Greenpoint residents cry foul over actions of landlord

Residents of one Greenpoint building are crying foul after they say their landlord shut them out of their apartments for nearly two years.Tenants of 202

GREENPOINT - Residents of one Greenpoint building are crying foul after they say their landlord shut them out of their apartments for nearly two years.Tenants of 202 Franklin St. protested Thursday outside of the building they moved out of in 2004 after a fire. The six-unit, three-story building was badly damaged and later sold by the owner. Tenants have been paying $1 a month for nearly two years to hold their apartments while they were relocated. However, they say it is clear the new owner has no plans of letting them back in.The tenants say they are joining a larger tenants coalition in Manhattan. The group hopes to convince the City Council to introduce legislation protecting tenants citywide from landlord harassment.

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