Woodside landlord is the third worst in the city

Photo courtesy of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Photo courtesy of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

A notorious landlord with a large residential property in Woodside landed yet again on the city’s Worst Landlords List.

Eric Silverstein, who owns the 78-unit building at 37-45 59th Street in Woodside, dropped from first to third on the public advocate’s watchlist.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, who visited the site with State Senator Mike Gianaris, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Woodside on the Move this week, said his place on the list is not a cause or celebration.

“He didn’t get better, other landlords got worse,” Williams said.

Silverstein owns four buildings on the 2019 list, totaling 315 units. His buildings average 1,144 HPD violations per month over the last year, including unsafe wiring, roach and mice infestations, faulty window guards, leaks and mold.

Here’s the Top 10 Watchlist for buildings in Queens.

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