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A New York Nightmare

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Just when you think you've seen it all: The six tenants of a rental building in Harlem are going about their business, paying their rents on time, and not causing problems when suddenly, they find themselves confronted with an eviction notice. "Unwittingly, we had landed in the middle of a New York real estate drama, Kafkaesque in nature and as puzzling as a trip down the rabbit hole in 'Alice in Wonderland.' As it turned out, the landlord to whom we had been writing our checks did not actually own our building." What follows is a journey into the dark, terrifying labyrinth of New York City Housing Court... [NYT]