NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Future Gas Connections Would Facilitate Illegal Gas Hookups

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed in a commercial area of the building's cellar future gas connections...

Landlord Did Electrical and Plumbing Work Without a Permit

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work at its building without a permit. At an apartment in the building, DOB's inspector found electrical work in progress, including new wiring and devices...

Landlord That Sublet to Corporate Residence Provider Responsible for Illegal Rentals

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord in connection with illegal conversion of a permanent dwelling to transient use, failure to maintain a premises in a code-compliant manner, and failure to install a fire...

Landlord Fined for Short-Term Rental for Nine Guests in Two-Family House

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord for booking short-term rentals through Airbnb for the first floor of a two-family house for nine guests. At a hearing, landlord argued that the DOB inspector's...

Landlord Didn't Have Trained Construction Supervisor on Site

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to ensure that on-site workers completed required training. DOB's inspector had found a construction site worker at the building working without OSHA 10-...

Landlord Fined $398,550 for Illegal Alteration of Three-Family House to SRO Units

May 26, 2020    

DOB issued a number of violation notices to landlord based on illegal alteration of a three-family house into SRO units with key-locking devices on a number of floors and in the cellar. An additional Class A...

Landlord Fined for Pre-existing Conversion of Two-Family to Three-Family Dwelling

May 26, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for illegally converting a two-family residence to a three-family, in violation of the building's 1974 certificate of occupancy (C of O). The DOB inspector stated that a...

Landlord Corrected Fire Department Violations for Boiler Room

May 26, 2020    

The Fire Department issued five violation notices to landlord for several conditions, including failure to remove combustible waste, failure to maintain a required self-closing door at the boiler room, failure to...

Landlord Fined for Standing Water in Parking Lot

May 26, 2020    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector saw green standing water collected in puddles on the ground in the back yard of landlord's building complex. Landlord stated that the back yard...

Landlord Fined $500 for Long-Standing Unauthorized Curb Cut

May 26, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found there was a curb cut in front of the building with no permit on file. Landlord argued...

Landlord Didn't Certify Correction of 10-Year-Old DOB Vacate Order

May 26, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to comply with a prior order and to file a certificate of correction. In 2009, the DOB had issued a vacate order for the apartment after a fire. But recently...

Landlord Fined for Placing Cardboard Box Out for Trash Collection

May 26, 2020    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found a cardboard box with a piece of Styrofoam inside placed out for collection in front of landlord's building. Landlord argued that his next-door...