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Stephen Meister, their attorney, said that under Moinian's new plans, the wealthy residents of the Atelier who paid millions for their apartments will have to go out onto the sidewalk to access the health club while the Sky residents will have direct access from their building through a tunnel into the Atelier.

"Moinian is treating the Atelier owners as second class citizens by making them go out into the street to access to a pool in the basement of their own building," Meister said.

"They are being forced to wear boots instead of flipflops, down coats instead of bathrobes when they want to go for a swim in the middle of January. Meanwhile, the tenants in the Sky building are getting unfettered access to the Atelier building," he said.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

Obeid filed suit against his partners last year after they opted to sell the properties against his wishes. He claimed that the partners were trying to freeze him out.

Obeid’s attorney, Stephen Meister, said the bankruptcy maneuver was unnecessary and stemmed from the partners' "jealousy of Mr. Obeid’s success."

"This bankruptcy is ridiculous," he said.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

"He did not fight this foreclosure," said Stephen Meister, Gluck's lawyer.

"He's sad to lose the property. He worked very hard, but the market moved against him," Meister added.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

More than 300,000 New York tenants could reap the rewards of a major court ruling that bars landlords who got special tax breaks from pushing apartments out of rent control.

The ruling found thousands of tenants have been overpaying for years and may be entitled to huge refunds.

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