As we noted yesterday, landlord Steve Croman was due back in court this morning.
Just a quick update from a Croman tenant in attendance: Not much happened. The criminal case was adjourned until Nov. 29 ... while the civil case begins on Nov. 1.
Several media outlets were in attendance ... as were some of Croman's tenants. (He owns 47 buildings with 617 units in the East Village.)
We'll update the post with links to the coverage when it is online.
To recap, Croman is under criminal indictment for mortgage fraud in a probe launched by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
In addition, a civil suit alleges that Croman harasses rent-stabilized tenants to get them out of their homes.
We hope Croman gets a taste of how it feels to be dragged thru CourtReplyDelete
in the same way he drags his tenants to Court with his bogus lawsuits.
i finally just settled in housing court after a year and a half because I was so sick of the word 'adjournment'. what a waste of a time and money that "system" isReplyDelete
The much-loathed Croman, who owns over 140 buildings across the city, possesses more of the East Village (my neighborhood) than any other landlord; he also controls great swaths of the Lower East Side. Commenters on local blogs like E.V. Grieve are now dancing maliciously gleeful jigs.
How Can a Religious Person Justify Being a Slumlord?ReplyDelete