NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Public Advocate Letitia James has put the New York City’s worst landlords in the spotlight.

On Wednesday, James released an annual list of the city’s landlords who’ve been cited with the most housing violations.

Nearly 6,800 buildings across the five boroughs made 2014’s list, many of which are buildings that have no heat or conditions hazardous to residents.

James said many of the tenants of those buildings are poor and have no means to fight landlords in court.

LINK: NYC Landlord Watchlist

Brooklyn is home to the buildings with the most violations, followed by Manhattan and the Bronx.

“Unfortunately Brooklyn leads the list — 3,700-some-odd buildings. Most of them in central Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Bushwick,” James told 1010 WINS.

So who was the worst offender?

“The worst landlord in the city, that distinction belongs to Robin Shimoff. She owns 13 buildings throughout the Bronx totaling 778 units with more than 3,300 open violations in 2014,” James said.

The list began in 2010, created by then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

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  1. Jeff Benson says:

    I possibly met her in Manhattan on 23rd St. & 11th Ave. recently .. She has a Female German Shepherd ? This dog is reactive .. The woman presented herself to me as owning 14 apartment buildings .. The woman manipulated our conversation as I appeared to her as having conversation with the dog, which is very wrong to have conversation with the dog. Much thanks for the news .. I’m going to follow-through with the 10th Precinct & the specialized NYPD ACO Unit. I have past experience being in a bite-suit and “for real” would rather be shot, stabbed and more .. Than be bitten by either an experienced or non-experienced dog .. Dog bites are very painful while wearing a bite-suit, it’s all about the bite-pressure. Think of not wearing the suit & think of the trauma to skin & nerves.


    Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:09:36 +0000 To:

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