By COLlive reporter
A dispute over a home with a deadbeat tenant in Crown Heights has led to violent incidents which were caught on camera on Monday.
The house at 964 Park Place was purchased by a Lubavitch businessman in 2015, and was occupied by a tenant at the time.
The tenant, who lost the home to foreclosure, paid rent for the first few months, and then stopped paying altogether, for over 6 years, the home’s owner told COLlive.com.
“The tenant tied us up in court for 6 years, finding every legal loophole possible,” the owner said. “We offered to put her up in a hotel for some time, or to cover some of her rent in a new location and meals, to help her until she works things out, but she refused,” he said.
With each proceeding, the tenant was unsuccessful, and was required to vacate the home. In January, with the moratorium on evictions expired, the tenant was finally legally evicted last week, with the New York City Marshalls in attendance.
During the ensuing dispute over the tenant’s eviction, a local protest activist group took up the cause, and has been protesting loudly outside the home.
“After the tenant was evicted, the angry mob of protesters broke into the home, allowing the tenant illegal access once again,” the owner told COLlive. “They also blocked us, the legal owners from entering the property.”
The owners arrived on Monday to find approximately 70 protesters outside the home, protesting “Greedy Jewish Landlords.”
The police were called, and they attempted to break up the violence, however they were unsuccessful in helping the rightful Jewish owners access to their own home.
“The police are unwilling to help us, because they say they are afraid the protesters will riot and there will be much violence,” the frustrated owner told COLlive. “We have no recourse here and no way to resolve this, since these are violent people who have socialist views against us – and the police,” he said.
A group of Lubavitch Yeshiva bochurim, who live in a dorm a few houses down the street, attempted to assist the Jewish owners by accompanying him into the home. They were also unsuccessful in stopping the violent, angry mob from vacating the property.
For now, the owner has no choice but to wait for the police to act and to attempt to get help from our local elected officials.
Shockingly, local elected officials appear to be siding with the illegal tenant and further stoking tensions, according to tweets on Monday from the scene of the protest.
Former City Council candidate Michael Hollingsworth tweeted, “Looks the entire 83rd precinct is here. They’ve shut the street. Council member Ossé and AG James are here too.”
“Attorney General Letitia James and City Councilmember Chi Ossé are present at the eviction defense at 964 Park Pl.,” tweeted @taliaotg. “Earlier today, the landlord brought a crew of people with him in an effort to break into the building that Mrs. Robinson & her family have lived in since 1951.”
“The whole thing makes no sense,” the owner of the home said. “The police know if they act there will be violence, so they are trying to keep the peace by keeping us out until further ruling from the judge. In the meantime there is a travesty of justice which is happening here,” he said.
Attorney General Letitia James and City Councilmember Chi Ossé are present at the eviction defense at 964 Park Pl.
Earlier today, the landlord brought a crew of people with him in an effort to break into the building that Mrs. Robinson & her family have lived in since 1951. https://t.co/kQcyElx5oq
— talia jane (@taliaotg) February 14, 2022
If 100 Bochurim show up to go inside, the police will be forced to act
Bochurim should be sitting in yeshiva and learning.
The community should be protesting outside to show that we stand for the law, not for lawlessness
This coming from the community who openly supports trump, the most lawless president in our history.
You can’t only follow the law when it benefits yourself.
Why? Did he spy on his political opponents? Oh, no, wait, that was Obama.
Or did he take bribes for himself and his children from foreign governments? Oops, no, that was Biden.
So it seems to come down to “most lawless” = “I don’t like him.”
Prove President Trump is lawless. I see you’ve been listening to CNN.
You’re possibly a brochure & don’t know you’re being lied to?
Resident Biden said anyone who doesn’t take ‘TheShot’ is killing other people.
This simply a lie, probably for money.
Resident Biden might have the ‘Din of a Rodef.’
Yes, Resident Biden typifies Democrats today.
Sadly, this very thing is happening right here in the Daled Amos of our Shchune, where a family is living in a house for over 15 years and has not paid rent. They were finally to get evicted right before Covid, the landlord compassionately agreed to wait until after Pesach and then came Covid… Now they are refusing to leave…. Vey to a society that doesn’t follow law and order
The FBI is corrupt top to bottom. They’re more likely to side with the squatters.
