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North Brooklyn tenants look for relief from rats, mold and lead paint

August 14 | Kelly Mena

Residents of 12 rent-stabilized northern Brooklyn buildings connected to a nonprofit run by one of the city’s worst slumlords requested in court Wednesday that an independent manager be put in charge of the properties, which they say have been neglected for decades. Tenants say they are plagued by chronic leaks, collapsed ceilings, lead paint, mold, […]

Like his father before him, Bushwick assemblyman to face socialist challenger

August 14 | Emma Whitford

Brooklyn Assemblymember Erik Martin Dilan is poised to face his first primary challenge since winning the office in 2014 in a possible rematch between the borough’s Democratic old guard and a growing Democratic Socialist base, the Brooklyn Eagle has learned. Dilan’s challenger in Assembly District 54 is 28-year-old Boris Santos, a Williamsburg native and Bushwick […]

Bushwick tenants take landlord to court, alleging hazardous mold

August 1 | Kelly Mena

Rodents, water leaks, mold and ongoing electrical issues are just some of the conditions caused by a Bushwick landlord’s negligence, according to papers tenants filed in Brooklyn Housing Court as part of a request for a court-appointed building administrator. Three tenants living at 149 Irving Ave., aided by TakeRoot Justice, filed the papers on Wednesday […]

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