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Tenant Dispute in Crown Heights Peddles Antisemitic Tropes

An angry mob protesting “greedy Jewish landlords” is defending a tenant in Crown Heights who hasn’t paid rent in 6 years and is embroiled in a legal dispute with the owner who happens to be Jewish; “NYPD refuses to act.” Full Story

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100 Bochurim
February 14, 2022 10:50 pm

If 100 Bochurim show up to go inside, the police will be forced to act

Not bochurim
Reply to  100 Bochurim
February 15, 2022 6:51 am

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

Reply to  Not bochurim
February 15, 2022 9:31 am

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.

“Most lawless president”?
Reply to  Hahaha
February 15, 2022 12:10 pm

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.”

Boruch Hoffinger
Reply to  Hahaha
February 15, 2022 12:48 pm

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 happening in our community as well
Reply to  100 Bochurim
February 15, 2022 3:41 pm

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

Get the
February 14, 2022 10:56 pm

Fbi involved

You’re kidding, right?
Reply to  Get the
February 15, 2022 6:19 am

The FBI is corrupt top to bottom. They’re more likely to side with the squatters.

February 14, 2022 10:56 pm

This is crazy! I wish the owner a yeshua very soon!

Shut off the utilities
February 14, 2022 11:08 pm

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

Won't work
Reply to  Shut off the utilities
February 15, 2022 7:37 pm

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.

February 14, 2022 11:17 pm

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!!!!

oh please
Reply to  Sickening!!!
February 15, 2022 3:51 pm

I (a jewish male) was at the protest all day yesterday and never once heard this chant. Numerous jewish protestors amongst the group.

Yeah, see
Reply to  oh please
February 15, 2022 7:00 pm

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 doubt this person writing this comment isJewish
Reply to  Yeah, see
February 16, 2022 11:31 pm

“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

What were you doing among the protesters?
Reply to  oh please
February 15, 2022 7:20 pm

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?

Reply to  What were you doing among the protesters?
February 16, 2022 9:37 am

What a shameful response

Please Jewish Protester
Reply to  oh please
February 15, 2022 8:00 pm

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.

February 14, 2022 11:27 pm

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.

February 14, 2022 11:30 pm

We must do something about this .
Staying quiet and not doing g anything is way to big of a statement!

February 14, 2022 11:36 pm

Time you all learned stop renting to non jews

Not the case
Reply to  Chaya
February 15, 2022 6:50 am

In this situation, the tenants that were evicted were the previous owners. This is not a case of renting to non-Jews

Reply to  Chaya
February 15, 2022 6:51 am

Some of the landlords thought the yuppies are better tenants . Well here is the true colors !

Bought with tenants
Reply to  Chaya
February 15, 2022 8:36 am

Property was purchased with tenants already there

Not their fault
Reply to  Chaya
February 15, 2022 8:52 am

They bought the house with the tenant already in there!

Reply to  Chaya
February 15, 2022 9:05 am

owner didnt rent to her
she came with the property
as crown heights expands this happens

Get justice
February 14, 2022 11:38 pm

Let’s see our big talker Mayor, our so-called friend of the community do something and step up with action

But First
Reply to  Get justice
February 15, 2022 5:30 am

Make sure you get more groovy photo ops with everyone smiling and shaking hands.

Get justice
February 14, 2022 11:39 pm

They come with numbers we should come with triple numbers

February 14, 2022 11:39 pm

Wow. So sickening.

Socialist = Antisemites
February 15, 2022 12:14 am

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!

Reply to  Socialist = Antisemites
February 15, 2022 6:58 am

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.

I mean...
February 15, 2022 9:34 am

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.

Reparations have already been paid
Reply to  I mean...
February 15, 2022 11:29 am

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.

Boruch Hoffinger
Reply to  Reparations have already been paid
February 15, 2022 1:01 pm

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.’

Boruch Hoffinger
Reply to  I mean...
February 15, 2022 12:58 pm

OK ‘Reparations.’
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.

Umm, speak for yourself....
Reply to  I mean...
February 15, 2022 7:45 pm

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.

Reply to  Socialist = Antisemites
February 15, 2022 9:10 am

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.

Stealing is not "dignity"
Reply to  Ummm
February 15, 2022 7:23 pm

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.

40 year resident of CH
February 15, 2022 12:15 am

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!

Great thinking
Reply to  40 year resident of CH
February 15, 2022 9:12 am

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.

Reply to  Great thinking
February 15, 2022 10:13 am

Do you even hear what your saying ? No we don’t propose a ghetto but we do want a stronger Jewish community!

Reply to  Resident
February 15, 2022 11:05 am

But a stronger Jewish community does not come about by turning inwards, it comes about by connecting and respecting those around us.

Doing that
Reply to  Okay
February 15, 2022 5:27 pm

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.

Reply to  Great thinking
February 15, 2022 11:31 am

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.”

Yes, it is great thinking.
Reply to  Great thinking
February 15, 2022 7:26 pm

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.

February 15, 2022 12:36 am

This is absurd!
How can we help

Find out where the protestors live
February 15, 2022 1:15 am

And break into their houses.

Im with the protesters!
February 15, 2022 1:40 am

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.

