Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crummy landlord living in style

From the Daily News:

THE KING OF the Goldfarb real estate empire lives in a 3,400-square-foot mansion on a leafy suburban cul-de-sac, miles from the Bronx apartment building he owns where fire escapes were removed and tenants last week found themselves homeless.

Phillip Goldfarb occasionally jets off to his luxury beachfront condo in Hollywood, Fla., but he also spends much of his time answering hundreds of code violations that his buildings rack up in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

Goldfarb caught the city’s attention last week when he sought to close out several such violations at 2400 Webb Ave., in the Bronx. Instead, Housing Preservation & Development inspectors who showed up discovered all the fire escapes had been removed from the building.

HPD slapped Goldfarb with even more violations and the city ordered all 200 tenants out of their apartments until the problem is solved.

But long before the fire escape debacle, Goldfarb’s 14 city buildings were already catching flak from agencies that are supposed to keep housing in the city safe.

In the last decade, these buildings have amassed 307 building code violations. They currently have 226 open housing code violations as well.


Anonymous said...

let the tenants who were evicted with out due process live in HIS house.
No doubt he's a big Bloomberg contributor.

Anonymous said...

WIth all due respect to the Daily News and to Queens Crap, this is NOT a mansion. At best it's a relatively small/tacky/cheap prefab house with very little personality. I expect more from a real estate slumlord. Taken, for a government worker, this is heaven on earth. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Flashback to the 70s!

So we still have some
nasty, Jewish slumlords left around.