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Brooklyn City Council member’s building has violations

August 07, 2009 09:18AM

Brooklyn City Council member Kendall Stewart, landlord of a building at 1740-46 Nostrand Avenue, has 26 open violations at the Flatbush building, the New York Daily News reported. Stewart has had a rat infestation violation at the building since 2001, a violation that landlords are required by city law to fix within 24 hours, according to the Daily News. Other recorded violations include exposed electrical wiring, mice, roaches and crumbling floors. Tenants said the building also lacks heat. Stewart, who is up for reelection this year, purchased the building in 1991, and a spokesperson said Stewart “inherited many challenges” when he bought the property. City officials said Stewart’s tenants could take him to court over the open violations.

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