In the News

Recent news reports that concern us directly or indirectly.

July 6, 2017
WNYC: How Landlords Push Out Tenants for Profit
http://www.wnyc.org/story/how-landlords-push-out-tenants-profit


May 4, 2017
EV Grieve: East Village tenants pay landlord Raphael Toledano a visit at his Upper West Side home
http://evgrieve.com/2017/05/east-village-tenants-pay-landlord.html


April 28, 2017
New York Times: Tenants Offered Buyouts Are Left in the Lurch
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/realestate/tenants-offered-buyouts-are-left-in-the-lurch.html


April 28, 2017
Curbed New York: Toledano Tenants Speak Out Against Shady Buyout Tactics
http://ny.curbed.com/2017/4/28/15468554/east-village-raphael-toledano-landlord-lawsuit


April 20, 2017
Testimony of State Senator Brad Hoylman Before the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/brad-hoylman/testimony-state-senator-brad-hoylman-new-york-city-council


April 12, 2017
NY Attorney General’s Office: New Legislation To Crack Down On Tenant Harassment
https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-announces-new-legislation-criminally-crack-down-tenant-harassment


February 23, 2017
The Villager: Th-tha-that’s all, folks! Lenders to foreclose on Toledano buildings
http://thevillager.com/2017/02/23/th-tha-thats-all-folks-lenders-to-foreclose-on-toledano-buildings/


February 16, 2017
E.V. Grieve: Rafael Toledano-owned 97 Second Avenue is on the Auction Block
http://evgrieve.com/2017/02/raphael-toledano-owned-97-2nd-ave-is-on.html


February 13, 2017
The Real Deal: Paydirt: The unbreakable Rafi Toledano and more…
https://therealdeal.com/2017/02/13/paydirt-the-unbreakable-rafi-toledano-land-it-in-the-hudson-yards-newmarks-public-play-more/


February 6, 2017
The Real Deal: Foreclosure looms as Toledano nears deal to sell EV portfolio to Sutton
https://therealdeal.com/2017/02/06/madison-moves-to-foreclose-on-toledanos-ev-portfolio/


December 15, 2016
ProPublica: The Fateful Vote That Made New York City Rents So High
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-vote-that-made-new-york-city-rents-so-high?utm_source=SFFB


December 8, 2016
The Villager: Toledano set to toss in the towel on 13 E. Village tenements
http://thevillager.com/2016/12/08/toledano-set-to-toss-in-the-towel-on-13-e-village-tenements/


November 23, 2016
EV Grieve: Frozen: A Raphael Toledano-style turkey dinner on 12th St. for residents without cooking gas
http://evgrieve.com/2016/11/frozen-raphael-toledano-style-turkey.html

https://youtu.be/gJhs1RVBzE8


November 23, 2016
Bedford and Bowery: Tenants Demand Cooking Gas, Say Their Landlord’s Response Is ‘Tough Turkey’
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2016/11/tenants-demand-cooking-gas-say-their-landlords-response-is-tough-turkey/

https://youtu.be/hKA4b9fQWeg


September 8, 2016
EV Grieve: Raphael Toledano is Selling 5 more East Village Buildings
http://evgrieve.com/2016/09/raphael-toledano-is-selling-5-more-east.html


September 7, 2016
EV Grieve: Report: Raphael Toledano sells 2 more of his East Village properties
http://evgrieve.com/2016/09/report-raphael-toledano-sells-2-more-of.html


September 7, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano to reap windfall from $36M sale of four buildings
http://therealdeal.com/2016/09/07/toledano-to-reap-windfall-from-36m-sale-of-four-buildings/


September 2, 2016
The Real Deal: Citi Habitats partners with anti-slumlord website
http://therealdeal.com/2016/09/02/citi-habitats-partners-with-anti-slumlord-website/


September 2, 2016
Rebusiness Online: Brookhill Properties Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Mixed-Use Property in Manhattan
http://rebusinessonline.com/brookhill-properties-expands-portfolio-with-acquisition-of-mixed-use-property-in-manhattan/


September 1, 2016
EV Grieve: Raphael Toledano selling 97 2nd Ave.
http://evgrieve.com/2016/09/raphael-toledano-selling-97-2nd-ave.html


August 15, 2016
HMGDJ Law Blog: Does This NYC Landlord Have a P.R. Bone in His Body?
http://www.hmgdjlaw.com/blog/2016/08/does-this-nyc-landlord-have-a-pr-bone-in-his-body.shtml


August 24, 2016 (PODCAST!)
The Brick Underground: Tenants unite in downtown Manhattan to face their landlord
http://www.brickunderground.com/rent/podcast/toledano-tenants-coalition


August 9, 2016
WNYC: Small Businesses Welcome Tools to Fight Landlord Harassment
http://www.wnyc.org/story/new-law-helps-small-businesses-fight-harassment-gentrification/


August 5, 2016
Bedford+Bowery: East Village Landlord’s Ice Cream Social Gets a Chilly Reception
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2016/08/east-village-landlords-ice-cream-social-gets-a-chilly-reception/


August 5, 2016
Gothamist: Landlord Surprised To Learn Tenants Would Rather Have Gas Service Than Free Ice Cream
http://gothamist.com/2016/08/05/ice_cream_or_heat.php


August 5, 2016
The Real Deal: Tenants to Toledano: Screw your ice cream, give us gas
http://tinyurl.com/5thStreet-IceCreamWars


August 5, 2016
Bowery Boogie: In Which Slumlord Raphael Toledano Rewards Harassed Tenants with Ice Cream
http://www.boweryboogie.com/2016/08/which-slumlord-raphael-toledano-rewards-harassed-tenants-with-ice-cream/


