Thursday, June 4, 2015

101 Open HPD-Issued Housing and Maintenance Code Violations at 114 E.1st Street

NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) conducted an inspection of 114 E.1st Street on May 23 and 24, 2015.  They issued 77 new Housing and Maintenance Code violations to the landlord, for a total of 101 open violations as of this morning.

Of these 101, 13 are "Class C" violations defined as "immediately hazardous," and landlords have only 24 hours to correct these issues.  72 violations are "Class B" defined as "hazardous," and landlords have 30 days to correct these issues.  These violations include 3 for bed bugs and 1 for rats.  To date, none of these violations have been certified by HPD as repaired.

With 85 active Class B and C violations and 30 apartments in the building, the landlord of 114 E.1st Street is 5 hazardous violations short of qualifying for the Worst Landlords Watch List compiled by the Public Advocate for the City of New York, Letitia James.  "For a landlord to be added to the Watch List, they must own a building with fewer than 35 units with an average of at least three open, serious violations (B and C violations) per unit." (

For a complete list of open violations at 114 E.1st Street, go to the link below, type in housing number "114" and street "east 1 street"; on the next screen, click "All Open Violations" on the left side.

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  1. HPD and DOHMH conducted another inspection this afternoon (June 4, 2015). We are still awaiting their findings and will post as soon as we have this information.

  2. Thank you for letting us all know!

  3. The obstacle on the New York City 311 online system is that you can't make a formal complaint about rat mites. Bed bugs and rats yes. Rat mites are not in the software yet. So many tenants in our building caught them on their flesh and some still have the specimen preserved for posterity. The conditions in the building proved to be inhabitable to several tenants from at least five different apartments. Chickenpox-like rashes are debilitating. It is sad that they are leaving us since they clearly enjoyed the neighborhood. I hope that their memories of the building will not be completely overshadowed by the neglect and infestations.

  4. apt 3 has just filed the 3rd or 4th complaint with 311 (confirmation # C1-1-1112394132) to let them know that we still have bugs despite their claims that the place is getting cleaned up. Inspection should occur sometime over the next few days hopefully. We have some bugs in tap as well as pictures of bites.