Cracking Down on Bad Landlords

HPD is releasing its list of the city’s 200 worst buildings – those with the most chronic housing code violations and the most violations on a per unit basis over the past two years. Those landlords will have 4 months to make all heat and hot water repairs and at least 80% of other repairs or risk having the city step in and do it for them. Once the city makes the repairs, the owners would be on the hook for the costs.

The Times has an excellent interactive web map up on its site, flagging each building by address and showing the number of violations and dollar amount of unpaid repairs. Eyeballing the map, it looks as though as BushwickBK has more bragging rights for their little dust up with neighboring Bed-Stuy.