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Chinatown Residents Fight Landlord; Whitney Condos Design

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UPPER EAST SIDE—Want to watch a video of Alexandra Champalimaud, the interior designer of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, talk about the insides of Daniel E. Straus's Whitney condos? Of course you do. [designboom; previously]

CHINATOWN—MFY Legal Services has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two elderly tenants against their landlord, 7 Rivington St., LLC, and the company that manages their building, Marolda Properties, who were allegedly harassing the Chinese-speaking residents by trying to evict them over rent that had already been paid. Both have long occupied rent-stabilized apartments. [CurbedWire Inbox]