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CUNY investigative team

In the fall of 2011, the urban investigative reporting class at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism included Lisha Arino, Roxanna Asgarian, Tamy Cozier, Juan Alberto De Jesus, Paul DeBenedetto, Brendaliss Gonzalez, Judy Le, Michael McCutcheon, Hannah Miet, Annais Morales, Laura Ratliff, Nicholas Rizzi, Daniel Rosenblum and Jacqueline Vergara. The class was assisted by Jordan Moss and led by Tom Robbins.


Articles, Investigations and Blogs

One Bronx real estate operator had an interest in more than 100 buildings, most of them severely troubled. But when regulators or tenant advocates tried to push for improvements, they found no one to hold accountable.

The mortgages were massive—$36 million here, $32 million there, $19 million a couple years later. But the buildings remained in dismal shape, plagued by lead paint, rats and crime.

After years of complaints about one Bronx real-estate figure, the city housing department issued an unprecedented subpoena. The records it turned up made for interesting reading.

The Bronx activist group had targeted landlords and lenders before. This time, however, they were rewarded with a million-dollar lawsuit and a court order to leave the owner alone.

Two people associated with a notorious portfolio of troubled Bronx buildings took guilty pleas after a welfare fraud investigation involving fake eviction cases.