October 10, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance
Who are NYC’s worst landlords? Public Advocate Letitia James has some ideas.
The list, released on Oct. 8, boasts landlords throughout the five boroughs. Nearly 6,800 buildings made 2014’s list, many of which are buildings that have no heat or conditions hazardous to residents.
James noted that most of the residents of these buildings a low-income, and have little means to fight abusive landlords in court.
“Unfortunately Brooklyn leads the list — 3,700-some-odd buildings,” James said. “Most of them in central Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Bushwick.”
“The worst landlord in the city, that distinction belongs to Robin Shimoff,” James continued. “She owns 13 buildings throughout the Bronx totaling 778 units with more than 3,300 open violations in 2014.”
The annual list was first compiled in 2010, under then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
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