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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:54 PM

This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent For Hundreds Of Tenants

Source: NYT

Mario Salerno, who has 18 apartment buildings, said he did not want renters to stress about their payment during the coronavirus pandemic.

A few days after losing his job in March, Paul Gentile was throwing away trash outside his Brooklyn apartment building when he noticed a new sign hanging near the front door. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought life to a near standstill in New York City and caused an untold number of people to lose their jobs, tenants in the building did not need to pay April rent, it read.

“STAY SAFE, HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS & WASH YOUR HANDS!!!” the landlord, Mario Salerno, wrote on the signs, which he posted at all of his 18 residential buildings in the borough.

More than any large city in the United States, New York is made up of millions of renters, many of whom survive paycheck to paycheck and pay a large portion of their monthly income for a place to live. The sudden collapse of the economy has left many New Yorkers stressing about how they can pay their bills, especially rent.

Across New York City, landlords have started to panic as well, as it has become clear some tenants are unable to afford rent. Several surveys conducted last month estimated that 40 percent of renters in New York City, if not more, would not make April rent, which was due on Wednesday...

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc-landlord-mario-salerno.html





Mario Salerno

bravo!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 08:05 PM

1. So I guess Kushner will cancel the rent on his slums, just to do his part in the war effort?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 08:09 PM

2. He'll probably raise the rent

To match the stimulus checks

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:01 PM

3. Too bad the SC governor wouldn't do the same for his tenants.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:13 PM

4. Way to go

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:47 PM

5. Good Guy Landlord

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