Rafael Cestero

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    City's Slumlord Watchdog Leaves: Assessing His Tenure

    ​Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the resignation of housing commissioner Rafael Cestero last Friday. Cestero leaves the city agency of Housing Preservation and Development -- the largest developer of affordable housing in the country -- for L M Partners, a private local affordable housing de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Christine Quinn and Rafael Cestero Vow to Save Crumbling Bronx Buildings

    ​Today, City Council speaker Christine Quinn and Housing Commissioner Rafael Cestero vowed to make sure that conditions won't worsen at ten crumbling Bronx buildings that have fallen into foreclosure. Back in March, we named the prior owners of the buildings, Los Angeles real estate develo ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2010

    New York's Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1

    In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Stuy Town Owners Back in Court to Defend Jacked-Up Rents

    After nearly three years of veritable civil war between two powerful real estate executives and thousands of tenants, the owners of the historic downtown residential complexes, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, will appear in court again today. Landlords Jerry and Rob Speyer, and their part ... More >>