Mansion ruling bad news for all (Metro NY)

It’s hard to find much to add to a story that begins with a young couple trying to evict 15 families so they can turn their apartment building into a mansion, but I give it the old college try anyway:

The Battle of 47 E. 3rd St. – the five-story East Village tenement whose landlords want to turn it into a private mansion – has everything: a five-year legal battle; architectural plans for remaking entire apartments into a home gym and nanny’s quarters; tenants and landlords duking it out by plastering dueling Web addresses ( and, for those interested) in their windows… [read more]