NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Contractor Problems No Excuse for Not Curing Violation for Illegal SRO Unit

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to remove an illegal SRO unit in landlord's building. Landlord claimed that it hadn't yet obtained certification of correction due to problems with its...

Landlord Fined $11,500 for Illegal Building Alterations

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting a two-family residence to include more than the legal number of dwelling units. Landlord claimed that, now that he knew the conversion was illegal, he was...

Landlord Fined $100 for Snow/Ice Condition in Front of Building

September 25, 2019    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for a snow/ice condition on the sidewalk in front of landlord's building. Landlord argued that she was away on the day of the snowstorm and didn't return until the...

Landlord Fined Reduced Penalty Showing Correction of Violation

September 25, 2019    

The Fire Department issued violation notices to landlord for failing to maintain a self-closing door to a building's boiler room. Landlord also failed to produce records documenting annual service of the building...

Landlord Gets Aggravated Penalties for Not Curing Violations

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violations involving conversion of a building to add three illegal housing accommodations, as well as for work without a permit. Landlord disputed the...

Landlord Fined for Placing Open Cardboard Boxes Out for Collection

August 27, 2019    

DOS issued three violation notices to landlord for placing a cardboard box outside for trash collection. Despite landlord's objections, the ALJ fined landlord $300. Landlord appealed and lost. Cardboard items...

OSHA Training Not Required for Facade Workers at Small Site

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on failing to ensure that building facade workers received OSHA training. Landlord claimed that it was an improper party to this violation and asked the ALJ to...

Landlord Fined $700 for Failing to Install Backflow Prevention Device

August 27, 2019    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD). Landlord claimed that the violation notice wasn't properly delivered to her. The ALJ agreed and dismissed the...

Landlord Fined $625 for Failing to Maintain Boiler

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a boiler. Landlord claimed that he had mitigated the problem before the notice was issued and had corrected it before the first hearing date. But DOB...

Landlord Fined for Illegal Gas Supply to Laundry Room

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for supplying gas to a building without DOB inspection and certification and for maintaining the building in an unsafe condition. DOB's inspector found four illegal gas...

Landlord Fined for Not Acknowledging Rent-Regulated Tenants on Permit Application

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to report on a demolition permit application that its building contained occupied apartments and apartments occupied by rent-controlled or rent-stabilized tenants...

Landlord Didn't Acknowledge Rent-Regulated Tenancies on Demolition Permit Application

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for making false statements on a demolition permit application. The application indicated that there were no occupied housing accommodations, and no units occupied by rent-...