292 Bedford Avenue was erroneously declared vacant, allegedly exposing tenants to health risks caused by construction.
For some, rising Brooklyn property values means a declining quality of life, as landlords attempt to rid buildings of longtime tenants and increase rents.
New York City Council members Wednesday introduced a package of 12 bills intended to stop tenant harassment in the form of building construction.
The bills are sponsored by 11 council members, all Democratic, including Brooklyn representatives Stephen Levin, Carlos Menchaca, Rafael Espinal, and Antonio Reynoso. As well, coalition advocacy group Stand for Tenant Safety helped draft the bills, aiming them specifically at quickly changing residential areas like Crown Heights where construction has increased, according to the New York Times. (more…)