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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Riverton's Residents Succeed Against CWCapital and CompassRock

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/keith-wright-calls-nyc-rent-regulation-fight-personal-article-1.2219977

Wright and hundreds of rent-stabilized residents at Harlem’s Riverton complex won an extraordinary — and barely noticed — victory in a lawsuit they filed against CWCapitalAsset Management, owner of the 1,232-unit complex, and CompassRock, its management agent.

More at the above link.

Question: Why is there barely any news about this "extraordinary" victory?

2nd Question: And our councilman Dan Garodnick and our TA are inspired by this victory to do what?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS RIVERTON AND KEITH WRIGHT
SORRY FOR THE 5 SENIORS YOU PERSONALLY KNOW OF WHO WERE ILLEGALLY FORCED OUT OF THE SANCTITY AND SAFETY OF THEIR HOME
IMAGINE HOW MANY OTHERS THEY FORCED OUT ALREADY TOO
AND
IMAGINE WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO MANY OTHERS

THANK YOU STR FOR KEEPING US POSTED

CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS

Anonymous said...

"Double and triple charging on the MCI calculations."

Anonymous said...

Why is getting back money stolen from you an "extraordinary victory"

Someone robs you on the street they get arrested.
If they do it three times even if you only have $61 in your wallet, as Keith was hit three times, they go to prison.
If they rob 1000 people on the street raking in $50,000 - $75,000 every month the gang would go to prison.
This theft involved thieves to falsify and fabricate, to commit these crimes. Shouldn't they be treated as a criminal gang? These criminals are no doubt doing the same practice here. They will no doubt commit the same crimes at their next and next job.

They got off scot-free
completely free from obligation, harm, or penalty

Only in America....


Anonymous said...

2nd Question: And our councilman Dan Garodnick and our TA are inspired by this victory to do what? !

Anonymous said...

The Gothamist says CW was "price gouging renovation charges"

"Tenants of those regulated apartments, including Wright, were getting price-gouged for renovations, they claimed in a lawsuit. The suit settled quietly in February for $2 million, as the Daily News reported this week."

Why did the Assemblyman who is head of Housing settle quietly? Why settle at all when a trial would allow tenants to get more information from CW because this is probably only the tip of the iceberg of what CW is doing to Riverton. They should have gone through the discovery process. That troubles me.

What does this mean for my OBVIOUSLY overcharged renovations?

Anonymous said...

"Question: And our councilman Dan Garodnick and our TA are inspired by this victory to do what?"

That's easy.

After Speyer, history and experience repeatedly tell us Garodnick and the TA can always be counted on doing what's best for Brookfield.

They are consistent and can be easily predictable so long as ST-PCV residents keep in mind there is very often no connection whatsoever between what they say and what they do.

Don't let Garodnick and the TA conflate their words and acts. They will hand their ST-PCV neighbors and constituents a turd and claim it's a hard fought victory for the middle class while they actually deliver 100% to Brookfield.

We are forewarned. Ignore their rhetoric. Observe closely what they do.

Anonymous said...

2nd Question: And our councilman Dan Garodnick and our TA are inspired by this victory to do what? ! >>>

Garodnick and the TA are tucked up cosily in the same dirty bed as CW/CR. Garodnick is owned by the REBNY and wouldn't dare turn against them; the TA is led by the short hairs by Garodnick with the false promise of ownership. They will never fight for us against this bunch of criminals. They just are not willing or able to do so. Garodnick would be a pariah among his RE criminal pals and the TA just hasn't got the balls, even if it knows its own agenda is a fruitless one.

Anonymous said...

If I were head of Housing at the Assembly I would not have settled. They clearly had proof and evidence of some ways their "dirty" landlord was cheating tenants. To "settle" is to help the "dirty" landlord get away with it. This was a missed opportunity to learn more about how CW is cheating tenants. Wright vowing to personally fight makes no sense. It would be better to fight if he had stuck to his guns, gone through the discovery process, gotten more evidence. This makes no sense. I smell political interference. Dirty rotten political interference on behalf of the "dirty landlord"
At least the Daily News headline got it right.

Anonymous said...

I've been mum on the DG subject since that's how I am. But the more I read and realize that nothing is being done here when it is beyond a shadow of a doubt they're ripping people off, that DG is in some sort of arrangement with Compass Rock & CWC. Shame on him. He has to live with himself - but why are we still talking about it. DON'T vote for him and let's hire a law firm to deal with this.

Anonymous said...

My guess on why there is barely any news on this "extraordinary" victory is that it is not truthfully "extraordinary" but they are trying to once again convince tenants they are getting something extraordinary when they are getting a few pennies.

Are they being made whole? Probably not. Were they robbed? Yes.

Does it seem CW got the better end of the deal YES - claiming they did nothing wrong, not having to give back all the money they stole, not having to give back "real" money but over a long period of time getting to make little "payments in "rent rebate form" when they stole real money in $75,000 monthly every month for years.

