Bed-Stuy Tenant Kicked Out For Speaking Up For Neighbors, He Says

When a lease renewal offer landed in Jacob Gordon’s inbox earlier this summer, he quickly realized it was more than a chance to sign onto another year in the Bainbridge Street apartment he’s called home for eight years.

It was an opportunity to ask his less-than-responsive landlord a question that had been swirling in the neighborhood for years — when would they fix the dilapidated building they owned across the street?

Jacob Gordon asked landlords about upgrading a dilapidated building they own across the street. A week later, they rescinded his new lease.

Jacob Gordon asked landlords about upgrading a dilapidated building they own next door. A week later, they rescinded his lease renewal. (Courtesy of Diana Zapata.) BED-STUY, BROOKLYN […]

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