Judge tours Williamsburg building managed by city's 'worst landlord'

A judge took a rare tour Wednesday of a Williamsburg building whose landlord has been unofficially dubbed the city's "worst landlord."Housing Court Judge Timmie Elsner

WILLIAMSBURG - A judge took a rare tour Wednesday of a Williamsburg building whose landlord has been unofficially dubbed the city's "worst landlord."

Housing Court Judge Timmie Elsner visited more than 12 apartments and three vacant units at 188 S. 3rd St. Elsner's findings could be entered into evidence in an upcoming trial.

Tenant Jacquelyn Hernandez is one of several people who filed suit against landlord Adam Mermelstein. Hernandez, who has been looking forward to the judge's visit, says Mermelstein is trying to make life miserable for renters by failing to make repairs. The plaintiffs claim Mermelstein wants them to move so he can raise rents.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 1 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
Some flavors offered were strawberry and tamarind. 2 Parade participants partake in snow cones
Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11 3 Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11
A construction worker fell to his death Friday 4 Worker falls to death at former Domino Sugar factory
The caved pavement sent the truck's right front 5 Massive sinkhole caves under fire truck

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

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