DOB Fines Kushner Companies for Falsifying Permits
The DOB recently fined Kushner Companies $210,000 for falsifying dozens of permit applications at 17 buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The New York Times first reported that the DOB levied the fines for 42 instances in which Kushner made misrepresentations about the existence of rent-stabilized tenants at buildings, thereby potentially avoiding regulations intended to protect tenants from abuse during periods of construction.
The company will have a chance to contest the violations before an administrative judge. Meanwhile, Kushner Companies faces a handful of active lawsuits alleging either rent overcharges or harassment at New York City buildings.