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  • From left: 620 West 182nd Street and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

    A man who New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio dubbed “NYC’s worst,” has racked up 1,187 building and housing violations and is under investigation by city, state and federal officials for everything from tax fraud to selling narcotics, DNAinfo reported.

    Josh Neustein, who owns eight buildings, four of which are in Upper Manhattan, is under investigation by the New York City Police Department, the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies, after a probe by the city’s Department of Investigation was concluded last month. [more]

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    From left: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 245 Sullivan Place and 78 Post Avenue (building credits: PropertyShark)

    Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released his third annual list of the city’s worst buildings and landlords meant to shame the landlords into improving conditions, according to the New York Daily News.

    The worst building is 245 Sullivan Place in Crown Heights. The 40-unit rental building has 654 open violations thanks to crumbling ceilings, exposed wiring and a lack of electricity, hot water and heat in certain apartments. It’s been owned by James Crossman since 1971, public records show, and the News reported he is now 92 and in ill health. … [more]