Friday, February 12, 2016

Criminal charges for landlords/developers who ignore safety

Landlords and developers who ignore safety are being criminally charged in the U.S. and abroad.

NY Times
5 Arrested in Connection With East Village Gas Explosion


The gas explosion that killed two people and destroyed three buildings last spring in the East Village was a catastrophic consequence of a scheme by a landlord who had installed an illegal gas line and hid the setup from inspectors, all in a bid to hold onto tenants and their high rents, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Al Jazeera America




Three Taiwanese construction company execs were detained on charges of professional negligence; scores died in building

Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens.
The district prosecutor's office in the city of Tainan said in a statement Wednesday that Lin Ming-hui and architects Chang Kui-an and Cheng Chin-kui were suspected of having overseen shoddy construction of the 17-story Weiguan Golden Dragon building, which crashed onto its side following an earthquake Saturday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

421a Stay Away - Rally postponed







421a Stay Away!  
Rally with us
Meet at 57th St. & 5th Ave.
near the luxury condominium One57
11 AM Sharp!
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NYC Tenants, Let's Rally!

The 421a tax abatement giveaway for luxury housing that takes $1 billion in tax revenue each year from NYC has expired! 

Join us to let Governor Cuomo know that tenants say NO! to a resuscitation of  421a without stronger rent laws.

Let's come together to protect our communities and keep New York affordable.

On February 5th, you can make a difference!
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#1 Million Homes
2.5 Million Tenants
Join the movement.

Contact Tenants & Neighbors
dglover@tandn.org 212-608-4320
@YearOfTheTenant

421A tax break - Tenant groups rallying against it on Friday, Feb. 5

421a Stay Away!  
Rally with us on 
Friday, February 5th!


Meet up at 57th Street & 5th Ave.
near the luxury condominium One57
11 AM Sharp!


NYC Tenants, Let's Rally!
The 421a tax abatement giveaway for luxury housing that takes $1 billion in tax revenue each year from NYC has expired! 

Join us to let Governor Cuomo know that tenants say NO! to a resuscitation of  421a without stronger rent laws.

Let's come together to protect our communities and keep New York affordable.

On February 5th, you can make a difference!

#1 Million Homes
2.5 Million Tenants
Join the movement.

Contact Tenants & Neighbors
dglover@tandn.org 212-608-4320
@YearOfTheTenant