Thinking of moving? While most of us city dwellers may not be Russian billionaires purchasing $88 million penthouses, at least we can can now dig up the dirt on the city's worst landlords and buildings with a new watch list aimed at protecting renters.
The list, from the office of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, ranks 358 buildings owned by 317 different landlords, and is designed to equip New Yorkers with the information they need to hold negligent landlords accountable for poor living conditions.
"There have to be consequences for bad actors that walk away from their most basic responsibilities to tenants," de Blasio said.
With 8 buildings and a whopping total of 1187 infractions, 1071 Home Corp ranks as the worst landlord in the city. Here's to hoping the list will encourage 1071 Home Corp and other faulty landlords to step it up and start doing their jobs in 2012. Not everyone can afford the from the Astor Suite's $165,000 a month rental, after all.
Check out the rest of the list here.