He’s making a list: Public Advocate’s 2022 ‘Worst Landlord Watchlist’ includes nearly 300 Brooklyn buildings


He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice … or, maybe, just naughty.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has released his annual Worst Landlord Watchlist, naming 100 of the city’s most-negligent landlords based on the number of outstanding Department of Buildings and Department of Housing Preservation and Development violations they have — and things are perhaps worse than ever.

The 626 buildings owned by the 100 worst landlords had a whopping 69,081 violations between them — the most violations in history, per Williams’ office. Those violations range in severity from minor — leaky faucets or broken window trim — to “immediately hazardous” — roach infestations, untreated mold, broken doors and windows.