Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arrest warrant issued for Suzuki

From the NY Times:

The 49-unit apartment building in Bronx River has a tally of woes almost impressive in magnitude. It has 663 open violations. Its walls shed lead paint, rain seeps through collapsing ceilings, and cockroaches and rats scuttle across its buckled floors.

Now the building, at 1585 East 172nd Street, has another ignominious distinction. Fed up with the failure of the landlord, Sam Suzuki, to correct the violations and show up in court, a judge last week issued a warrant for his arrest, a rarity in housing court.

“Mr. Suzuki has treated the court with such disdain,” said Beatrice Hamza Bassey, a lawyer with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, which, with the Legal Aid Society of New York, is representing tenants in the case. “There’s abject squalor in the building. Inhumane conditions. No one should be living under those kinds of conditions.”

Mr. Suzuki said late Wednesday afternoon that he had not been served with an arrest warrant and that he would not comment on the case. He also said he was merely the manager of the building, although in the most recent document in the city register pertaining to the property, from May 2009, he said he was the “sole member” of the corporation that owned it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the guy going to buy the RKO? Bad news for Flushing.

Queens Crapper said...

Yep.

Anonymous said...

RKO is practically already his. What do you mean bad news for Flushing? Short of blowing up, I don't think the RKO could be in worse condition anyway. At this point it doesn't matter what degenerate owns it.

The Flushing Phantom said...

THIS IS THE SAME GUY THAT MR. COMPTROLLER (please stand up when Johnny boy enters the room) JOHN LIU TOOK CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION MONEY FROM WHEN HE FIRST RAN FOR THE CITY COUNCIL!

NOW LET'S INVESTIGATE THE COMPTROLLER!

Anonymous said...

The new Suzuki method:

De-landmark the RKO then tear it down.

That's what's gonna happen soon folks.

Haven't you seen the "coming attractions"?

And CB 7 was in on the Keith's sell out way back since the 1980s!

Just ask Myra Baird Herce & Donald Manes' ghost.

Anonymous said...

"Forget it Jake...it's Chinatown"!

Anonymous said...

Coming soon to Keith's Flushing Theater, an action packed double feature:

"Swan Song" & "Down The Toilet In Flu-shang"!

Anonymous said...

Increased crime...like the Wendy's Massacre (RIP), recent rape/beating on 41st Road, Tommy Huang, Suzuki...yadda, yadda, yadda.

Please tell us all how "vibrant, diverse bustling" Flushing has improved?

Let's hear some more clubhouse crap.