In the News

Recent news reports that concern us directly or indirectly.

July 15, 2018
Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

July 12, 2018
Bowery tenants ready for end-of-Aug. return

May 20, 2018
Eviction Machine, (NYT

September 19, 2017
The Real Deal: Judge postpones Steve Croman sentencing

September 14, 2017
The Real Deal: Toledano, facing eviction, says: I am a rent-stabilized tenant

July 6, 2017
WNYC: How Landlords Push Out Tenants for Profit

July 1, 2017
The Real Deal: Life after Croman

July 1, 2017
The Real Deal: Lender Liability


May 4, 2017
EV Grieve: East Village tenants pay landlord Raphael Toledano a visit at his Upper West Side home

April 28, 2017
New York Times: Tenants Offered Buyouts Are Left in the Lurch

April 28, 2017
Curbed New York: Toledano Tenants Speak Out Against Shady Buyout Tactics

April 20, 2017
Testimony of State Senator Brad Hoylman Before the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings

April 12, 2017
NY Attorney General’s Office: New Legislation To Crack Down On Tenant Harassment

February 23, 2017
The Villager: Th-tha-that’s 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

February 13, 2017
The Real Deal: Paydirt: The unbreakable Rafi Toledano and more…

February 6, 2017
The Real Deal: Foreclosure looms as Toledano nears deal to sell EV portfolio to Sutton

December 15, 2016
ProPublica: The Fateful Vote That Made New York City Rents So High

December 8, 2016
The Villager: 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

November 23, 2016
Bedford and Bowery: Tenants Demand Cooking Gas, Say Their Landlord’s Response Is ‘Tough Turkey’

September 8, 2016
EV Grieve: Raphael Toledano is Selling 5 more East Village Buildings

September 7, 2016
EV Grieve: Report: Raphael Toledano sells 2 more of his East Village properties

September 7, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano to reap windfall from $36M sale of four buildings

September 2, 2016
The Real Deal: Citi Habitats partners with anti-slumlord website

September 2, 2016
Rebusiness Online: Brookhill Properties Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Mixed-Use Property in Manhattan

September 1, 2016
EV Grieve: Raphael Toledano selling 97 2nd Ave.

August 15, 2016
HMGDJ Law Blog: Does This NYC Landlord Have a P.R. Bone in His Body?

August 24, 2016 (PODCAST!)
The Brick Underground: Tenants unite in downtown Manhattan to face their landlord

August 9, 2016
WNYC: Small Businesses Welcome Tools to Fight Landlord Harassment

August 5, 2016
Bedford+Bowery: East Village Landlord’s 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

August 5, 2016
The Real Deal: Tenants to Toledano: Screw your ice cream, give us gas

August 5, 2016
Bowery Boogie: In 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

July 8, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano is shopping six of his East Village buildings

June 30, 2016
The Villager: Raffi Ready to Cut and Run?

June 21, 2016
The Lo-Down: Tenants Make Themselves Heard as Croman Case is Pushed Back

June 10, 2016
The Real Deal: These East Village landlords are working their buildings the hardest

June 1, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano’s Fast and Rocky Ride

May 19, 2016
The Villager: ‘I’ll get the lead out,’ ‘Heavy Metal’ Toledano tells pols, Health Dept.

May 16, 2016
The Real Deal: Toledano to pay $1M-plus in settlement of EV tenant harassment suit

May 9, 2016
EV Grieve: Health department to inspect Raphael Toledano’s East Village properties for toxic levels of lead dust

May 9, 2016
Curbed NY: These 20 East Village Buildings May Have Toxic Lead Levels

May 9, 2016
The New York Times: Regular on New York’s ‘Worst Landlords’ Lists Is Charged

May 7, 2016
Gothamist: 20 Buildings Owned By Notorious East Village Landlord Will Be Tested For Toxic Lead Dust

May 7, 2016
NY Daily News: Health officials testing for lead dust levels in buildings owned by East Village landlord accused of tenant harassment

April, 2016
Met Council on Housing: Drumpf’s Son-In-Law Reaps Fruit of Harassment

rain_protestApril 25, 2016
E.V. Grieve: Ongoing concerns about demolition work and elevated lead levels in Toledano-owned buildings

April 21, 2016
The Villager: Heavy metal Toledano; Tenements’ lead levels are through the roof

February 10, 2016

The Real Deal: Stellar Mgmt sues Raphael Toledano for ditching $130M loan on EV deal

January 21, 2016
WNYC: Why Some New York Buildings Go Up, And Others Come Down

January 20, 2016
WNYC: Madison Realty Capital Slammed With $150M Lawsuit

January 12, 2016
Brick Underground: What I Learned From Losing My Apartment In a Fire

January 6, 2016
NY State: Governor Cuomo Launches Initiative to Return Thousands of New York City Apartments to Rent Regulation

ToledanoTrumanCollageDecember 14, 2015
The Real Deal: 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

December 4, 2015
The Real Deal: Toledano Accused of Not Paying His Rent

October 22, 2015
The Villager: 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

October 15, 2015
The Villager: E. Fifth Street 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

August 27, 2015
The Daily News: Top real estate broker says his own nephew screwed him out of $100M deal

August 24, 2015
The Real Deal: State investigating Toledano for alleged tenant harassment

August 24, 2015
The Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: State probing East Village landlord accused of strong-arming tenants

August, 2015
NPR: A Trio of Tenant Protection Bills

August, 2014
NPR: Ways to Lose Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment

NPR: Rent Destabilized (2008 – but still interesting)