NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Didn't Clear Icy Sidewalk Condition After Snowstorm

June 24, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to sand, salt, or shovel a path for pedestrians on an ice-covered sidewalk in front of landlord's building. A snowstorm had ended at 1 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2017,...

Landlord Fined for Late Filing of Annual BPD Test Report

June 24, 2018    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to file an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD) within 12 months of the last submitted test result. By the time of an ECB hearing, landlord...

Construction Super Fined for Leaving Site Unsupervised

June 24, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a building's construction super because he and his logbook weren't on site when unsafe excavation work was performed. This caused a section of the building's foundation...

Landlord Responsible for Defective Electrical Condition in Sidewalk Shed

June 24, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to ground electrical conductive materials in a fully operational sidewalk shed outside a residential building. DOB found that this created a severe hazard to...

Trash Was Left Out for Private Carting Company on Non-Collection Day

June 24, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving three 30-gallon plastic bags on the sidewalk in front of her building on a non-collection day. DOS collected trash on landlord's block on Mondays and...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Obtain Heating Fuel Oil Storage Permit

May 21, 2018    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for not having a required permit for storage/use of fuel oil for heating. Landlord argued that the Fire Department wouldn't issue the permit because...

Landlord Fined $100 for Leaving Uncovered Mattress Out for Disposal

May 20, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving a mattress out for disposal without a cover. Landlord claimed that the mattress was left in front of the building next door. The ALJ ruled against landlord and...

Landlord Did Construction Work on Sunday and Without Noise Mitigation Plan

May 20, 2018    

DEP issued violation notices to landlord for doing construction work at a three-family house on a Sunday and without a noise mitigation plan (NMP). DEP's inspector testified that he saw workers mixing concrete...

Landlord Fined $46,000 for Tenant's Short-Term Rental of Apartment

May 20, 2018    

DOB issued violations notices to landlord for use of a Class "A" multiple dwelling for other than permanent residential use. Landlord argued that apartment tenant created the violation, that landlord didn...

Building Was Altered Without Valid C of O

May 20, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a building occupied without a valid certificate of occupancy (C of O). DOB's inspector observed a class A apartment in the cellar with full kitchen, gas...

New Landlord Fined $2,600 for Not Getting Boiler Gas Line Tested or Certified

April 22, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to test and inspect a new or altered gas line attached to a boiler, and for not having a DOB-certified gas line inspected and authorized for use in the...

Landlord Fined $5,000 for Unlawful Short-Term Rental of Apartment

April 22, 2018    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord based on transient use of a building apartment. DOB's inspector testified that he saw six people exiting the basement/first-floor duplex door to the unit. Some had...