Public advocate releases list of worst landlords

Public Advocate James released a list Monday of the city's most notorious landlords, ranked by the number of violations accrued in their building.



There are over 900 apartments in the Bronx on the worst apartments watchlist.



According to the list, the worst buildings in the Bronx include 2075 Wallace Ave., 750 Grand Concourse, 20 West 190th St. and 875 Longwood Ave. 



"Landlords often hide behind this veil of secrecy, so we need to pierce the corporate veil," said Public Advocate Letitia James. "We need to make sure we get the correct names of individuals who unfortunately are allowing seniors and children to live in horrendous conditions."



One building in particular raked up more violations than any other building in the borough. The building received 544 violations, predominately of the class-B variety, which can include poor lighting in public areas or failure to remove vermin.


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