City Councilmember Sandy Nurse (D-Brooklyn) is introducing a package of bills that aims to curb illegal evictions, citing THE CITY’s reporting on tenants locked out of their apartments by landlords. Titled the Stop Illegal Evictions Act, the four bills Nurse
Tenants of a Bedford-Stuyvesant building went to court on Thursday to delay action on the eviction of a longtime resident, renewing a two-year battle in which they’ve accused their landlord of harassment and deception.
In this episode of Third Rail we focus on those in Central Brooklyn who are on the front line of gentrification: tenants and renters.
Bianca Macpherson, who crafted the original language for the Major Capital Improvements bill after “hundreds of meetings” with tenants, said that she saw this lawsuit coming. “This lawsuit was expected. Their strategy is to distract the tenant movement from moving forward