Socialist/Communism Would Not allow This Either
Reply to  Im with the protesters!
February 15, 2022 10:55 am

What Would happen in An Italian, Irish Neighborhood

February 15, 2022 1:43 am



February 15, 2022 1:45 am

Someone gotta tell them it doesn’t matter that, “Mrs. Robinson & her family have lived in since 1951.” They don’t own the house…

Sad story
Reply to  Hello
February 15, 2022 10:46 am

They did until the deed was scammed from them

Reply to  Sad story
February 15, 2022 12:39 pm

If they were scammed, they should sue.

Sad story
Reply to  Court
February 15, 2022 7:38 pm

They are, that’s why the AG is getting personally involved

Says who?
Reply to  Sad story
February 15, 2022 7:29 pm

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.

February 15, 2022 1:48 am

I’m sure she was warned multiple times. Change the locks.

February 15, 2022 6:37 am


Where are the politicians?
February 15, 2022 7:05 am

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”

I have a great idea
February 15, 2022 7:37 am

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.

This is so sad
February 15, 2022 7:40 am

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.

Hard situation
February 15, 2022 7:48 am

can happen here to anyone

Why did the Marahall not do his job?
February 15, 2022 7:50 am

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

The marshall did evict her
Reply to  Why did the Marahall not do his job?
February 15, 2022 7:31 pm

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.

Fair and Square
February 15, 2022 8:00 am

She sold the house in 2015 to the present owner, she got the money in full but never moved out. Just crazy.

Reply to  Fair and Square
February 15, 2022 10:53 am

She didnt sell because she wanted to, it was foreclosed

So what?
Reply to  770
February 15, 2022 7:31 pm

Who cares why she sold?

Bank sold her house together with her?
Reply to  770
February 21, 2022 1:22 am

Why she was allowed to live after foreclosure?

Rent rant
February 15, 2022 8:18 am

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.

She just refused to move out
Reply to  Rent rant
February 15, 2022 7:32 pm

Because she could. That’s all. She’s a robber and belongs in prison.

February 15, 2022 8:19 am

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.

Rent assistance
February 15, 2022 8:50 am

Maybe the politicians can help get the family rent assistance .

Welcome to NY
February 15, 2022 8:55 am

Land of the unjust.

Tough times
February 15, 2022 9:14 am

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.

And maybe
Reply to  Tough times
February 15, 2022 11:33 am

you should have more empathy for the landlord who depends on the rent roll to pay his mortgage?

Oh chill
Reply to  Tough times
February 16, 2022 6:17 am

People have been making more money on unemployment than I did working day and night during COVID

Just keep on following the local activists advise
February 15, 2022 9:45 am

…and vote democrat!

But First
Reply to  Just keep on following the local activists advise
February 15, 2022 10:26 am

Get more smiling photos with lots of food, too.

Utter lawlessness
February 15, 2022 9:49 am

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.

Police station
Reply to  Utter lawlessness
February 16, 2022 10:01 am

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?

February 15, 2022 9:56 am

This is a dangerous precedent

Reply to  Precedent
February 15, 2022 1:32 pm

I thought the dangerous President got impeached? Aren’t we all safe now?

Reply to  Dangerous
February 15, 2022 2:08 pm

He’s still drooling and stumbling his way through office, and about to bumble the US into another pointless war.

I was there
February 15, 2022 12:31 pm

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
Reply to  I was there
February 15, 2022 1:34 pm

Funny how these protesters/goons come out of the woodwork.

Can’t be organized, can it?

Start a GoFundMe
February 15, 2022 12:47 pm

They should start one for her.

Reply to  Start a GoFundMe
February 15, 2022 6:32 pm

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

Think about it
February 15, 2022 1:51 pm

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%…

Sadly happening in our community as well
Reply to  Think about it
February 15, 2022 3:47 pm

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 …..

This is the beginning of the end
February 15, 2022 2:02 pm

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.

Not surprising!
February 15, 2022 3:07 pm

We voted for Eric Adam’s this is what we got!

not much longer...
February 15, 2022 3:29 pm

we are getting closer to another crown heights riot, and this time its with whites and blacks together coming for us.

לא תקום פעמיים צרה
Reply to  not much longer...
February 15, 2022 8:06 pm

Chas v’shalom,
No need for hyperbole.

Wish they would hire reps & police with integrity
February 15, 2022 3:45 pm

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!!

Moral of the Story
February 15, 2022 3:49 pm

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!

Living assistance
February 15, 2022 4:39 pm

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.

Anti radio
February 15, 2022 4:45 pm

@TheIndypendent@TheIndypendent·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.

Adams DemoRat
Reply to  Anti radio
February 15, 2022 10:11 pm

You are a vicious hateful communist socialist, you are not wanted on this site. Stay away from law abiding Jews, deal with your “community”

a bill emes
February 15, 2022 10:47 pm

Why can’t they force them to pay rent instead like it it always was at least?

What do the banks do???
Reply to  a bill emes
February 16, 2022 5:56 pm

They should confiscate their car Etc.
Till they pay up or something like that just tell the banks do it with their loans!!!

February 16, 2022 12:24 pm

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

Hope the owner gets hatzlacha
February 16, 2022 4:29 pm

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 ask her “ friends” to buy
February 21, 2022 1:28 am

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