NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Obstruction from Floor Landing to Roof Was Immediately Hazardous Violation

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed obstruction of egress on the building's fourth-floor landing to the roof by...

Building's 7-A Administrator Is Responsible for FDNY Violations

December 21, 2020    

The Fire Department issued two violation notices to landlord, for failing to obtain a permit for oil storage and use in the basement boiler, and failure to provide a fire extinguisher in the boiler room as required...

Landlord Fined $70,000 for Illegal Conversion and Short-Term Rentals

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued multiple violation notices to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally authorized number of families, in violation of the building's Certificate of Occupancy, and...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Peeling Paint and Plaster

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain building walls and appurtenances. DOB's inspector found peeling paint and plaster at the building entrance and entrance staircase. Large pieces of...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Renting Apartment for Transient Occupancy

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued four violations to landlord for occupancy contrary to that allowed by DOB records, failure to maintain the premises in a code-compliant manner, and failure to provide fire alarms. DOB's inspector...

Landlord Didn't Protect Adjoining Building's Windows During Construction

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide window protection for an adjoining building during exterior construction work at its building. Landlord argued that, since her building was a two-...

Landlord Performed Clean-Up Work While Stop-Work Order in Effect

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawfully continuing work at a building while on notice of a stop-work (SWO). DOB's inspector found three workers painting walls at the first floor of the building,...

Landlord Fined Over $10,000 for Gutting Building Without Permits

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued eight violation notices to landlord for work without a permit and failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The vacant, four-story building had been fully gutted. There was...

Landlord Showed Laundry Room Was in Basement When He Bought Building

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector found an unauthorized storage room and laundry room in the building's basement with water and waste lines...

Landlord Couldn't Produce Records Upon Sprinkler Inspection

August 24, 2020    

The Fire Department issued two violation notices to landlord, one for failure to produce records for the building's sprinkler system and the other for failure to produce a Certificate of Fitness for the system....

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Failing to Maintain Boiler

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord in 2018 for failing to maintain a building's boiler. DOB's inspector noted that the boiler had missing insulation, a missing spill switch, and an incorrect flue gauge...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Illegal Occupancy of Cellar

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for creating rooms for living and sleeping in a building's cellar, where there was inadequate natural light and ventilation. Landlord argued that he rented out the cellar...