Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Illegal conversions being taken more seriously
Illegal home conversions are a key issue in several city council races among the five boroughs.
The New York City Department of Buildings has thousands of open complaints, which is why each week, several marshals investigate the complaints with one goal in mind: keeping New Yorkers safe.
Many doors have been closed on federal agents such as Marshal Ryan Gobin as they investigate homes for the Department of Buildings.
Gobin is part of a team that responds to the thousands of complaints of illegal conversions across the five boroughs.
Many times, it’s unknowing homeowners putting their families at risk. Other times, it’s landlords jeopardizing tenants.