East Harlem landlord admits to endangering tenants with gut renovation

An East Harlem landlord accused of trying to force tenants out of his rent-stabilized building by gut renovating the building pleaded guilty on Wednesday to reckless endangerment and endangerment of a child. Ephraim Vashovsky, 49, was arrested last year after allegedly renovating his rent-stabilized apartment building at 21 East 115 Street to drive a family of seven out of the building. Officials allege that Vashovsky intentionally created hazardous conditions to intimidate the family into leaving […]

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