July 14, 2016
EV Grieve: Raphael Toledano is now funding the Creative Little Garden on 6th Street
http://evgrieve.com/2016/07/raphael-toledano-is-now-funding.html


July 8, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano is shopping six of his East Village buildings
http://therealdeal.com/2016/07/08/toledano-is-shopping-six-of-his-buildings/


June 30, 2016
The Villager: Raffi Ready to Cut and Run?
http://thevillager.com/2016/06/30/30733/


June 21, 2016
The Lo-Down: Tenants Make Themselves Heard as Croman Case is Pushed Back
http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2016/06/tenants-make-themselves-heard.html


June 10, 2016
The Real Deal: These East Village landlords are working their buildings the hardest
http://therealdeal.com/2016/06/10/these-east-village-landlords/


June 1, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano’s Fast and Rocky Ride
http://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/toledanos-fast-and-rocky-ride


May 19, 2016
The Villager: ‘I’ll get the lead out,’ ‘Heavy Metal’ Toledano tells pols, Health Dept.
http://thevillager.com/2016/05/19/heavy-metal-toledano


May 16, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano to pay $1M-plus in settlement of EV tenant harassment suit
http://therealdeal.com/2016/05/16/toledano-to-pay-1m-plus-in-settlement


May 9, 2016
EV Grieve: Health department to inspect Raphael Toledano’s East Village properties for toxic levels of lead dust
http://evgrieve.com/2016/05/health-department-to-inspect-raphael.html


May 9, 2016
Curbed NY: These 20 East Village Buildings May Have Toxic Lead Levels
http://ny.curbed.com/maps/east-village-slumlord-lead-buildings-map


May 9, 2016
The New York Times: Regular on New York’s ‘Worst Landlords’ Lists Is Charged
http://tinyurl.com/NYT-Croman


May 7, 2016
Gothamist: 20 Buildings Owned By Notorious East Village Landlord Will Be Tested For Toxic Lead Dust
http://tinyurl.com/GothamistArticle


May 7, 2016
NY Daily News: Health officials testing for lead dust levels in buildings owned by East Village landlord accused of tenant harassment
http://tinyurl.com/Toledano-LeadDust


April, 2016
Met Council on Housing: Drumpf’s Son-In-Law Reaps Fruit of Harassment
http://tinyurl.com/CrapLandlords


rain_protestApril 25, 2016
E.V. Grieve: Ongoing concerns about demolition work and elevated lead levels in Toledano-owned buildings
http://evgrieve.com/2016/04/ongoing-concerns-about-demolition-work.html


April 21, 2016
The Villager: Heavy metal Toledano; Tenements’ lead levels are through the roof
http://tinyurl.com/jypwa24


February 10, 2016

The Real Deal: Stellar Mgmt sues Raphael Toledano for ditching $130M loan on EV deal
http://tinyurl.com/ha3dgo2


January 21, 2016
WNYC: Why Some New York Buildings Go Up, And Others Come Down
http://www.wnyc.org/story/ups-and-downs-new-york-city-architecture
(audio)


January 20, 2016
WNYC: Madison Realty Capital Slammed With $150M Lawsuit
http://tinyurl.com/j9akox3


January 12, 2016
Brick Underground: What I Learned From Losing My Apartment In a Fire
http://tinyurl.com/hryfe92


January 6, 2016
NY State: Governor Cuomo Launches Initiative to Return Thousands of New York City Apartments to Rent Regulation
http://on.ny.gov/1n4crLc/


ToledanoTrumanCollageDecember 14, 2015
The Real Deal: Raphael Toledano Esq.?: Investor may be tied to fake law firm
http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/12/14/raphael-toledano-esq-investor-may-be-tied-to-fake-law-firm/


December 10, 2015
The Villager: Toledano tenants unite to fight eviction efforts in East Village buildings
http://thevillager.com/2015/12/10/toledano-tenants-unite-to-fight-eviction-efforts-in-east-village-buildings


December 4, 2015
The Real Deal: Toledano Accused of Not Paying His Rent
http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/12/03/raphael-toledano-accused-of-not-paying-his-rent-lawsuit/


October 22, 2015
The Villager: The East Village is Home; I Want to Improve It
http://thevillager.com/2015/10/22/the-east-village-is-home-i-want-to-improve-it/


October 19, 2015
New York Times: Tenants in New York Press the Record Button in a Dispute with the Landlord
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/19/nyregion/in-clash-with-landlord-apartment-tenants-in-new-york-use-covert-recordings.html?_r=0


October 15, 2015
The Villager: E. Fifth Street Tenants are Still Trying to Figure Out; Who is the Real “Raffi”?
http://thevillager.com/2015/10/15/e-fifth-st-tenants-are-still-trying-to-figure-out-who-is-the-real-raffi/


September 10, 2015
The Real Deal: Toledano buys 16-building Village portfolio amid Jungreis suit

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/09/10/toledano-buys-16-building-village-portfolio-amid-jungreis-suit/


August 27, 2015
The Daily News: Top real estate broker says his own nephew screwed him out of $100M deal
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/top-broker-nephew-screwed-100m-deal-article-1.2339737


August 24, 2015
The Real Deal: State investigating Toledano for alleged tenant harassment
http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/08/24/state-investigating-toledano-for-alleged-tenant-pressure/


August 24, 2015
The Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: State probing East Village landlord accused of strong-arming tenants
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/state-probing-landlord-accused-strong-arming-tenants-article-1.2335082


August, 2015
NPR: A Trio of Tenant Protection Bills
https://www.wnyc.org/story/trio-tenant-protection-bills/


August, 2014
NPR: Ways to Lose Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment
https://www.wnyc.org/story/ways-lose-your-rent-stabilized-apartment/


2008
NPR: Rent Destabilized (2008 – but still interesting)
https://www.wnyc.org/story/27624-rent-destabilized/

 

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