Inwood landlord blames tenants for violations that make his building Manhattan’s worst | NY Daily News

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92 Nagle Ave., also known as 2 Sickle St., is Manhattan's worst apartment building with 444 open city violations, more than all but one other building in the entire city. (Photo: David Handschuh | NY Daily News)

Manhattan’s worst landlord tells it like he sees it.

In Abraham Benelyahou’s opinion, the many problems that make 92 Nagle Ave. in Inwood the borough’s victor of violations rest squarely on the shoulders of the residents.

“They can’t pay rent,” the 63-year-old landlord said of his tenants. “They break things, then call the inspectors. Some city inspectors aren’t qualified to be shoemakers.”

Some residents in the six-story dwelling — many of whom stopped paying their rent in protest months ago — have spent nearly a year with no cooking gas.

Others gripe that a perpetually broken front door has enabled at least four recent robberies in a building that has accrued a whopping 444 open violations — second-highest in the entire city, according to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Inwood landlord blames tenants for violations that make his building Manattan’s worst – NY Daily News.

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