Friday, July 2, 2021

Our landlord in the news


Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg took measures as far back as 2018 to keep his financial documents from prosecutors examining the company's practices, his former daughter-in-law said.

In a series of interviews with Insider, Jennifer Weisselberg described in detail how the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, who CNN reported was a target in the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into the company, made an unusual housing arrangement for her as she divorced his son Barry. The arrangement allowed Allen Weisselberg to act as a guarantor on an Upper West Side apartment without showing any proof of income, she said.

Complications from that arrangement arose in recent weeks, as court records show her landlord is trying to evict her — a measure she alleges is retaliation for her cooperation with prosecutors.

Allen Weisselberg's arrangement has allowed her to live in an apartment building managed by one of his friends in the real-estate business, she said. The friend, Laurence Gluck, permitted her to live in the unit without requiring her or Allen Weisselberg to show any proof of income, she said.

Rental agreements typically require tenants and guarantors to show pay stubs or tax forms demonstrating income of at least 40 times the monthly rent amount. Jennifer Weisselberg said the arrangement allowed Allen Weisselberg to avoid showing pay stubs from the Trump Organization.

She also said she preferred to live in a different apartment building but Allen Weisselberg forced her to live in that location because of Gluck's closeness to him and to President Donald Trump.

"I found several other apartments," Jennifer Weisselberg told Insider. "And he said, 'No, you're going to have to move. I called Larry Gluck. And because Donald and Larry and I have a long history of doing real estate together for decades, he's going to allow me to be the guarantor without having to show any actual financial documents.'"

Following the publication of this story, a spokesperson for Gluck's company Stellar Management, said Allen Weisselberg submitted standard financial forms to be a guarantor on the lease.

"Mr. Weisselberg shared all the standard financial forms needed to demonstrate his ability to be a guarantor on the lease in question," the spokesperson said. "Any commentary from the resident about personal conversations with Mr. Gluck or representatives of Stellar Management and the Trump Organization surrounding the lease approval process are completely false."

July 6: Library and Senior Center both reopen!

Tuesday, July 6th will be a big day. 

Masks are required for both.

In addition to grab-and-go meals at Goddard, seniors can now also sign up for breakfast and lunch there (you have to sign up for meals), and there are many activities to participate in. 

NYS's Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Apply NOW!

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

ERAP was enacted through this year’s state budget, and is expected to provide up to $2.7 billion in emergency assistance to low and moderate-income tenants impacted by the pandemic. Households approved for ERAP may receive:


·         Up to 12 months of rental arrears payments for rents accrued on or after March 13, 2020.

·         Up to 3 months of additional rental assistance if the household is expected to spend 30 percent or more of their gross monthly income to pay for rent.

·         Up to 12 months of electric or gas utility arrears payments for arrears that have accrued on or after March 13, 2020.


Applications are being accepted now and there's not enough money for everyone eligible. So apply now. To view eligibility details and to apply, visit this link. Please note that you are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status if your household income is below 80% of “area median income,” which you can check hereIf you have an eviction case, it will be stayed while you apply, so you can't be evicted while your application is being processed.


There have been glitches with th online application process and long wait times for the OTDA call center. The situation appears to be improving, and you should go ahead an apply. If you are experiencing difficulty, or have questions about the application process, you can call the following ERAP “enrollers” for assistance:


·         Catholic Charities Community Services at 888-744-7900

·         University Settlement at 212-453-4500


The following resources are also available to help New Yorkers with the ERAP application process:


·         Call New York State at 844-691-7368 for assistance with the application.

·         Older adults and people with disabilities can call LiveOn NY for assistance with the ERAP application. Call 212-398-5045 or email

·         The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is answering questions about the ERAP application. Call 929-356-9582 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, or Contact NYLAG Online


This is taken from State Senator Liz Krueger's 7/2/21 email. 

Are you a new tenant?

Welcome to the many new tenants moving in!

Here are some things to check and know:

  • Check out the tenant handbook with resources, information about the building and your rights as a tenant, and contact information  for the tenant association and Stellar Management.