This is crazy! I wish the owner a yeshua very soon!
The owner should shut off the electric gas and water etc. It won’t solve the problem but at least they won’t be able to use the house comfortably and give him more bills to pay until this is resolved
That will only result in the landlord getting repeated violations from the DoB. Even if the tenant is living in his property illegally, housing laws in NY protect the tenant and the landlord cannot turn off the utilities.
This is clear antisemitism and needs to be dealt with. Shame on the police for not upholding the law and using force to give the owners their property. Shame on those anti Semite’s stop labeling all Jews greedy. Do I label blacks as convicts. No because we should have respect. Sad sad unjustified world we live in. Shame on you people!!!!
I (a jewish male) was at the protest all day yesterday and never once heard this chant. Numerous jewish protestors amongst the group.
If you stop up your ears and go “la-la-la,” then of course you’ll “never once” hear anything that would burst your bubble.
“I (a Jewish male)..”
Um.. na. Doesn’t sound like a frum guy is writing this.. more like a gentile that happens to know about “collive” website..
Just for peoples information there are quite a few non Jewish ppl that know about this website and comment as well
Any so-called “Jew” among the protesters is not a Jew at all. The torah says that a nochri who steals deserves to be executed, so how can any Jew support such a person and enable them to continue stealing?
What a shameful response
Please find it in your loving caring heart to raise the money for this poor woman, so she can legally pay up her bills of 6 years worth of squatting.
Please protest something that is actually unjust, like police brutality, or the frequent unwarranted attacks on our community by our neighbors.
spreads like a cancer. like bullying. it’s a question of whether the masses will stand up to what they consider evil, or lazily hope others will do the dirty work.
We must do something about this .
Staying quiet and not doing g anything is way to big of a statement!
Time you all learned stop renting to non jews
In this situation, the tenants that were evicted were the previous owners. This is not a case of renting to non-Jews
Some of the landlords thought the yuppies are better tenants . Well here is the true colors !
Property was purchased with tenants already there
They bought the house with the tenant already in there!
owner didnt rent to her
she came with the property
as crown heights expands this happens
Let’s see our big talker Mayor, our so-called friend of the community do something and step up with action
Make sure you get more groovy photo ops with everyone smiling and shaking hands.
They come with numbers we should come with triple numbers
Wow. So sickening.
Hope this awakens peoples eyes to see that any ideology that calls for equality is anti-Semitic in its root.
Equality hurts the impoverished the most, all you need to do is look at any Society that Incorporated this ideology, and you’ll see a way worse off lower class, just sad people can’t see this!
EQUITY is the word you are looking for. Equality is an across the board term that recognizes all people are created by Gd. Equity is a term that says some are more equal and than others based on race and deserve to be compensated for that based on revisionist history, mostly in the form of reparations for slavery and quotas for minorities.
Reparations are deserved.
There’s no arguing against the history of this country and the crimes we committed.
The black community and native Americans deserve massive reparations.
in the deaths of hundreds of thousands in the Civil War, and in the expansion of the welfare state since the 1960s.
Also, explain why people whose ancestors weren’t even in the United States at the time should have to pay.
Democracy doesn’t work logically, it works by politicians seeking votes to stay in power.
The more you please people, moral or not, the more votes you get, & bribery starts ‘Knocking on the door.’
Who did a lot to sell slaves to Americans?
Their Black brothers in Africa.
Compell all African nations who sold their brothers into slavery to pay reparations to American Blacks.
I didn’t commit no crimes. I’m a descendant of immigrants who came long after slavery was abolished. Also, sure yeah reparations. Reparations should be paid to those who were victims of and suffered from slavery. Oh wait… They’re long DEAD. All the black people demanding reparations are so many generations away from slavery (if even at all) that its just laughable that they should receive some kind of financial compensation for something people with the same skin color as them experienced 400 years ago.
Equality is not anti-Semitic. It’s basic human dignity and freedom for all people, not just “the chosen” people.
Equality raises up the impoverished. We need to start taxing the wealthy.
The wealthy already pay far more than their fair share. The Torah says each person should only be taxed in proportion to the benefit he receives from that tax. Any more than that is pure theft.
