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  •  these are tenants... (14+ / 0-)

    of all ages.  He said it started with three families and have now expanded to about a dozen.

    but it's true, most are well-established families with immigrant backgrounds, with many having emigrated in the 60s and 70s.... Now with realty so scarce in Manhattan, there are all sorts of landlords/slumlords who see the cash box in their rent controlled apartment buildings.  With this being so close to the university, it makes it a prime spot for students, high rents and then they move out... allowing the landlord to up the rent again.

    His parents emigrated from the Caribbean, but he and his brothers were born here and grew up in that neighborhood.

    One thing apparently all of them are doing in that neighborhood - they have their cellphone cameras ready.  The neighbors stick together and they let the cops know they're catching them on camera.

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:17:38 AM PDT

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