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Your Turn: Living in Landlord Hell?


The Voice‘s new list of the 10 worst landlords in New York is in, and it’s a doozy. There’s the landlord who “threatened tenants with a bat” and the one whose business associate claims “it’s not wrong to be wrong if you’re wrong.” (Tell it to Francine Andrews, below, who’s taken to filling holes in her wall with plastic grocery bags. More pics here.)

But the winner, of all possible culprits, is the federal government. As in HUD. From the report comes this description of a HUD building:

Byrd’s building has mice crawling through gaping holes in its walls, bare plywood floors, and until recently, no working refrigerators or stoves. With its dim halls, leaking ceilings, and decrepit stairways, it looks like a crack house, and until the dealers left last June, it was one.

Anyone else out there living in hell? We invite you to tell all.

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