Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Brooklyn hotel seized by sheriffs
From the Daily News:
New York City sheriffs have seized control of a troubled Bay Ridge hotel — and the hotel may get shut down after the owner failed to pay more than $100,000 in fines, according to court documents and beleaguered residents.
The 87-year-old owner of The Prince Hotel, Moses Fried, has been hit with dozens of violations by the city’s buildings department since 2014 for illegal construction, unsafe conditions and not following guidelines for how long a resident is permitted to stay.
Fried denied the accusations at a hearing in October, but did not offer a rebuttal, according to a complaint filed by the city in Brooklyn Supreme Court Monday that seeks $114,000 in penalties.
Calls to Fried’s Miami Beach, Fla., home were not returned.
Residents who live near the hotel, listed under Bay Ridge Prince, LLC., have called for the city to shut it because of years of criminal activity.
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