Frank Ricci

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    How Can New York Stop the City's Worst Landlords?

    When the trouble came to 90 Elizabeth Street, it arrived quietly, in a flurry of white papers. They blanketed the mailboxes and the front doors of many of the tenants in the modest Chinatown apartment building, a forbidding snowdrift of eggshell, piled with angry black type. When 43-year-old Betty E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    Council Hears Pro and Cons of Landlord Harassment Bill

    Photo by Phillie Casablanca via Flickr Battle-weary tenants, affordable housing advocates and a few landlords packed City Council chambers this week to argue for and against legislation that would allow tenants to sue landlords who harass tenants. Under current law renters can take their landlord ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Slumming for Landlords

    A pair of Bronx pols try to shoot down the latest in tenant protection

  • News

    May 16, 2006

    Pushed Off the Pinnacle

    Tenants accuse mega-landlord of forcing them out

  • News

    April 9, 2002

    Getting the Lead Out

    Will the City Council Finally Protect Kids From Toxic Paint?

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Peter's Poisoned Pen

    Will Vallone Write a Sickening Lead-Paint Bill to Please Landlords?

  • News

    October 6, 1998

    Down in the Old Hotel

    Landlords Trade Tenants for Tourists at SROs