Big NYC landlord settles allegations that it demanded proof of citizenship

New York City real estate firm Castellan Real Estate Partners has agreed to settle allegations that it threatened to evict Spanish-speaking tenants who couldn’t show passports or proof of citizenship, and pressured dozens to sign agreements to vacate their homes.

Castellan, owner of 49 state-regulated buildings in Harlem, Washington Heights, the South Bronx and Brooklyn, admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement with the state of New York’s Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Source: