“明和解暗逼迁 华埠住客示威(图)“

2016-06-15 – 僑報

【侨报记者高诗云6月14日纽约报道】14日上午10时许,来自华埠包厘街83-85号公寓的数十名住客与“保护华埠和下东城联盟”及反逼迁运动支持者们,在位于布碌仑下城Fulton街479号的Dr.Jay’s服装连锁公司门前举行示威集会,抗议该公司老板、同时也是83-85号公寓房东的Joseph Betesh,使用恶劣手段逼迁住客。

示威民众代表发言,控诉无良房东。(侨报记者高诗云摄)

 

愤怒的示威民众要求房东停止“表面和解,暗里逼迁”,应立即按照法庭判决对公寓进行维修,并前往市府将该公寓登记为租金稳定的住房。据悉这桩逼迁案诉讼已耗时一年,将于15日在曼哈顿高等法庭再次开庭。

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“Attention, Dr. Jay’s Shoppers: Bowery Tenants Take the Fight to Landlord’s Store”

June, 14, 2016 – Bedford + Bowery

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This morning shoppers looking for American flag swimsuits or bright-patterned leggings at Dr. Jay’s streetwear store in downtown Brooklyn were greeted by a flurry of slogans and posters decrying the brand’s owner, Joseph Betesh, as a slumlord. Tenants from 83 and 85 Bowery were gathered with local activists out front, chanting against Betesh’s efforts to evict them.

 

The tenants, mainly low-income Chinese families, have been organizing against eviction for more than a year and trying to get their apartments recognized as rent-regulated. Back in 2013 the building was bought by Betesh’s Milestone Equities for $62 million. Last March, Betesh refused to renew leases, arguing that the building was not in fact rent-regulated because it underwent substantial rehabilitation. When that didn’t work (they dropped a court case against one of the residents and paid his legal fees) they seemingly changed tactics, deeming the building “structurally unsound” and ordering all the tenants to vacate so they could make repairs.

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“Slumlord Millionaire Fakes Settlement, Pushes for Evictions!”

June, 10, 2016 – Coalition to Protect Chinatown and LES

TUESDAY, 6/14, RALLY + PRESS CONFERENCE AT DR. JAYS

Slumlord Millionaire Fakes Settlement, Pushes for Evictions!

PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY AT DR. JAY’S

479 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10am

We, tenants of 83 & 85 Bowery, Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side and supporters, are calling on slumlord millionaire Joseph Betesh, owner of Dr. Jay’s, to right his wrongdoings.

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