Slumlords, We're Watching You

Choose from these terrible options: bed bugs, black mold, or sewage leaking into your apartment. Your choice would probably be to move out - and fast! Great, if you can afford it.

The renters in these two Brooklyn apartment buildings are not so fortunate. News recently surfaced that they've endured some of the most vile living conditions imaginable. In addition to the above these renters have also had to deal with personal safety issues such as front doors that do not lock and squatters setting up in the basement. One building has 129 violations, and the other has 130. As a result, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has taken the landlord to court to fix everything.