The New York Daily News reports:
The real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner exposed children to cancer-causing substances as part of a campaign to push rent-stabilized tenants out of their apartments, said a lawsuit filed by a group of renters.
Nineteen tenants of 18 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, contend that Kushner Cos. tried to convert the majority of the 338 apartments in the building from rent-stabilized units to luxury condos starting in June 2015.
To do so, Kushner’s firm harassed the rent-stabilized tenants with major construction all over the building, the lawsuit charges. The construction at the Austin Nichols House unleashed dangerous toxins into the air and caused a litany of issues, according to the legal filing.
New York State is launching an investigation into allegations of tenant harassment by the Kushner Cos.
We have zero tolerance for tenant abuse of any kind and we will aggressively take on landlords who try to intimidate people out of their homes.https://t.co/3gzOtQJFvG
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 16, 2018