The landlord of a 1920s-era Eastern Parkway building has been illegally subdividing a number of units, then turning around and listing them as rental properties, tenants say, prompting the city to slap the building with a series of stop work orders.
The Department of Buildings ordered construction to cease at 85 Eastern Parkway last month, after tenants — many of them rent-stabilized — complained that work had been underway for more than a year to split some of the building’s larger apartments into a pair of smaller units.
A spokesman for the Department of Buildings would not discuss the status of the investigation but confirmed the department had visited the site multiple times this year.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Subdivided units listed as rentals
Posted by Queens Crapper at 6:12 AM
Labels: Brooklyn, Department of Buildings, developers, illegal conversion, stop work order, subdivision, vacate order
Need to make money to pay the taxes...
Are they Israeli? They bought two buildings in my area and that's exactly what they did to the one bedrooms. Now the windowless foyers are "living rooms".
Israelis? They did the same thing in m building. Oy vey!
Rent a sho box to live in and the landlord collects the same rent as for a pre subdivided unit. Nice for a goniff. Bad for a renter.
Living quarters are getting smaller and smaller and smaller. Ultimately we occupy a three by six foot hole in the ground.
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