The former tenants of a Dean Street building are looking to be included in the city’s lawsuit against their former landlords, saying the property owners mounted an illegal eviction and harassment campaign against them over the summer.
The city is suing a high-profile pair of Brooklyn landlords for an alleged attempt to evict tenants from their Crown Heights townhouse amid the state’s eviction moratorium, the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants announced Tuesday.
Four residents say the landlords attempted to evict them from their Dean Street home without any paperwork from housing court, and tried to forcibly move into the house while the tenants are still living there.
Loretta Gendville, who owns the Area businesses, posted the photo above of the work in progress at the Area Yoga coming to 144 Montague Street between Henry and Clinton in Brooklyn Heights. This will be the second Area Yoga—the first is in Carroll Gardens—and it’s scheduled to open sometime next month. Eco Brooklyn is doing the renovation, and it looks like they have quite a lovely space to work with. Another photo on the jump. GMAP