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More Than 1,800 Apartments Will Become Rent-Stabilized, Officials Say

By Sybile Penhirin | December 4, 2015 1:55pm | Updated on December 7, 2015 8:53am
 Over a hundred landlords are registering their units as rent-stabilized to comply with the law, officials said on Dec, 3, 2015.
Over a hundred landlords are registering their units as rent-stabilized to comply with the law, officials said on Dec, 3, 2015.
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NEW YORK CITY — More than 1,800 apartments will become rent-stabilized after their landlords opted for a tax benefit program that requires them to provide their tenants with rent-stabilized leases, officials announced on Thursday.

An investigation from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found that at least 2,332 units across the city should have been rent-stabilized because their landlords have been receiving lucrative tax benefits under a New York Real Property Tax Law, known as the 421-a law. 

Of those, 1,823 units are in the process of becoming rent-stabilized after 111 landlords agreed to resolve their violations, according to Schneiderman's office.

Additionally, the attorney general reached settlements with 18 landlords, forcing them to pay fines and to bring 408 units into rent stabilization.

There are still 52 landlords who are in violation for failing to rent stabilize 509 units covered under the law. They face private litigations from tenants and possible revocation of their tax benefits if they do not comply, according to the attorney general's office.

“Landlords of rental buildings who accept these tax incentives must follow through on their end of the bargain and offer rent-regulated leases to their tenants. That’s a central benefit of the 421-a law,” Schneiderman said. “The return of these apartments to rent stabilization will not only bring economic stability to the families that occupy them, but also honor the spirit of the law as it was intended,” he said.

The state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development are the primary enforcers of the 421-a law.

Both agencies did not immediately respond to a request for comment and could not provide a timeline for when the apartments would become rent stabilized.

The units that are in the process of becoming rent stabilized due to the 18 settlements are located:

• 241 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn
• 208 S. 3rd St., Brooklyn
• 120 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn
• 337 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
• 442 S. 5th St., Brooklyn
• 147 Maujer St., Brooklyn
• 543-545 Kosciuszko St., Brooklyn
• 417-419 Hart St., Brooklyn
• 367 Classon Ave., Brooklyn
• 185-187 Clifton Place, Brooklyn
• 2801 Emmons Ave., Brooklyn
• 782 Hart St., Brooklyn
• 43-24 Robinson St., Queens
• 1997 Ocean Ave.,  Brooklyn
• 71-57 161st St., Queens
• 630 Metropolitan Ave., Queens
• 124-128 Gaitling Place, Queens
• 271 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn
• 187 23rd St., Brooklyn
• 131 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn

The landlords currently still in violation of the 421-a law include: 

Building Address

Borough

Landlord

Appx. # residential apartments

375-377 Franklin Avenue

Brooklyn

375 Franklin Avenue LLC

10

160 and 178 East 117th Street

Manhattan

Ate Kays 2 LLC

41

54-37/39 101st Street

Queens

DA 101 Realty LLC

10

102-17 Martense Avenue

Queens

Lovely Home LLC

5

1205 New York Avenue

Brooklyn

1201 New York Avenue LLC

9

299 McGuiness Boulevard

Brooklyn

301 Development LLC

10

141 Dupont Street

Brooklyn

98 Clay St. LLC

8

754 40th Street

Brooklyn

754 40th Street LLC

8

6 Bayridge Avenue

Brooklyn

8 Loujain LLC

6

3052 Brighton 5th Street

Brooklyn

DMR Holding LLC

15

41-28 Junction Boulevard

Queens

Ji Ping Yu and Tse Hwa Yu

8

28 Melrose Street

Brooklyn

28 Melrose Realty LLC

6

518 Meeker Avenue

Brooklyn

518 Meeker Avenue Realty, Inc.

10

411 99th Street

Brooklyn

Garg Development, Inc.

4

279 Lake Street

Brooklyn

279 Lake Street LLC

12

2815 Shell Road

Brooklyn

Kujtim Lulani

3

2813 Shell Road

Brooklyn

Zuber and Zada Nikovic

3

2817 Shore Parkway

Brooklyn

Angelo and Felice Dellegrazie

3

2613 & 2615 Shore Parkway

Brooklyn

Lina & Emmanuele Alaimo

6

215 Bay 49th Street

Brooklyn

Jian Sheng Lin and Lian Xiu Tan

3

22-43 28th Street

Queens

Louis Pace

5

52 Avenue W

Brooklyn

Cheung Kong International Co. Inc.

6

679 East 3rd Street

Brooklyn

679 East 3rd LLC

5

516-518 Kingston Avenue

Brooklyn

516 Kingston LLC

5

146 Diamond Street

Brooklyn

146 Diamond LLC

4

300 20th Street

Brooklyn

300 20th Street LLC

4

27-35 21st Street

35-12 31st Street

35-14 31st Street

35-16 31st Street

35-18 31st Street

Queens

Sanvito Realty Holding Corp.

35

141-48 84th Drive

Queens

Ko-Am LLC

21

1223 42nd Street

Brooklyn

Hadassah Oberlander

3

186 Green Street

Brooklyn

Osho Developers 186 LLC

8

48-10 111th Street

Queens

Marx Development Corp.

20

345 Ovington Avenue

Brooklyn

345 Ovington LLC

25

64-01 Woodside Avenue

Queens

64-01 Woodside Realty Inc.

27

1569 84th Street

Brooklyn

1569 84th Street LLC

6

194 Wallabout Street

Brooklyn

Flushing Acquisitions Holdings, LLC

4

15 Bay 29th Street

Brooklyn

1529 Bay 29th Street Realty Corp.

6

17 and 21 Bay 31th Street

Brooklyn

LMJ Realty LLC

12

165 West 9th Street

Brooklyn

Tunnel Condos LLC

10

1713 Bath Avenue

Brooklyn

Guo Hui Wu and Li Li Chen

6

1270 58th Street

Brooklyn

Moses Trebitsh

3

57, 59, 61 Bay 31st Street

Brooklyn

57 Bay 31 Street LLC

9

73 and 75 Grand Avenue

Brooklyn

The Grand 73 LLC

19

1775 East 17th Street

Brooklyn

1775 East 17th St BH LLC

6

132-41 41st Road

Queens

132-45 LLC

10

158-04 79th Avenue

Queens

Lewis Realty Management, Inc.

8

71-45 160th Street

Queens

71-45 160th Street LLC

8

240 Richardson Street

Brooklyn

GW Properties of NY LLC

7

133-20 Avery Avenue

Queens

New West Lake Holding LLC

23

3738 Shore Parkway

Brooklyn

Meserau Court LLC

6

489 Maple Street

Brooklyn

Maple 18 Corp.

3

2607 Albemarle Road

2603 Albemarle Road

910 Rogers Avenue

89 Veronica Place

Brooklyn

Rogers Plaza LLC

12

2605 Albemarle Road

Brooklyn

Glendora Burnett-Gentles

3