Toledano to pay $1M-plus in settlement of EV tenant harassment suit AG still investigating rent-stabilized renters’ claims they were pressured to vacate
Raphael Toledano agreed to pay north of $1 million to settle claims that he harassed te爱上海同城 nants at one of his East Village buildings, sources told The Real Deal.
The settlement between Toledano, a broker-turned-multifamily investor w爱上海同城 ho runs Brook爱上海同城论坛 hill Properties, and several rent-stabilized tenants at the six-story, 16-unit walk-up at 444 East 13th Street was finalized May 6, court records show.
Stephanie Rudolph, a lawyer at the Urban Justice Center who represented the tenants, called the settlement “very satisfactory.” She declined to comment on the terms of the agreement.
In May 2015, the tenants filed a suit in New York City’s Housing Court against Toledano and independent property manager Goldmark Property Management for allegedly taking illegal measures to pressure them to move out.
Tenants in eight of the apartments secretly recorded conversations上海夜网论坛 with the landlord, building agents and the property manager, the New York Times reported in October. The tenants claimed the landlord’s agent told them police were investigating drug use and prostitution at the building, said rents would soon soar, and the upcoming demolition of a building next door would make living at the property difficult. All these conversations, the tenants claimed, were meant to scare them into vacating.
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