This came via Malcolm Carter, a NYC real estate broker who posts informatively at Service You Can Trust.
Bill de Blasio, New York’s Public Advocate, has just put out his own Ten Worst Landlords list. I pass it on, with advice: if any of these people is your landlord, take him/her to Housing Court. Find out how by searching here, using the term Housing Court. I haven’t yet finished telling you what happens when you sue in Housing Court, but I’ve taken you through the How To.