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NY landlords fight tenants in buyout battle

But tenants stand their ground, demanding suitable alternative accommodation

Chinatown, New York: A fast-changing neighbourhood where offers are often anything but amicable and rarely generous enough to help tenants settle elsewhere in the city, tenant groups and housing officials say. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[NEW YORK] The first offer from the landlord's representative came in April: take US$90,000 to move out, the tenants said they were told, or the landlord would sue and they would lose their apartment anyway. Lin Thai Ng, who lives in a cramped US$500-a-month studio in NoLIta with her husband,