Loft owner’s application to end 20-year old finding of harassment should be granted.
The owner of an interim multiple dwelling sought an order terminating a 1992 finding of tenant harassment issued by the Loft Board against a different owner. In 2005, the Loft Board had denied the applicant’s prior request to terminate the harassment finding on the grounds that he failed to prove compliance with fire and safety requirements. ALJ Astrid B. Gloade found no evidence that tenants had lived in the building for a decade and no evidence the applicant had engaged in harassment of tenants. She also found the applicant had established compliance with fire and safety requirements and otherwise satisfied the legal requirements to end the finding of harassment. Therefore, ALJ Gloade recommended that the 1992 finding be terminated. Matter of Alonzo (in PDF), OATH Index No. 998/13 (Feb. 15, 2013).