The days when your Twitter followers are the only people who hear you bitch about your negligent landlord may be over. Craigslist — which, let’s be honest, despite creepsters and secret bed bugs, is how anyone finds anything in this city — today unveiled its partnership with the Public Advocate’s office to keep a watchlist on NYC’s Worst Landlords. The list shows the landlord’s name, address and number of infractions, along with a place to file your own complaint. A link to it now appears on top of the apartments section of CL. So who are the worst landlords in BK?
According to this database, all the worst landlords in the borough are clustered around Bed-Stuy, Bushwick and East Williamsburg. If your landlord’s name appears on this list, it may be time to start shopping around: Here are the Brooklyn landlords with the top five most infractions on the entire list:
1. Chris Grijalva
995 Eastern Parkway
2. Leslie Westreich
420 Clinton Ave
3. Zandani, Abdullah, Qadar
890 Rockaway Avenue
4. Roy Bison
872 Macon Street
5. Brian Hodge
827 Halsey Street
You can see what kind of infractions the landlords were hit with too. Violations fall into four categories:
- Class A: Non-hazardous violations, such as minor leaks or lack of signs designating floor numbers.
- Class B: Hazardous violations, such as requiring public doors to be self-closing, adequate lighting in public areas, lack of posted Certificate of Occupancy, or removal of vermin.
- Class C: Immediately hazardous violations, such as inadequate fire exits, rodents, lead-based paint, lack of heat, hot water, electricity, or gas.
- Class I: Violations for which there is an order from a judge to correct a violation.
Anyone recognize any names?