NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord's Efforts to Clear Snow Were Insufficient

August 23, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving a snow condition on the sidewalk in front of his building with no attempt made to sand, salt, or shovel a path for pedestrians. Landlord claimed that he'd...

Landlord Fined $300 for Leaving Open Waste at Side of Building

August 23, 2018    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving unsanitary garbage conditions at the exterior right side rear yard of its building, which consisted of exposed torn garbage bags, broken boxes, wood,...

Landlord Fined $700 for Not Installing and Testing BPD

August 23, 2018    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) at the building or to submit an initial Test Report to DEP. At a hearing, landlord showed it was now in compliance....

Landlord Fined $2,400 for False Statement on Alteration Application

August 23, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a building's commercial storefront tenant for making a false statement on a premises alteration application. Tenant checked a box indicating that there was no occupied housing for...

Violation Issued for Installation of Laundry Room Dismissed

August 23, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for creating and operating a laundry room with four washers and four dryers in a cellar gas meter room. Landlord argued that the laundry room was an allowable accessory use...

Landlord Didn't Conduct Residential Sprinkler Flow Test

July 24, 2018    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to conduct a required test of the building's residential sprinkler system. At a hearing, landlord said that the test had been scheduled and...

Landlord Fined $1,500 for Not Filing Annual BPD Test Reports

July 24, 2018    

DEP issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to file annual test reports for backflow prevention devices (BPDs) at the building. DEP claimed that landlord had last filed an annual test report in 2012....

Landlord Fined $1,200 for Illegal Alteration of One-Family Dwelling

July 24, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for altering a a one-family dwelling into a three-family and for performing work without a permit. Landlord claimed that the conditions preexisted his ownership of the...

Landlord's Employee Fined $10K for Advertising Short-Term Rentals on Airbnb

July 24, 2018    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued 10 violation notices to landlord's employee for unlawfully advertising apartments of three Lower East Side buildings for short-term rentals of less than...

Landlord Didn't Clear Icy Sidewalk Condition After Snowstorm

June 24, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to sand, salt, or shovel a path for pedestrians on an ice-covered sidewalk in front of landlord's building. A snowstorm had ended at 1 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2017,...

Landlord Fined for Late Filing of Annual BPD Test Report

June 24, 2018    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to file an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD) within 12 months of the last submitted test result. By the time of an ECB hearing, landlord...

Construction Super Fined for Leaving Site Unsupervised

June 24, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a building's construction super because he and his logbook weren't on site when unsafe excavation work was performed. This caused a section of the building's foundation...

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