Eric Adams wants city to monitor bad landlords in same manner as criminals

Borough President proposed Compstat-like system

TRD NEW YORK /
Jul.July 17, 2018 10:40 AM

Eric Adams (Credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams wants to start monitoring landlords in the same manner that the city tracks criminals.

Adams proposed creating a database modeled after the New York City Police Department’s crime-mapping Compstat system to monitor landlords of below-market housing. Adams told Crain’s that the system would include a dashboard overlaid on a map of the five boroughs, tracking data from the city Departments of Buildings, Finance and Housing Preservation and Development and the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal and housing courts. Such a system would aim to alert investigators of disruptive construction and tenants fighting eviction.

“We fought crime in this city by having real-time mechanisms. We need to use the same methods that we used to stop grand larceny of property — we need to use those methods to stop the larceny of a person’s home,” Adams said. “We did it for crime, we did it in real time; we have to do it to save the most precious commodity we have, and that’s our housing stock.”

Adams, a former NYPD captain and a mayoral hopeful, called for the new system on Monday while announcing a tenant harassment lawsuit against Kushner Companies. New York’s Tenant Protection Unit on Monday also launched an investigation into allegations of tenant harassment against Kushner at its Williamsburg condo conversion at 184 Kent Avenue. [Crain’s] — Kathryn Brenzel


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Wall Street bonus season is the stuff home sellers’ dreams, as they picture eager buyers armed with hefty bonus checks and willing to pay top price. But in a buyer’s market that vision may be more like a mirage (Credit: iStock)

Here’s what Wall Street bonus season means for real estate this year

Adam Neumann and 78 Irving Place (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)

Adam Neumann is asking $37M for Gramercy Park triplex

(Credit: iStock)

Residential rents continue upward march in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

Redfin's Glenn Kelman (Credit: iStock)

“It’s on like Donkey Kong”: Redfin scrambling to keep up with iBuyer demand

Don Lemon and Tim Malone with their apartment at 2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard 

CNN’s Don Lemon lists Harlem condo with fiancé broker Tim Malone

Brookfield's Ric Clark (Credit: Getty Images)

“There was no quid pro quo”: Ric Clark on Brookfield’s 666 Fifth purchase, and renovation plans

From left: 515 Park Avennue, Soori High Line, One Beacon Court, 53 East 67th Street and 15 Hudson Yards (Photos via Douglas Elliman, Compass, StreetEasy, Hudson Yards, Apartments)

Priciest homes to hit market include an UES building prime for mansion conversion

166 E. 81st St. (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

UES townhouse once described as “infested with vermin” goes into contract

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...