Slumlord watch list exposes bad buildings

BROOKLYN - More than 150 landlords whose buildings are disgusting or unsafe have earned a place of shame on a new slumlord watch list from city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio's new website will let tenants look up a building owner to see if he or she is on the list. They can plug in an address, type in a street or sort to see the worst slumlords in the city.

Many of the buildings listed have been cited for conditions such as urine-soaked hallways, rats, squatters living in abandoned areas and garbage in communal areas.

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