NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Contractor Fined $5,000 for Not Conspicuously Posting Post-COVID Safety Plan

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord's contractor for performing nonessential construction work during the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of the NYC Mayor's Emergency Executive Order (EEO) 120 and...

Landlord Took Sufficient Steps to Fight Rats on Neighboring Property

August 25, 2021    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for a Health Code violation based on rat infestation. At a hearing, landlord claimed that the building received monthly pest control service. There were rodent burrows...

Landlord Fined $1,600 for Rooftop HVAC Work Performed Without a Permit

August 25, 2021     Landlord Fined $1,600 For Rooftop HVAC Electrical Work Performed Without A Permit

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing electrical work without a permit. DOB's inspector observed HVAC units installed on the building's roof, as well as outlets, switches, fixtures, and...

Landlord Fined $6,250 for Violations Due to Illegal Transient Use of Apartment

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner and failing to provide a fire alarm system. DOB's inspector said that he observed illegal transient use...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Awning Collapse Caused Entirely by Weight of Snow

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain an exterior building wall after DOB's inspector found that, at the front of the building, a metal awning frame had dislodged with veneer bricks...

Landlord Fined by DOS for Trash Found in Sidewalk Tree Pit

August 25, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found a large amount of accumulated papers and wrappers in and around a tree pit located in front of landlord's building. Landlord objected, but...

DOB Can Issue Fire-Safety Violations Without Inspection Where There's Illegal Short-Term Rental

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on failure to provide a fire alarm system for transient use of a building apartment, and failure to maintain a premises in a code-compliant manner. The residential...

Landlord Fined for $1,250 for Restaurant Shed Permit Violations

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work without a permit. Landlord had constructed a fully combustible, wood-framed, roofed sidewalk cafe abutting its building. The structure had an opening on...

Landlord Fined $2,800 for Building Cracks and Deteriorated Fire Escape

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord, for failing to maintain building walls and appurtenances, and failing to maintain the building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed a large crack...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Corroded, Leaking Gas Pipes and Meters

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector saw gas meters outside the building and gas piping having very heavy corrosion on...

No Fine Where Stray Animals Strewed Contents of Garbage Cans

August 25, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found a large accumulation of scattered bottles, cans, cups, newspapers, other paper, plastic bags, a mattress, and an air conditioner frame in the...

Landlord Fined $500 for Not Submitting Annual BPD Test Report

July 27, 2021    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD). Landlord claimed that its plumber had conducted the required test and submitted the test...