Monday, December 6, 2010
From the Real Deal:
In the wake of scathing video footage of alleged hazardous conditions at the Flatbush Gardens housing complex that has circulated the internet in recent days (see the video below), a housing official has informed The Real Deal that the sprawling, 2,500-unit residential development has garnered 400 new violations in the last month-and-a-half, or roughly 10 violations per day.
The added violations bring the 59-building complex's total to 8,100 current, open violations, according to Eric Bederman, a spokesperson for the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The violations "run the gamut," Bederman said, noting "this is bad -- and we're probably not getting the full extent of it." HPD violations generally are for unsuitable or dangerous building conditions.
Landlord David Bistricer has filed a dismissal request for reinspection at the rental property, located at 1402 New York Avenue, but Bederman said HPD has yet to hear from him regarding a schedule for the reinspection.