Over on the Red Hook Waterfront blog, Gregory O’Connell Jr. has a post about the scourge of bed bugs from a landlord’s point of view. His point is that while landlords are often/usually/always blamed for infestations, tenant responsibility is typically overlooked. Here’s a snippet: “In 2009, New York City adopted Local Law 14, which created a “Bed Bug Advisory Board” to guide the city in addressing bed bug infestations. This advisory board made “Recommendations for the Management of Bed Bugs in New York City” [PDF] in April of 2010. Please feel free to view this file. The recommendations made throughout seem logical and if implemented would, dare I say, improve this situation which has rendered LANDLORDS defenseless against “Bed Bug” outbreaks within their buildings. …The issues that need to be taken seriously by those with control over the regulation of “Bed Bug” matters are…. what happens when the TENANT is negligent? What happens when the TENANT is uncooperative and does not allow the LANDLORD to properly expedite the issue and treat the problem? What happens if the TENANT never notifies the LANDLORD of the infestation? What if the TENANT does not follow proper procedure in order to remove the infestation? At what point does the LANDLORD stop assuming responsibility? If “Bed Bugs” can infest any area and travel over extreme distances on someone’s person, why is it automatically the LANDLORD’s fault that they exist in that LANDLORD’s building? How can a LANDLORD basically force a TENANT to live a certain way/notify/allow access/throw things out etc. etc. without any sort of consequence or defense?” Any readers who are also landlords care to weigh in?
The “War on Bedbugs”: From the Landlord’s Perspective [Red Hook Waterfront]
Photo by Shira Golding
A Starbucks Is Landing in the Middle of Williamsburg [Eater] 15K-Square-Foot Indoor Tennis Center Planned for Gowanus [DNAinfo] Kosher Pop-up Serves Artisanal Sandwiches to Crown Heights Crowd [DNAinfo] People Who Live in Glass Houses Don’t Care [Crain's] Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend [BHB] Ask a Native New Yorker: Should I Work for a Charter School? [Gothamist] The Time […]
Apple is “looking closely” at Two Trees’ BAM South site and a converted brick factory building on Bedford between North 3rd and North 4th for its first Brooklyn location, The Real Deal reported. Rumors have been flying about Apple’s first Brooklyn store since 2008, but so far none have come to pass, including a location […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 87-93 Rutland Road Cross Streets: Flatbush and Bedford Avenues Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens Year Built: 1925 Architectural Style: Neo-Georgian Architect: Slee & Bryson Other works by architect: Many other row and freestanding houses in PLG, as well as in Crown Heights North and South, Victorian Flatbush […]
Kiehl’s has filled the windows of its future Brooklyn Heights store with giant images of its products, most likely to hide work going on inside. The skincare company was scheduled to start construction at 124 Montague Street November 1 in anticipation of a post-Christmas opening, according to previously published reports. The prime corner space had been occupied […]
Park Slope 370 8th Street Broker: Corcoran Price: $2,299,000 Sunday 12:00 – 1:30 GMAP Windsor Terrace 1658 10th Avenue Broker: Halstead Price: $1,849,000 Sunday 12:30 – 2:30 GMAP Crown Heights 908 Sterling Place Broker: Brown Harris Stevens Price: $999,000 Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 GMAP Bay Ridge 236 79th Street Broker: Fillmore Price: $799,000 Sunday 1:00 […]