Tag Archives: housing violations

Will 2 ‘Worst Landlords’ Stay on the List?

22 Oct

Here’s an update on my prior post regarding two landlord partners who purchased six buildings in the northwest Bronx:

Some of their buildings are listed on Pubilc Advocate Letitia James’ Worst Landlord’s Watchlist. But in checking the HPD violation data site, the violations on some Brooklyn buildings of those two landlords appear to have been reduced significantly. After asking James’ office about these landlords’ current status on their list, a spokesperson told me that their “full list should be updated in the next month and if the landlords have reformed they will be removed.”

If you have experience living, or working with tenants in, the buildings of landlords Yechel Weinberger and Bernard Miller, please share your experience with Bronx Matters by commenting on this post or emailing bronxmatters-at-gmail.com.

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Violation-Heavy Bronx Bldg. Ignores HPD Push

3 Dec

I reported on this 2856 Webb Ave. apartment building in Kingsbridge Heights last April in City Limits. That didn’t have much impact, according to Riverdale Press. Here’s my update in City Limits. And following are a couple of photos I took last April in Iliana Rodriguez’s apartment.

Iliana Rodriguez was not able to keep this window open in her kitchen, when I visited last April. Photo by Jordan Moss

Iliana Rodriguez was not able to keep this window open in her kitchen, when I visited last April. Photo by Jordan Moss

The stove in Rodriguez's apartment had no knobs when I visited. Photo by Jordan Moss

The stove in Rodriguez’s apartment was missing 4 of 5 knobs when I visited. Photo by Jordan Moss