Brooklyn tenants protest poor conditions, landlord harassment

October 13, 2018 - 3:42 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Tenants in a Brooklyn apartment complex took to the street Saturday to protest alleged harassment from their landlord and poor living conditions.

“A lot of issues in our apartment – water damage, mold – that hasn’t been fixed for over three years,” said resident Eva.

Eva joined about thirty other tenants in a protest outside the apartment building located at 1800 Albemarle Road in East Flatbush.

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Some residents also claimed the landlord has been harassing them to move out of their rent-stabilized apartment so they can be rented for more money.  

Some in the group also said the landlord has illegally converted multiple apartments inside the building and threatened residents with evictions.

“We ain’t gonna take it no more! This gotta stop! The door needs fixing, the elevator needs fixing and because that we are here to stand up to that landlord,” resident Leroy told the crowd gathered outside the apartment.

1010 WINS reached out to the landlord, JBM Estates, but the office was closed for the weekend.