Displaced Sunset Park tenants take landlord to court 3 months after fire forced them out of their homes


Sunset Park tenants who have been displaced from their homes for three months after a fire are preparing to take their idle landlord to court, they announced at an Aug. 16 rally at Brooklyn Housing Court. 

According to Jared Watson, a tenant organizer with the Fifth Avenue Committee, residents from the 54th Street building are taking HP Action against the landlord in an effort to speed up the repair process and at the very least make the building safe enough to allow them back inside to grab their personal belongings. Two individuals — Baozhen Lin and Moshe Kraus — are affiliated with the building, according to Who Owns What in NYC, as are two LLCs, but Watson said most tenants are not sure what their landlord’s name is.