NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Certificate of Approval of Fuel Oil Burning and Storage Equipment Unavailable

September 26, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide documentation that DOB had approved landlord's fuel oil burning and/or fuel oil storage equipment. Landlord sought dismissal of the...

Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegally Converting Two-Family to Six SRO Units

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting a two-family house to six SRO units. Landlord claimed that she hadn't changed the building since buying it in 2014. She claimed that she lived on the first...

Landlord Fined $49,000 for Converting Two-Family House to Four Apartments

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord based on altering a building to create more than the legally approved number of apartments. Landlord had converted a two-family home to a four-family. A second violation was...

Downstream Future Gas Connections Created Immediate Hazard

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for future gas connections existing downstream of an appliance. DOB's inspector stated that he saw the future gas connections in the building cellar and that the gas...

Downstream Future Gas Connections Illegal Even if Installed Before 2008

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for having future gas connections going downstream from an appliance. DOB's inspector testified that such connections were outlawed in 2008 under Fuel Gas Code Section...

Landlord Responsible for Tenants' Mixing of Recyclables with Other Trash

August 29, 2017    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for mixing recyclables with other trash outside the building. Landlord argued that the debris found in front of the building was dropped there by residents. Landlord...

Sabbath Observance Not a Defense to Missed Curb Cleaning Requirements

August 29, 2017    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord of two-family house after its inspector found napkins, wrappers, and pieces of paper within the 18-inch curb line in front of landlord's building. Landlord claimed that...

New Landlord Fined for Undocumented Sprinkler System

August 28, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain or produce records for a sprinkler system and failing to obtain or produce a certificate of fitness from the person maintaining the...

DOB Didn't Prove Cellar Alterations Violated Building's C of O

August 28, 2017    

DOB issue a violation notice to landlord for illegal occupancy after its inspector saw partitions erected creating illegal use of rooms for living in the building's cellar, including a bathroom with water closet...

Fine for Rat Harborage Conditions Revoked

August 28, 2017    

DOHMH issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to keep its building free of pests and conditions conducive to pests. DOHMH's inspector found active signs of rats at the premises, including fresh...

Landlord Promptly Started Eviction Proceedings Against Squatters

August 28, 2017    

DOB issued six violation notices to landlord, in connection with illegal building alterations contrary to the building's Certificate of Occupancy. DOB's inspector found that, among other things, landlord had...

Landlord Fined $1,000 for Pigeon Droppings on Side of Building

August 28, 2017    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for committing or maintaining a nuisance, based on pigeon droppings observed on a window sill and on the walls and floor between landlord's building and the building...

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