Jul, 28, 2006
The building at Broadway and 151st Street, where Christine Timm’s family considered an apartment before finding a bigger and better deal in the suburbs, is owned by the Pinnacle Group, which buys undervalued buildings in Harlem and Upper Manhattan.
Last spring, a group called BRUSH, an acronym for Buyers and Renters United to Save Harlem, sprang up in protest, accusing Pinnacle of harassing and evicting tenants, making substandard repairs and jacking up rents. The BRUSH blogsite details the controversy. – JOYCE COHEN