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Roosevelt Island Tenant's Association Rent Dispute

Tenants on Roosevelt Island Denied Appeal in Rent Dispute
New York Law Journal, November 12, 1987

..."The state can be an engine for creating homelessness by displacing families," Mr. Itkowitz said. "If they're not going to look at the economic impact (of rent increases) there's no real safety net for low- and moderate-income families."  Read More... 

Fighting Roosevelt Island Rent Hike
New York Newsday, March 1986

"Jay Itkowitz, the tenant group's lawyer, called the rent increase "heartless.""  Read More...

Eastwood Building Committee of Roosevelt Island v. Berman
118 Misc.2d 494, 461 N.Y.S.2d 184 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. 1983)

Court upheld challenge by tenants to rent increase promulgated by the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal on the ground that the State agency had failed to comply with its published rules and regulations governing the issuance of rent increases for state-subsidized housing. Link To Full Text of Decision

Roosevelt Isle Tenants Win Bitter Rent Fight
New York Post, March 23, 1983
"It's a tremendous victory," said Jay Itkowitz...

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