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Westminster Cares? Tenants of Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Say Not So Much

One of Jared Kushner's buildings, 118 East 4th Street, where tenants have taken legal action against their landlord (Photo courtesy of Streeteasy)

One of Jared Kushner’s buildings, 118 East 4th Street, where tenants have taken legal action against their landlord (Photo courtesy of Streeteasy)

After months of pleading with Westminster City Living to restore cooking gas and address a litany of repairs in her aging East Village tenement building, Jennifer Hengen and other members of the 118 East 4th Street tenant association had reached their breaking point. “It was like waiting for Godot,” she recalled.

Not only had the building’s real-estate management company, headed by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, neglected to fix problems in her building, and many more across the neighborhood, but tenants felt as if the problems didn’t really matter to management. “We’re invisible to them because we’re not millionaires,” she said. “I just don’t think we’re taken very seriously– number one, because we’re not in one of the big, shiny buildings and, number two, because we are rent-stabilized.”

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Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Company Settles With Disgruntled Tenants

118 East 4th Street (Photo: Courtesy of Streeteasy)

118 East 4th Street (Photo: Courtesy of Streeteasy)

There’s been a new development in the battle between East Village tenants and their landlord, Jared Kushner (aka Donald Trump’s son-in-law). Residents of 118 East 4th Street weren’t too pleased last time we checked in with them. After months without cooking gas and terrible garbage buildups, tenants took Kushner and his company, Westminster City Living, to housing court. Now, however, we’re told they’ve reached a settlement.

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Tenants Demand Trump’s Son-in-Law Make Their Apartments Great Again [Updated]

118 East 4th Street, where the tenants are currently suing their landlord, Jared Kushner (Photo: Courtesy of Streeteasy)

118 East 4th Street, where the tenants are currently suing their landlord, Jared Kushner (Photo: Courtesy of Streeteasy)

Update, April 15: Tenants have reached a settlement with Westminster. Read the latest here

No cooking gas for five months, rising mounds of trash, and an infestation of rats and other vermin– these are just some of the complaints that tenants of 118 East 4th Street have voiced against their landlord, who happens to be the son-in-law of Donald Trump.

A quick online search reveals more disgruntled claims from tenants of Jared Kushner, the 35-year-old husband of Ivanka Trump, and his company, Westminster City Living. Some of the Yelp reviews read almost like Trump tweets: “Horrible!  WATCH OUT! Bunch of Scammers” and “Horrible… Bad service, inflexible, not willing to help in any way.”

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