“Water comes in through the roof. The floor gets rotten,” Infante, 46, said through a translator about her 14-unit building at 2145 Amsterdam Ave.
When her family uses the bathtub, it floods their downstairs neighbor.
Her building is one of more than 40 on an online “slumlord watch list” released yesterday by Public Advocate hopeful Bill de Blasio, who is asking residents to help track dangerously negligent landlords.
“Leaking pipes, exposed wires, no fire alarms, broken locks — New Yorkers across our city are forced to live under these and many other deplorable conditions each day with no recourse,” de Blasio said.
Infante’s building has a total of 290 open violations. She’s been in court for six years over problems, she said. Her landlord, Virtual Assets, couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday.
To make the list, buildings with fewer than 35 units must have an average of three open, serious violations. Larger buildings must have an average of at least two violations per unit.
The interactive map, so far, has heavy concentrations in northern Manhattan, northwest Bronx and Brooklyn’s Bushwick and Brownsville neighborhoods.