Housing Code Forum Today (4/23) at 4 p.m.; Issues Also to be Discussed on BronxTalk Tonight

23 Apr

Reposting this today. See update below on my appearance with Tom Robbins on BronxTalk tonight at 9 p.m. -Jordan Moss

How do particularly irresponsible landlords get away with so much neglect for so long?

A panel of housing experts will discuss potential solutions at Manhattan College today, April 23 at 4 p.m. in a forum  called Safe at Home: Putting Teeth in Code Enforcement and Holding Landlords Accountable. The event is free and all are welcome.

The participants will be as follows:

  • Tom Robbins, Investigative Journalist in Residence, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Harold Shultz, Senior Fellow, Citizens Housing and Planning Council
  • Gregory Lobo Jost, Deputy Director, University Neighborhood Housing Program
  • Kerri White, Organizer, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB)
  • Sandra Erickson, Bronx Property Owner
  • Ivan Pichardo, Tenant Leader, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition

City Limits editor Jarrett Murphy will moderate the panel discussion which stems from a recent investigation in the magazine about landlord Frank Palazzolo by Robbins, his class at CUNY; and Jordan Moss, former editor of the Norwood News, who will also participate in the forum.

The event, sponsored by the Manhattan College Urban Affairs and Government Departments, City Limits and BronxMatters.com, will take place in Scala Auditorium on the first floor of the Leo Engineering Building, 3825 Corlear Avenue (a block west of Broadway, between E. 238th and E. 240th streets).

Email jordanmoss.bx@gmail.com or margaret.groarke@manhattan.edu with any questions.

UPDATE: Following the event, Robbins and Moss will appear on BronxTalk, the TV talk show hosted by Gary Axelbank on Cablevision channle 67 and Verizon FIOS channel 33.  The show airs live at 9 p.m. and is re-broadcast at the same time through Friday. 

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