NYC’s ‘worst landlord’ sought for arrest over dangerous conditions in Washington Heights buildings

The city’s “worst landlord” is now a wanted man.

Judge Jack Stoller signed a warrant Friday for the arrest of Daniel Ohebshalom, named the city’s Worst Landlord last year on the Public Advocate’s annual list, over the appalling conditions facing tenants at two buildings he owns in Washington Heights, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced on Monday.

Ohebshalom allegedly blew off, on repeated occasions, making court-ordered repairs to his decrepit Washington Heights buildings, 705 and 709 West 170th Street, more than a year after he was held in contempt of court, also for blowing off court-ordered repairs. Both sites sport nearly 700 open violations between them, with complaints lodged over heat, hot water, plumbing, vermin, structural integrity, and lead paint, among other things.