Brooklyn superintendent talks tough to tenants

A Bay Ridge building superintendent just might be the crankiest super in Brooklyn.Richard Martin is the building manager of 2-78 91st St., and he?s famous

BAY RIDGE - A Bay Ridge building superintendent just might be the crankiest super in Brooklyn.

Richard Martin is the building manager of 2-78 91st St., and he?s famous among residents for posting harshly worded messages throughout the building in hopes of getting his tenants to clean up their acts.

?Last week I swept up chicken bones, rice, tomatoes, peppers and they don?t care,? the 71-year-old Martin said. ?They?re pigs.?

Signs bearing phrases like ?Last warning? and ?Learn how to read? are taped to the walls and doors of the building. Martin?s messages aren?t popular among all tenants.

?They make me crazy - for real,? said Abo Hajjat, a resident.

Martin even moved six trash cans inside the building?s entrance because he says tenants have been ignoring his calls to properly sort garbage, particularly recyclables.

Some residents who know him, though, can put up with his well-intentioned crankiness.

?He?s always like this. He?s always in the streets screaming about people, about the Foodtown,? said Hajjat. ?Always.?

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
Police have charged two men accused of prompting 2 2 men identified in police involved shooting
Police say a man is in the hospital 3 Police: Man hospitalized after Crown Heights shooting
4 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 15
The family of an 80-year-old man with dementia 5 Missing man with dementia found after leaving hospital unnoticed

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE