From the Daily News:
Jeannette Gustav's home is literally falling down around her. "The ceiling in the bathroom fell one day.
The hallway fell, and the kitchen fell," she said. "Everything fell."
Nearly a month after the ceilings collapsed, Gustav's Flatbush apartment is still strewn with rubble, and black mold covers the bathroom walls.
Landlord Kalman Zimmerman hasn't made repairs despite repeated requests, she said.
"I'm trying to get an apartment. I'm trying to get out of here," said Gustav, 53, a home health aide, who shares the one-bedroom apartment with her 18-year-old daughter.
"There's always trouble. It's no way to live."
Zimmerman has wracked up a whopping 259 housing code violations at the two adjacent buildings he owns on E. 22nd St. - allegedly failing to fix leaking and collapsing ceilings, broken locks, bedbug, cockroach, and rat infestations, among other problems.
He showed up for a meeting with tenants three weeks ago and promised to start repairs - but hasn't been heard from since, they charged. Squatters have taken up residence in the basement, climbing in through a gaping hole in the wall.