CW got an extraordinary victory.

The biggest victory they got is to keep their secrets on all the ways they are stealing from tenants. That is a stunning allowance by someone who is an Assemblyman for the people. I cannot help but be disappointed he settled and for that.

Anonymous said...

"TA is led by the short hairs by Garodnick with the false promise of ownership."

This misinformation is a false narrative tossed out and left uncorrected by Garodnick and the TA to disguise their unaffordable Brookfield condo scam.

Garodnick and the TA promise a "tenant led purchase" that will deliver 100% ownership/control to Brookfield. Under their leadership ST-PCV tenants negotiated against themselves ... and lost everything.

Anonymous said...

no no no. Even Dan is not stupid enough to think he's getting ownership out of this - it has to be something more. Something much much more.

Anonymous said...

and my obviously charged renovations; and our neighbors as well. What does it mean - did those affected file with Dhcr?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone post the names of all properties owned and managed by CWc and Compass Rock?

Anonymous said...

"This misinformation is a false narrative tossed out and left uncorrected by Garodnick and the TA to disguise their unaffordable Brookfield condo scam.

Garodnick and the TA promise a "tenant led purchase" that will deliver 100% ownership/control to Brookfield. Under their leadership ST-PCV tenants negotiated against themselves ... and lost everything."

I almost forgot about that. Can't wait for that to materialize, what's it been like 7 years now? At least the TA keeps us up to date regarding developments. Can't wait to become an owner!

Anonymous said...

Why did they settle? Anyone? This is a lost opportunity to help so many tenants but they instead settled so CW can keep it all covered up. Why would an Assemblyman do that? Then in a me thinks thou protests too much vow to fight for rent protections. This case was the best and maybe only chance to get tenants protected from illegal overcharges and the Assemblyman buckled. Why would he do that?

Anonymous said...

Even DG is not squawking about conversion now. Just a big LOL.

Anonymous said...

A settlement? Sounds like someone with a lot of political power made a deal to protect CW from the discovery process in exchange for something in the upcoming rent negotiations to make someone look like a hero even though tenants were just robbed of what could have been more valuable, the revealing of the numerous, many ways we are being ripped off which would help us keep our hard earned money in our own pockets and keep us in our homes.

Anonymous said...

Even DG is not squawking about conversion now. Just a big LOL.

May 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM

....like a big RE scheme to get tenants to pay off Robbie's debt to investors who gambled we would all be either evicted or die? We paid off Robbie's contract hit on us to his gang who seek profits from the dying and to evicting people.

Anonymous said...

"....like a big RE scheme to get tenants to pay off Robbie's debt to investors who gambled we would all be either evicted or die? We paid off Robbie's contract hit on us to his gang who seek profits from the dying and to evicting people."

I would LOVE to see Speyer's dirty ass hauled off to jail. I am hoping and praying that he and his gang will be investigated and made to pay the piper. I think he is pure evil.

Anonymous said...

This stinks of politicians interfering in the judicial process to help RE keep its dirty secrets. It will be interesting to follow who comes out as a "hero" in the spin cycle on the rent talks in June. Remember how Cuomo spins his web touting "big victory" on his TPU. Getting protections from a TPU is not a big victory - it is a sign of trouble when people need such protection units that the people's safety and homes are vulnerable and at risk. Our homes should not be so at risk in the first place. Creating a band aid for the bullet wound when government provided the ammunition to the shooters is a dirty rotten trick. Preet just showed us how the game is played by the three amigos with the Skelos complaint.

Skelos and the three amigos desire storms, floods and wipeouts of housing to hit the people so the three amigos can provide umbrellas paid for by taxpayers dollars while the three amigos are invested in the umbrella companies.

It is an abusive relationship where this current government hurts the people to pose as hero helping the people all while profiting from the people.

Here is an idea - how about a government that makes sure the people are protected from getting hurt in the first place! They could have prevented a lot of the damage to the people in
PCV ST with preventive measures but instead chose to protect the already wealthy investors who made an immoral investment by prioritizing them and hitting twice the victims by getting us to pay them with our hard earned dollars and with giving up our homes as they pushed and priced us out.

Anonymous said...

7:22 AM, you said it perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 1:05 and 7:22
Crooks and Creeps.

Anonymous said...

I think it is a valid and fair question every tenant and every tenant group has a right to have answered. Why did the Chairman of the Housing Committee in the New York State Assembly allow a dirty landlord to get out of answering to a discovery process that would have helped make tenants whole and helped all NY tenants protect themselves from dirty landlord practices and potentially curbed the dirty practices if there is even just one lone politician with the courage to propose bills and enact laws calling out and putting an end to the dirty landlord practices. Every New York tenant was robbed by the lack of due process that could have helped us all. But hey maybe we will get a bandaid for the bullet wounds while the landlords are allowed to keep shooting.

The "Chairman" of Housing owes all of New York Tenants statewide an answer.