02/19/2013 09:59 am ET

Bronx Landlord Stages Competing Rally to Drown Out Tenant Complaints

RIVERDALE — When a small group of Bronx tenants organized a protest last Friday against their landlord, Chestnut Holdings, they found their complaints nearly drowned out by a larger, louder counter-rally that Chestnut Holdings held just a few yards away.

The disgruntled tenants laid out a list of grievances including lack of heat and poorly maintained apartments, but they could barely be heard over the group from Chestnut Holdings, who booed the tenants and waved signs denouncing the nonprofits that helped the tenants to organize.

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