Most of the people standing around look like well to do yuppies that are trying to make themselves feel good by helping the “poor”. While they have been the ones causing the astronomical housing costs in the neighborhood.
On another note when will our own start to rent and sell only to frumme….wake up people!
Only rent to Jews, become more insulated, less aware, less educated, less worldly, and I’m sure that will only bring about good things for the world at large. Way to take one step closer towards progress.
Do you even hear what your saying ? No we don’t propose a ghetto but we do want a stronger Jewish community!
But a stronger Jewish community does not come about by turning inwards, it comes about by connecting and respecting those around us.
If you said the same thing about any other minority it would be called “victim blaming.”
We’ve always respected our neighbors, but we haven’t got respect back. We’re the ones who are afraid of walking down our streets.
We’re the ones being harassed and attacked and not allowed in homes we legally own.
that really depends on your definitions of those things, now, doesn’t it? If your idea of “educated,” for example, is “swallowing whole whatever anyone with a credential says,” why then we can do quite well without that “education.”
What is wrong with being insulated? What is so great about being “aware” and “educated” about the evil around us? “Worldly” is definitely a bad thing, don’t we all admire those who are less worldly? Our duty is to our own, not to “the world at large”. And “progress” is anything but.
This is absurd!
How can we help
And break into their houses.
You get to live in a house rent free and let the Jew lose a bunch of money. If the landlord wasn’t Jewish I’m sure he would not let the tenant rob him off his house.
What Would happen in An Italian, Irish Neighborhood
SO MUCH FOR ALL THE PHOTO OPS WITH “ELECTED OFFICIALS”! POSTED ON COL TELLING EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR THEM!
CROWNS HEIGHTS DESERVES BETTER……
A REPUBLICAN MAYOR DOWNWARDS!
WHAT WAS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID?
“WHEN THE LOOTING STARTS THE SHOOTING STARTS”
WHIFF OF 1991 I FEAR
Someone gotta tell them it doesn’t matter that, “Mrs. Robinson & her family have lived in since 1951.” They don’t own the house…
They did until the deed was scammed from them
If they were scammed, they should sue.
They are, that’s why the AG is getting personally involved
Who says the deed was scammed? The article says she lost the house to foreclosure. That’s not a scam. She borrowed money and didn’t pay, so the bank took the house, as happens to anyone.
I’m sure she was warned multiple times. Change the locks.
SO YOU THOUGHT THAT LATISHE JAMES IS A FRIEND OF THE JEWS, THINK AGAIN. HOW WOULD SHE FEEL IF HER TENNENT DID NOT PAY RENT FOR 6 YEARS.
All these politicians we elected should be upholding the law and making sure that what the court ruled should happen bepashtus. this is sickening seeing everyone spit on this jew and make him into a supposed “greedy jewish landlord”
All the bleeding hearts coming to protest this “travesty” of not allowing a squatter to remain for more than 6 years should start a GoFundMe for Mrs Robinson, and cover her 6 years of debt.
As a community we should stand up and help the buyer, it’s a attack against us Jews, I suggest we make a charity campaign to help him pay his Morgage, and legal fees.
can happen here to anyone
why did the marshall not evict her?
6 years free of rent is enough ask the new politicians to protect the tenant and let her love within their own property
Read the article. The marshall came and evicted her, and then she and her supporters broke in. Now she is not just a squatter, she is a burglar and should be arrested and go to prison, together with everyone who helped her.
She sold the house in 2015 to the present owner, she got the money in full but never moved out. Just crazy.
She didnt sell because she wanted to, it was foreclosed
Who cares why she sold?
Why she was allowed to live after foreclosure?
Did the owners raise her rent after they bought the property? Was she paying rent before? What made her stop paying? Seems like something is missing from this story.
Because she could. That’s all. She’s a robber and belongs in prison.
Lubavitch left Russia because of the communists now there here in the open. And not only the citizens but the government “official’s” hr”y. May this malchus harisha be flipped upside down in the spirit of Purim.
Maybe the politicians can help get the family rent assistance .
Land of the unjust.
With Covid and the loss of jobs and the cost of health care, we should have more empathy for people struggling to pay their rent.
you should have more empathy for the landlord who depends on the rent roll to pay his mortgage?
