Not a single building in Kensington made the DeBlasio’s Worst NYC’s landlord list this year. Not a single building in Borough Park either.
So what differentiates a standard-issue non-responsive landlord from a watch list-level negligent landlord? According to the site:
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. Larger buildings must have an average of at least two open, serious violations (B and C violations) per unit.
A class B violation is one that’s hazardous, but probably not leading toward imminent doom: inadequate lighting, public doors that don’t automatically close, thriving vermin, etc.
A class C violation is more immediately dangerous: inadequate fire exits, rodents, lead-based paint, lack of heat, hot water, electricity, or gas.