 Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets. Heere’s a flyer explaining the services.

NEWS, REAL ESTATE | 9 comments | permalink
    1. dannyboy says:

      A neighbor wrote in Harpers:

      “In my part of the forest, thank goodness, the process is (a little) more civilized, a sort of soft, running eviction. The large rental company that now owns every building on my side of the block (and much of the next block as well) brought in crews of what obviously seemed to be undocumented workers to repoint the brickwork, and thus drive up the rent for all of us by a couple of hundred dollars each month. Working out on precarious scaffolding in winter weather, these men were forbidden to talk to us, even when we tried to offer them water. As the older families move out, more crews descend on their apartments, tearing them apart, right down to the brick, in storms of noise and dust that go on for months.

      “They cut through electrical cables and crash through ceilings and walls too. An overly zealous smash that shattered our bathroom ceiling, in the workers’ rush to get things done, led to that room being redone for the first time in thirty years. What we got was the same ‘deluxe’ treatment that the new tenants receive: cheap linoleum tile made to look as close as possible to actual ceramic, cheap wooden shelving, and furnishings built to last a fortnight. All to lure the next tenants into accepting three times what my wife and I now pay. And there are rumors that next our perfectly adequate lobbies will be soon be ‘redone,’ which will no doubt raise our rents more.”

      • Kenneth says:

        re: Harpers quote:

        “…brought in crews of what obviously seemed to be undocumented workers…”

        How is it possible to know this only by observation?

        • dannyboy says:

          “seemed to be”

          You found the rest good, eh?

        • Been There says:

          Interestingly, crews of undocumented workers behave in ways that make it possible for people with some experience to tell when it’s more likely that they are, indeed, undocumented.

          They are more likely to follow orders without protest, refuse to speak with outsiders, not protest orders to do questionable tasks like put the hammer through the floor into the ceiling of the downstairs unit, etc.

          I spent a few years working on cases involving wage theft from construction crews, it’s not that hard to tell.

      • Sherman says:

        I read this article about the other day.

        It’s another one of those moronic articles about how great the good old days in NYC were (they weren’t) and how NYC is so “gentrified” today nobody can afford to live here.

        This is kinda like the old Yogi Berra expression “nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded”.

        I’m glad this article is Gospel to you.

        • dannyboy says:

          “I’m glad this article is Gospel to you.” – Sherman

          That is not the case, but is consistent with your labeling a 24 page Harper’s article “moronic”.

          Your synopsis is on par with rest of your comment; it has no relevance to the article.

          You just insult so you can dismiss what you don’t previously Believe.

        • Bruce E. Bernstein says:

          i doubt Sherman ever spent any time on the UWS in the 70s.

          But he tells the rest of us all about it.

    2. Ms.Loraine Nunez says:

      I am so tired of calling 311 about my apartment.I live in a new building The building is falling apart.The hallways is dirty ,and a young someone got raped in 2014.Only channel 12 hadit for one day a tenant told me this.Why do the landlords gets all this money to get 10 year of tax credit.They built these builings with cheap material.Hear everything comes through the wall especally loud music.they get this money and we have no privacy.

    3. Leslie says:

      Im living in 3 family house ..Ive have literally doe the past 3year living on the time the people who live over top time. What i mean her kids get up we have to get 1st thing in morning running jumping..On Purpose called the police..Spoke qith Property Management nothing..Her boyfriend attacked my friend on May27,2018..They issued out a warrant for his arrested. So now my family have been under attack over this..Caught her 10yrs son peeking through my window on my fire escape. Called the company..All i get what do you want me to do…I losing my mind could someone HELP ME.LOST IN EAST NEW YORK.