Monday, May 7, 2012
Yesterday, we asked resident Sue Palchak-Essenpreis what the group hopes to achieve with the rally.
"We're hoping to show that the real-estate market in NYC is about more than units, square footage and market rates. It's about people, families and homes. Neighborhoods are about more than "hipness and hot spots." All we are asking is to be treated fairly. We have a voice, and at the very least, it deserves to be heard. While currently the NYC law may state that any new owner may evict current market rate tenants at will, just because it's legal, doesn't make it right. These are our homes, and we won't leave without a fight."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reader report: Three apartment buildings sold on East Third Street
Know your rights: Help with understanding NYC rent laws
More about the lease renewals at 50, 54 and 58 E. Third St.
Tenants at 50, 54 and 58 E. Third St. banding to together in face of building sale