Harassment by Construction: Crown Heights Tenants Fight Back

Represented by MFY Legal Services, tenants in a Crown Heights building filed suit against their  landlord on June 7, 2016, demanding an end to almost two years of unbearable living conditions. Tenants say the landlord began a gut renovation in February 2015 without proper building permits. Tenants have lived through periods with no heat or water; walls have been removed and tenants are living with a rat infestation and black mold. The suit demands the restoration of illegally deregulated apartments back to rent stabilized status, restoration of services and an end to the bullying and harassment of all tenants.