Resolve issues with the tenants of 128 Hester Street

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Resolve issues with the tenants of 128 Hester Street

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On August 5, 2009, 8 families - 29 people – residing at 128 Hester Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown, lost their homes due to the intentional neglect of the building’s owner, William Su. After purchasing the building in July 2007, William Su did little to correct any problems even though the building conditions jeopardized the lives of the 8 families living in the building. The owner reported his building’s violations to the Department of Buildings (DOB) in order to expedite demolition of the property. The DOB noted that the deterioration of 128 Hester was due in part to the construction of an 18-story Wyndham Hotel on an adjacent property at 91-93 Bowery also owned by William Su. The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal ordered William Su to pay relocation fees for the tenants in 2010, but he has refused to comply

As the newest operator of a major hotel in Chinatown, Wyndham Worldwide has an obligation to be a socially responsible business. We urge Wyndham and William Su, the owner of 128 Hester Street and 91-93 Bowery to:
• Rebuild 128 Hester Street and restore all rent-regulated tenants into their respective units; or
• Provide permanent relocation units for the families within the neighborhood; and
• Provide just and fair compensation for their housing loss and relocation cost.



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