NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Water and Waste Lines Installed Without Permit

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector said he observed water and waste lines installed for a residential sink in the building's cellar without a...

Landlord Fined for Terrace Wall Cracks and Window Disrepair

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe condition, after its inspector found cracks in an exterior terrace wall, disrepair around the window, and framing that appeared...

Landlord Left Unsealed Mattress Out for Collection

October 22, 2019    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for improper disposal of bedding. Landlord claimed that the notice was unclear, but the ALJ found that it clearly stated that "one mattress not placed in a securely...

Landlord Fined for Illegal Conversion of Garage to Apartment Before He Bought Building

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawful conversion of a one-car garage to a Class "A" apartment with kitchen and full bathroom. Landlord claimed that the apartment was already there and...

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...