“With Nassau County-based developer E&M Management on the verge of purchasing the Stony Run apartment complex on Hurley Avenue in Kingston, tenant-advocacy groups held a press conference on June 6 with New York City public advocate Jumaane Williams at Lakeshore Villas, a Port Ewen property already owned and managed by E&M. They had concerns to share.

“It’s just kind of disgusting, it’s very plain, why they are now here in Ulster County and other places across the state,” said Williams. “They are predatory landlords, they are predatory owners, and they are trying to repeat their predatory plan with everything they can. To do what? To deal with their bottom line.”

Tenant advocates including Williams, members of the Kingston Tenants Union and Citizen Action, and E&M tenants both past and present gathered in front of Lakeshore Villas to discuss proposed statewide legislation geared toward ensuring landlords adequately maintain their properties.”

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