Friday, January 27, 2012

Illegal Bronx firetrap vacated

From Eyewitness News:

"Tomorrow we can meet again, here again," said Manny Collado, the landlord.

And here was the landlord on Monday before the city carried out it's vacate order.

He was trying to get one of the tenants to work with him in a scheme to keep the city from shutting down his money-making fire trap.

What he didn't know is the tenant is working with Eyewitness News and wearing an undercover camera.

"If these people come by on Wednesday you show them, 'Listen I got a lease here bro, I don't know what you're talking about. This is my apartment I got a two year lease here,'" Collado said.

The landlord then instructs the tenant to lie to city officials by telling them the building is rented by one family and not illegally rented out as single rooms.

"Everybody there is family member. Everybody in that apartment is going to be family. They're my cousins, they live with me," Collado said.


Anonymous said...

It's here in North Flushing too.

LS4 after LS4 do nothing DOB !

Anonymous said...

you can thank Bloomberg & the real estate goons for this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you tenant - you are a hero. Bless you from all New Yorkers.

FlushingRepresenter said...

Why the fuck would you pay 700 for ONE room IN THE BRONX?!?!??!

Isnt the going rate generally 350-500 in QUeens?

Anonymous said...

The first link did not work Crappy. But I'll try again to show here how the DOB dose not do it's job here in North Flushing too !