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NYC Landlord Becomes a Billionaire, Thanks to Gentrification Boom

  • Some tenants lament "harassment" dressed in a pinstripe suit
  • Owner Wiener inspects boilers, tool rooms and hallway mopping

In the world of New York housing, where landlord-tenant battles are both routine and brutal, Joel Wiener has plenty of scars.

One of the city’s top 10 rental apartment owners, Wiener’s been sued for overcharges and shoddy repairs, and denounced by politicians for making housing too expensive for the working class.