Squadron Responds to Charges Against Marolda Properties

NEW YORK - Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron responded to the Governor’s Tenant Protection Unit and Attorney General’s lawsuit against Marolda Properties for Chinatown and Lower East Side tenant harassment:

“Too often, harassment tactics are used by bad actors against rent-regulated tenants. It's unacceptable when Marolda does it, and it's unacceptable when Croman does it.

“I’ve long worked with community members and colleagues to address patterns of harassment and deplorable conditions that are part of a coordinated strategy to drive people from their homes and destroy affordable housing. As we continue steps toward justice for these tenants, state action continues to be a critical component in sending one message loud and clear: tenant harassment is simply unacceptable anywhere in New York.  

“I'm proud to have worked with the TPU and AG to have exposed some of these concerns in my district, and will continue to work against these practices. Thank you to the Governor, TPU, AG, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, the Cooper Square Committee, MFY Legal Services, Asian Americans for Equality, and University Settlement, and my colleagues”