People have been making more money on unemployment than I did working day and night during COVID
…and vote democrat!
Get more smiling photos with lots of food, too.
The police are here to uphold the law, not be scared off by goons.
The woman sold the house and it’s not hers anymore. She did not pay the rent as agreed and was evicted six years later than she should have been.
She should immediately be forcefully evicted and any goons in the way should be rounded up and arrested for interfering with the law.
In addition, she MUST be charged with breaking and entering, just like ANYONE else who breaks and enters a home that is not theirs.
Community should come together outside the police station. It’s their job to uphold the law it shouldn’t be a choice…its a community thing because who knows on what issue their next choice might be?
This is a dangerous precedent
I thought the dangerous President got impeached? Aren’t we all safe now?
He’s still drooling and stumbling his way through office, and about to bumble the US into another pointless war.
One things forsure..
Those yuppies are up for no peace .
They were rude to me , bored and have nothing better to do .
This tenant did not pay rent .
Eviction Is the justice.
And the news reporters themselves don’t k ow what happened.
Funny how these protesters/goons come out of the woodwork.
Can’t be organized, can it?
They should start one for her.
I thought I read the owner offered her some kind of help financially.for her move or first few months of rent. Something to facilitate her move
If the situation were reversed and it was a black home-owner and Jewish occupants, whose side would they be on?
Not ours, I can assure of you that 100%…
I would support the landlord, this is simple, if he doesn’t collect rent, how is he to pay for the expenses????
This very thing is happening right here in CH, where a family is living in a house for over 15 years and has not paid rent. After years of court battles they were finally to get evicted right before Covid, the landlord then compassionately agreed to wait until after Pesach and then came Covid… Now they are refusing to leave…. So this is not about race or religion, its about civil society vs socialism …..
Sad to say this but the writing is on the wall…. this city is doomed, evil Letitia James Y”S and her evil colleagues are out and about imposing their evil communist socialist decrees on all law abiding citizens .
May all evil be erased from the face of the earth.
We voted for Eric Adam’s this is what we got!
we are getting closer to another crown heights riot, and this time its with whites and blacks together coming for us.
No need for hyperbole.
NYC, and especially crown heights because we don’t have representation, is a cesspool of violence and corruption. The law abiding and goodhearted are the criminals while violent criminals and thieves are supported by those hired to protect the neighborhood. In the past 2 weeks two of our community were held up by guns and 2 others were physically assaulted (if not more). Stop keeping these outrages perpetrated against our community secret- Make this Public!!
Know who you are renting to (or hiring etc). Too many dishonest, unstable people out there. Check their history well and GO WITH YOUR GUT!
It seems clear from this story that there are people who cannot afford to pay rent and the landlord is losing out. The city had over a billion dollars to give de Blasio’s wife which didn’t accomplish anything. The city, state, federal and organizations can help people facing foreclosure and who have rent problems. There are enough homeless.
@[email protected]·1hWe will be speaking with @BrooklynDefense today on @WBAI 99.5 FM from 5:00-5:10 about the eviction defense currently taking place at 964 Park Place. Tune in for an update and to learn your rights.
You are a vicious hateful communist socialist, you are not wanted on this site. Stay away from law abiding Jews, deal with your “community”
Why can’t they force them to pay rent instead like it it always was at least?
They should confiscate their car Etc.
Till they pay up or something like that just tell the banks do it with their loans!!!
THEIR ARE NO LAWS TO PROTECT THE LANDLORD PERIOD.
Go speak to eviction lawyers THEY WILL TELL YOU WHAT A NIGHTMARE IT IS.
You can not evict them.
Landlords have gone through NIGHMARE HEARTACHE LOSS OF HEALTH & MONEY.
No the courts will not make them pay back
Please be very careful who you rent too .
Check their stability
Speak to previous landlords
Get as many reference as you can
USE extreme caution
We are in adar and the “house of haman was given to mordechai”
And will be matzliach in a good reveal way, this is crazy
the best solution is to ask her mob to buy her this house back by the New market price plus the 6 years rent, plus all legal expenses and they can live peacefully together at the same building socializing… if they are so good to her, and law respectful residents. Ask the mob to be a good Samaritan till the end