Two Bronx landlords accused of harassing, unlawfully evicting rent-stabilized tenants

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A pair of unscrupulous landlords has been harassing and unlawfully evicting rent-stabilized tenants in the Bronx, State Senator Jeff Klein said at a press conference Monday.

“Enough is enough,” Klein said. He called on State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force to investigate the landlords, Goldfarb Properties and Abro Management.

“No tenant should be the target of illegal discrimination or systemic harassment by dishonest, scamming landlords,” said Klein.

According to residents, their landlords have been trying to clear out rent-stabilized tenants ever since acquiring the buildings on Pelham Parkway North last year.

“I’ve been taken to court 20 or 25 times this year alone. I had to have my son stay with his grandma because of the construction. We didn’t have heat all winter long,” said Sandy Cause, 45, a contractor struggling to support his 1-year old son who suffers from eye cancer. “It’s like being a prisoner in your own home.”

The arrest of Crown Heights landlord Daniel Melamed last Wednesday on charges of unlawfully evicting tenants has the residents feeling optimistic.

“After seeing the landlord arrested in Crown Heights we’re hoping the same happens here,” said Andrew Goebel, 42, a paralegal and founder of the his building’s tenant association. “We’re not going to put up with it anymore.”


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