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Tenants Demand to Landlord R.A. Cohen, “We Have a Right to Safe Homes”

Tenants Demand to Landlord R.A. Cohen, “We Have a Right to Safe Homes”

Chinatown, New York, NY – On Thursday, September 22nd, 247 Broome and 135 Eldridge Street residents, who have been subject to ongoing eviction threats and alleged harassment from R.A. Cohen Properties, held a press conference and rally at 135 Eldridge Street to declare their right to safe homes. Tenants, who are predominantly low-income and Chinese, united to fight back against R.A. Cohen, who they believe is trying to push them out of their homes. The tenants told their stories about the serious repair and construction issues they face. Tenant leaders demanded accountability for what... read more