Harlem tenants pursue overdue repairs after deadly fire


By Grace Dixon (June 6, 2022, 6:38 p.m. EDT) — Tenants of a Harlem apartment building damaged by a deadly fire last November have filed a lawsuit against their landlord in New York Housing Court. York, alleging that the owner refused to address long- dilapidated state and well as the damage caused by the recent fire.

Current and displaced residents of 14 apartments at 1833 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. filed a lawsuit against owner Manhattanville Holdings LLC and property manager David Israel on Friday and announced a concurrent rent strike on Monday, demanding allegedly overdue repairs and the return of tenants displaced by the fire.

The tenants have linked the fire of November 19 which killed two…

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