2015 Worst Landlord list released - Metro US

2015 Worst Landlord list released

Public Advocate Letitia James released her annual Worst Landlords report on Monday, naming Ved Parkash as the worst offender.

Parkash has 7,200 units with 11 buildings with 2,235 Department of Housing Preservation and Development violations and 134 Department of Buildings complaints, according to the public advocate’s office.

Calls to numbers listed for Parkash’s buildings were not immediately returned on Monday.

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The following buildings had the highest number of violations in their respective boroughs: 2075 Wallace Ave. in the Bronx with545 violations; 855 E. 19th Street in Brooklyn with 491 violations; 400 W. 57th Street in Manhattan with 651 violations; 39-30 59th Street in Queens with 273 violations; and 220 Osgood Ave. in Staten Island with 225 violations.

After Parkash, Jameslisted the following landlords in the top 10: Harry D. Silverstein, Yechiel Weinberger, Moshe Piller, Allan Goldman, Joel Goldstein, Shaul Koplowitz, Jason Korn, Richard Liriano and Jonathan Cohen.

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James’ office said there are 3,393 landlords on the 2015 list, and six of the 10 worst landlords of 2014 did not appear in this year’s top 10. Two of the landlords, Robin Shimoff and Joseph Podolski, are no longer on the worst list, and four landlords, Rawle Isaacs, Bashkim Celaj, Daniel Hochberg, and Melvin Newhouse, have moved down the list due to building improvements.

The full list of worst landlords and the number of building violations is available at www.landlordwatchlist.com. The site now allows users to track landlords’ cases in housing court.

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