Rent Cancelled for the Month of April

via The New York Times

Of all the landlords in New York City, my old landlord Mario Salerno has been making the rounds this past week for waiving April rent across his properties.

When I moved to New York my first apartment was one of his properties right around the corner from Salerno Service Station1 on Lorimer and Grand in Brooklyn, you can’t miss it during the holidays…

When Mr. Gentile spotted the sign last week, he said he was surprised but not shocked. For the nearly four years Mr. Gentile has lived in the apartment, Mr. Salerno has been a model landlord.

Emergencies are fixed almost immediately, he said, such as a water leak in Mr. Gentile’s ceiling that was fixed, patched and painted within several hours.

“You don’t see that, especially in a landlord-tenant relationship in New York City,” Mr. Gentile, 28, said. “He’s amazing.”

☝🏼 This I can definitely confirm. He’s not your typical “evil money grubbing deadbeat” NYC landlord caricature. It was always a prompt and fair exchange. Let’s hope he starts a trend.

  1. There used to be a short documentary on Vimeo about the Salerno Service Station, unfortunately, I can’t seem to find it anymore… []

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