City Suing Landlord of ‘Hazardous’ East Harlem Building Lacking Cooking Gas

 Residents of an apartment building where some units haven’t had cooking gas in more than a year are suing the landlord of neglecting the building and some are withholding their rent. 231 East 117th Street View Full Caption

EAST HARLEM — A city housing agency is suing a, East 117th Street landlord to force him to correct a host of violations and pay thousands of dollars in fines a week after a DNAinfo New York report about the property.

The litigation from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development comes a few weeks after residents of 231 E. 117th St. took their landlord, George Zayas, to court claiming the building was rat-infested and hasn’t had consistent cooking gas since last 2016.

The agency is demanding that Zayas fix more

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