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DOS Incorrectly Issued Violation to Landlord of Mixed-Use Building

August 25, 2022    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to clean 18 inches into the street in front of its building. The DOS inspector reported that there were ashtray contents, cups leaves, napkins, and other...

Landlord Fined $3,600 for Failure to Conduct Sprinkler Flow Tests

July 25, 2022    

The Fire Dept. issued violation notices to landlord for failure to conduct residential sprinkler flow tests in six adjoining buildings. At a hearing, landlord argued that tests couldn't be performed because...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Advertising Short-Term Rentals for Boarders

July 24, 2022    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued two violation notices to landlord for posting two ads for Airbnb short-term rentals inside the building. Landlord argued that the ads were for the rental of...

Landlord Fined $90,000 in Per Diem Penalties for Adding Two Illegal Apartments

July 24, 2022    

DOB issued a number of violation notices to landlord for altering a 55-apartment building without approval to add three additional basement apartments. One of these was an SRO unit. Landlord admitted that the work...

Landlord Fined $25 for Disposing of Recyclables in Cardboard Boxes

July 22, 2022    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after finding rigid plastic and flooring left out for collection in cardboard boxes not designated for metal, plastic, or flooring. Landlord claimed that the items weren...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Hazardous Elevator Violation

July 22, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain its elevator in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found the only elevator in the five-story apartment building to be out of service. This...

Landlord Fined $700 for Failure to Install Backflow Prevention Device

July 22, 2022    

The DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device at his building. Landlord claimed that a storefront tenant wouldn't give him access for the installation. The ALJ...

FDNY Fined Landlord $900 for Failing to Maintain Fire Exit Door

June 27, 2022    

The Fire Department issued four violation notices to landlord. One of the violations stated that landlord failed to maintain a fire exit door in proper condition at a second-floor staircase. At a hearing, landlord...

Landlord Fined $1,250 by DOB for Out-of-Service Elevator

June 27, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain its building elevator in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found the elevator to be out of service at the time of inspection, creating a...

Landlord Didn't Conduct Sprinkler Flow Tests at Adjoining Buildings

June 27, 2022    

The Fire Department issued a number of violation notices to landlord in 2019 based on failure to conduct a residential sprinkler flow test at six neighboring buildings. At a hearing, landlord argued that none of the...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Advertising for Short-Term Renters Outside Her Building

June 27, 2022    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued two violation notices to landlord for unlawful advertisements placed outside a Class "A" multiple dwelling. The ads concerned rental of an...

Landlord Fined $25 for Placing Recyclables Out for Collection in Cardboard Box

June 27, 2022    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving an improper curbside recycling container in front of its building. The DOS inspector noted that he observed rigid plastics and flooring left out for...