From Capital Tonight:
Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, today charged that banks are ignoring a 2009 law governing foreclosed properties that have fallen into disrepair.
Klein, a member of the Independent Democratic Conference, said his office discovered 2,000 foreclosed properties across New York City that have 3,751 open violations.
The lawmaker looked into the issue after a 12-year-old boy and his parents died in a fire at 2321 Prospect Ave. The property had multiple standing code violations, including faulty wiring and a broken boiler.
Klein said it was up to the banks to make sure the foreclosed properties remain safe.