Brutal murder of Williamsburg real estate mogul followed by character assassination

Since he was kidnapped outside his office Thursday and his charred body found in a trash dumpster, Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark has been characterized as a “slumlord” by some who cite the management of the 1,000-apartment portfolio he owned with partner Israel Perlmutter.

But while Stark’s track record as a developer shows “mixed results as a landlord and real estate player,” he’s also being remembered as a “friendly landlord” and “a jovial and kindly character” by residential and commercial tenants, The Real Deal’s Hiten Samtani reports.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has demanded an apology from the New York Post for a front-page story with the headline, “Who didn’t want him dead?”

The answer, The Real Deal suggests, includes Stark’s wife, seven children and 1,000 people who attended his funeral Saturday evening at Lodiner Bais Medrash synagogue in Williamsburg. Source: