Concerned neighbors of three empty, dilapidated buildings sitting on 51st and 52nd Streets off of Ninth Avenue say the structures create an unsanitary and unsafe environment.
Residents say the buildings, formerly owned by St. Vincent's Medical Center, were sold to a developer two years ago and have sat empty for the past several months after demolition crews came in and gutted them.
After numerous failed attempts to get the city to take action, residents called NY1 For You. NY1 then found that the property is owned by Tessler Developments.
NY1 reached out to Tessler but they refused to comment on the condition of their buildings.
The station then called the Department of Health and a spokesperson said they have no complaints on file for the property. However, the spokesperson did say the agency will send an inspector out to check the site.