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Crown Heights Tenant Union

for #TenantEmpowerment

1155-1151 Dean St

Crown Heights’ Tenant Building Member

Current CHTU Member Building

1155-1151 Dean St

Landlord(s): Renaissance Realty Group LLC

Landlord/Management Office: 1946 Coney Island Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11223

CHTU Members Since: March 2016

Long-term tenants in these rent-stabilized buildings began being displaced soon after Renaissance Realty bought the building in 2013. Only 8 of the original tenants remain.1155 Dean St was in HPD’s 2016 “Alternative Enforcement Program,” which designates the 250 most physically distressed buildings in New York City.  Meanwhile, vacated apartments in 1151 Dean St have been gut-renovated and are listed for rent at over $3000.

Building Stats:

  • Units: 32
  • Open HPD Violations: 101 (as of 6.2.16)
  • Class C “immediately hazardous” Violations: 14

Listed as “Meeting Watchlist Criteria” on NYC Public Advocate’s “Worst Landlord Watchlist”

Mold and broken tiles in a 1155 Dean St apartment bathroom
Mold and broken tiles in a 1155 Dean St apartment bathroom

"Since Renaissance Realty has assumed ownership of our building it appears they have systematically endeavored to displace all the long-time tenants through the following methods: 1) Having apartments removed from rent-stabilized or preferential rent status thereby pricing tenants out. 2) Intimidation or cajoling tenants into accepting minuscule buy-outs to vacate the premises. 3) Delinquency in performing needed normal 'wear and tear' repairs.

With their end-game being a goal of achieving enough modifications to 'justify' a $3000+ asking rental price for each of the 16 units at the 1155 Dean Street location."

Latonia Gray, Tenant for over 40 years

are you ready?

Next General Member Meeting

Tenants all over Crown Heights are struggling to stay in their homes, while landlords make record profits! Come to our next General Membership Meeting and join the fight to protect our neighborhood!

October 22, 2019

@7PM

CAMBA - 1117 Eastern Parkway [at Utica Ave.] 3rd Floor

Enter on Utica Ave. (btwn Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Pl.)

Snacks & Child Care Provided by CHTU Members

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