Just Because Someone Tries To Sell You A Building Doesn't Mean They Own It

Just Because Someone Tries To Sell You A Building Doesn't Mean They Own It

Meet Mr. Vargas. He would like to sell you his stake in some commercial property, a triangular lot just north of Central Park, at Lenox and St. Nicholas Avenues, in NYC. You would like to buy this property, because it’s apparently awesome. Unfortunately, after you give Mr. Vargas the money — you find out that the property is owned by an entirely different person.

Tenants Sue After Landlord Charges Bogus Fines Reaching $8,000

Tenants Sue After Landlord Charges Bogus Fines Reaching $8,000

440 residents of an East Harlem apartment have sued international real estate conglomerate Dawnay Day for neglecting building repairs, charging for appliances that were never purchased, and issuing fines reaching $8,000 for improperly using those imaginary appliances. New York’s State’s housing laws apparently don’t protect tenants from bogus fines, so the group instead relied on consumer laws to file their suit.

That’s MISTER Crack To You

That’s MISTER Crack To You

If there’s one commodity we don’t talk about enough on The Consumerist, it’s Erythroxylum coca. This was brought squarely to our attention after Bucky told us about a white van circulating the streets of Harlem, promoting crack.