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Landlord with a sledgehammer

EXCLUSIVE: Landlord accused of trashing apartments to boot rent-regulated tenants hit with subpoena by Gov. Cuomo

The state Tenant Protection Unit served the subpoena Wednesday on JBI Management, whose principals Joel and Aaron Israel own 10 buildings in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods. Tenants complained to the unit that workers entered their apartments to do repairs — only to use sledgehammers to destroy kitchens and bathrooms.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:30 A.M.
NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiPEARL GABEL/PEARL GABEL/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWSOfficials say a Brooklyn landlord is trashing their own apartments in order to drive out rent-regulated tenants such as Gloria Corea (seated), her daughter Noelia Calero and daughter’s husband Rolando Calero. The kitchen and bathroom of their apartment have been damaged and permanently blocked off with the wall behind them.

A Brooklyn landlord who officials say is deliberately trashing apartments to drive out rent-regulated tenants was hit with a subpoena Wednesday by the Cuomo administration.

The state Tenant Protection Unit served the subpoena on JBI Management, whose principals Joel and Aaron Israel own 10 buildings in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Tenants complained to the unit that workers entered their apartments to do repairs — only to use sledgehammers to destroy kitchens and bathrooms.

The Caleros, who have lived at 98 Linden St. in Bushwick for 23 years, say they’re one of those families.

Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-landlord-accused-trashing-apartments-boot-tenants-hit-subpoena-article-1.1767011

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