From the Daily News:
A Washington Heights grandmother sleeps on her couch to avoid the raindrops falling through a hole in her ceiling.
While Gladys Figuera and other tenants live with broken ovens, rusty bathtubs, peeling lead paint and exposed wiring, their landlord kicks back in a $5.9 million Long Island estate.
The 14-unit building, owned by Bahram (Danny) Hakakian, has 290 open violations - 225 of them hazardous, according to city records. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development ordered Hakakian to fix the roof at 2145 Amsterdam Ave., but he didn't lift a rich finger.
Instead, the city hired a contractor to do the work. Since 2007, the city has spent more than $27,000 on emergency repairs.
Hakakian lives in the village of Kings Point. His mansion has six bathrooms, two fireplaces, central air, an elevator and a pool, property records show.