Morrisania tenants taking legal stance against building’s management

62 tenants joined forces with the Legal Aid Society to file this lawsuit and take a stand against the Fordham Fulton Realty Corporation.

Natalie Hernandez and

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 12:15 AM

Updated 39 days ago

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A group of tenants at a Morrisania building complex are taking the management company of the complex to court.
Residents tell News 12 their homes have been completely neglected. Seventeen-year resident Charlene Banks says that conditions in the building have only gone downhill since the current management company took over.
Banks is one of 62 tenants who joined forces with the Legal Aid Society in filing this lawsuit and taking a stand against the Fordham Fulton Realty Corporation for what Banks and other residents describe as severe neglect.
"Since this management has taken over and has really gotten bad within the last couple of years,” said Banks. “We're like sitting ducks. I bet you they have heat and hot water. I bet you they have comfort in their home.”
The lawsuit demands that repairs be made immediately to the over 600 open violations issued by the Housing Preservation and Development department for 530 and 540 East 169th street. Those violations include leaks, no heat or hot water and cracks in the building’s foundation.
No court date has been set yet.
News 12 reached out to HPD, the city’s Department of Buildings, the current management company and the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene for statements and are awaiting responses.


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