A prominent Brooklyn couple accused of illegally trying to boot tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic have agreed to turn over their $2 million property to the city so that it can be converted into affordable housing, according to a settlement Wednesday.
The city filed suit against the landlords — so-called “eco-builder” Gennaro Brooks-Church and his ex-wife and, former yoga studio guru, Loretta Gendville — in November 2020 after they were accused of harassing the tenants of their Crown Heights brownstone.
The pair were accused of trying to boot their tenants despite a pandemic-related state eviction moratorium.
A month later, the city filed another suit claiming the pair was running
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