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Landlords' Secret Weapon Knows How to Move You

Like a manager calling his closer in from the bullpen to finish off a tight game, the New York landlord brings in the "facilitator" to pry tenants out of their rent-controlled apartments. The Washington Post, thinking New York's arcane rent rules are zany relics of the past worthy of the paper's attention, found out how Mike Grabow?one such facilitator?works his magic, a detailed process that includes many long phone calls, getting to know the tenants, gaining their confidence and then ... working out a fair deal? Wow, New York really is a crazy place!
· Apartment 300 G [WashPost via BoomSalon]