NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined $775 for Standpipe System Testing Violations

January 26, 2021    

The FDNY issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to repair/replace defective piping between the lower check valve and Fire Dept. connection, and for failing to inspect or test the building's...

Landlord Fined $700 for Failing to Test Backflow Prevention Device

January 26, 2021    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install backflow prevention device(s) and/or failure to submit initial test reports to DEP. By the time of the initial hearing, landlord had conducted testing...

Landlord Didn't Certify Flame-Resistant Drapes or Provide Emergency Lighting

January 26, 2021    

The FDNY issued violation notices to landlord for failing to provide a certificate of compliance for flame-resistant materials for draperies at the building, and failing to provide exit signs and emergency lighting...

Landlord Not Responsible for Construction Work Cited in DOB Violation

January 26, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain fire safety measures during construction. DOB's inspector found that landlord used a kitchen as a storage room for construction materials and...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Unauthorized Construction and Fire Code Violations

January 26, 2021    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found unpermitted work in the building's basement, including erected...

DOS Violation for Unsealed Mattress Dismissed

January 25, 2021    

(Decision submitted by Tony Subraj, Sr. Vice President of Zara Realty, for the owner.)

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-...