Which Local Buildings Are on the Worst Landlord Watch List

Public Advocate Bill de Balsio just released an updated Worst Landlord Watch List. There are currently 330 landlords and 360 buildings on the list, which tracks complaints and violations that go through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development:

For a landlord to be added to the Watch List, they must own a building with fewer than 35 units with an average of at least three open, serious violations (B and C violations) per unit. Larger buildings must have an average of at least two open, serious violations (B and C violations) per unit.

B violations include things like inadequate lighting and vermin infestations, while C violations include lack of heat or hot water, and more.

There are a handful of buildings in our area on the list:

GREAT OAK ASSOCIATES LTD
ORAZIO PETITO, HEAD OFFICER
10 WESTMINSTER ROAD
Units: 21
Violations: Total: 133, Trend: Down 34 since 4/4/2011
Housing Violations: A Class: 15, B Class: 81, C Class: 36, I Class: 1

PARKSIDE EQUITIES LLC
EDWARD STETTON, HEAD OFFICER
1 ST PAULS COURT
Units: 65
Violations: Total: 203, Trend: down 3 since 4/5/2011
Housing Violations: A Class: 34, B Class: 126, C Class: 43, I Class: 0

341 E 19TH ST REALTY CORP
ISAAC SCHWARTZ, HEAD OFFICER
341 E 19TH ST
Units: 35
Violations: Total: 172
Housing Violations: A Class: 37, B Class: 121, C Class: 14, I Class: 0

CORTELYOU TOWER
EDWARD SETTON, HEAD OFFICER
350 EAST 19TH ST
Units: 57
Violations: Total: 188
Housing Violations: A Class: 26, B Class: 145, C Class: 17, I Class: 0

MICHAEL GALLAGHER
MICHAEL GALLAGHER, HEAD OFFICER
614 MARLBOROUGH ROAD
Units: 8
Violations: Total: 47, Trend: up 103 since 4/17/2012
Housing Violations: A Class: 11, B Class: 20, C Class: 15, I Class: 1

If violations are fixed, a building can be removed from the list–more than 250 buildings have been removed. Click here to see the ones in our area.

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