Rockland Community College – Public Meeting… Blockbusting

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee’s Interview Above

Senator Carlucci Is Interviewed About Blockbusting

The New York Department of State’s Division of Licensing Services held a public meeting at Rockland Community College Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. They are considering a “cease and desist zone” to prohibit blockbusting tactics – Peter Carr/The Journal News

“Chestnut Ridge is going full Orthodox, like Monsey,” Claudia Gollub said she was told by an unnamed home buyer. “We will make our community aware not to buy your house until you have no choice (but) to sell for the lower-than-market price.”

Gollub’s story was one of many voiced by dozens of residents. The hearing displayed the growing tensions between homeowners and home buyers in the county.

Representatives from the Department of State listened for three hours as residents recounted their experiences of pushy home buyers knocking on their doors, calling their homes and leaving unwanted flyers.

Residents can submit further testimony and evidence by mailing it to:

The New York Department of State
99 Washington Ave
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12231
c/o Whitney A. Clark…/rockland-blockbusting-real…/90483344/

Here are links to YouTube videos of statements made at this meeting you may like to watch watch.

Michael Miller’s statement:

Senator Carlucci’s statement:

Assemblyman Zebrowski’s statement:

County Executive Day’s statement:

Assemblywoman Jaffee’s statement:

Part II of Carlucci Interview:



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