The Greedy Landlords of New York City (2017) - by Karl Radl


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By Karl Radl

When Thomas Lopez-Pierre recently denounced “greedy Jewish landlords” in New York City, the mainstream media lined up to denounce him as an “anti-Semite” and to claim that such charges were baseless. (1)

However, simply googling “worst landlords in New York” will quickly prove the truth of Lopez-Pierre’s assertion.

For example, in an article published 8th October 2014, the Village Voice mentioned the five worst landlords in New York City by name:

Robin Shimhoff
Rawle Isaacs
Joseph Podolski
Bashkim Celaj
Yechiel Weinberger

Of these five, a whopping four are Jewish: you can work this out merely by looking at their first and last names.

The four Jews are Robin Shimhoff, Rawle Isaacs, Joseph Podolski and Yechiel Weinberger.

This impression of overwhelming Jewishness is confirmed when we look at the full list (as of May 2017) of the top 100 worst landlords in New York City as named by its Public Advocate.

I reproduce this list below with the number of buildings and units they own, as well as the number of building violations that were proved to have taken place on their properties. I have also noted whether the landlord concerned is Jewish, based upon any evidence available online.

Where I had any doubt about an individual’s Jewishness, I marked them as a non-Jew. Therefore, this list can be reasonably said to represent the minimum number of said landlords who are Jewish and is thus conservative in its estimate.

To wit:

LANDLORD BUILDINGS UNITS VIOLATIONS JEWISH
HARRY D SILVERSTEIN 8 575 2032 YES
ALLAN GOLDMAN 25 187 1193 YES
VED PARKASH 4 257 992 NO
MICHAEL NIAMONITAKIS 5 225 936 NO
FELIX GOMEZ 6 260 939 NO
RAWLE ISAACS 4 214 869 YES
JOEL KOHN 23 152 823 YES
ISKYO ARONOV 16 66 789 YES
DAVID DAVID 5 272 782 YES
BRUCE HALEY 7 153 769 NO
ISAAC SCHWARTZ 10 154 768 YES
JOSEPH HOFFMAN 1 287 753 YES
JONATHAN COHEN 17 144 718 YES
JAY MILLER 7 204 739 NO
ADAM STRYKER 10 182 715 NO
ZEV SALOMON 8 197 713 YES
JOEL GOLDSTEIN 11 218 667 YES
MARC CHEMTOB 5 169 655 YES
MEIR FRIED 19 139 680 YES
MARTIN BAUMRIND 12 113 673 YES
MARK TRESS 1 20 650 NO
YOSEF EMERGI 13 70 627 YES
DAVID BARON 4 177 626 NO
MOSHE DEUTSCH 15 112 539 YES
ELEANOR PATRICK 6 84 608 NO
NICK GAZIVODA 5 147 631 NO
RICHARD NUSSBAUM 2 116 617 YES
NARSINH DESAI 4 202 606 NO
RUBIN DUKLER 3 93 583 YES
SOLOMON GOTTLIEB 7 145 570 YES
AVRAHAM TARSHISH 6 25 564 YES
GETZ OBSTFELD 5 163 547 YES
NAZILA BARDI 7 42 537 NO
SETH A MILLER 2 45 509 NO
UZY STEIN 2 49 532 YES
RICHARD LIRIANO 3 152 520 NO
DOUGLAS ROSENBERG 3 80 529 YES
DEODAT LOWTAN 15 85 516 NO
THOMAS STEINER 2 145 521 NO
JOSEPH TEICHMAN 4 167 506 YES
ARI FRIEDMAN 12 62 514 YES
STEVEN E BREITMAN 1 72 514 NO
JOSEPH COOK 1 24 484 NO
ROBERT RAPHAEL 5 134 446 NO
JACOB GOLD 4 28 465 YES
JASON M GREEN 5 107 472 YES
NASIR SASOUNESS 4 60 473 NO
ROBERT KASZOVITZ 2 110 453 YES
RON NAHUM 6 58 447 YES
KAMRAN HAKIM 4 56 453 NO
ROBERT VILLATTA 5 148 425 NO
ROBERT KAYDANIAN 8 79 435 NO
RONALD J SWARTZ 4 120 442 YES
CHERYL IGHODARO 12 77 435 NO
KOBI ZAMIR 4 165 400 NO
BASHKIM CELAJ 3 134 429 NO
JAY DEUTCHMAN 2 22 418 YES
MORDECHAI G PILLER 6 106 409 YES
JOHN K ZI 3 42 399 NO
SARUHAN CAPIN 5 41 410 NO
JAIR GUTIERREZ 8 64 393 NO
ZALMEN WAGSCHAL 9 64 385 YES
MOSHE MEHLMAN 2 34 411 YES
IRIS NIEVES 1 92 406 NO
CHAIM GOLDBERGER 6 41 399 YES
ELAINE M GORLECHEN 7 64 401 NO
MALINA NEALIS 5 45 393 NO
DAVID GREEN 4 107 385 YES
HENRY CAMUSO 6 64 393 NO
DAVID SIEGEL 3 183 382 YES
BARRY HERS 3 144 372 NO
JOSEPH JEMAL 6 57 388 NO
MICHAEL KHODADADIAN 7 34 383 NO
ROBERT FARHADIAN 6 76 380 NO
ZAHAVA KADOSH 2 99 382 YES
RICHARD LAGANA 5 74 346 NO
FELICIA COLON 11 62 373 NO
LAURENCE GLUCK 2 137 361 YES
JOEL ROLNITZKY 3 11 368 YES
BITA SASSOUNI 7 79 360 NO
HILLEL WEINBERGER 7 71 351 YES
STEVEN KATZ 6 43 365 YES
CHARLES ALPERT 2 79 359 NO
ROBERT D GOJCAJ 2 105 361 NO
JEAN SAINT-CYR 3 100 360 NO
DAVID SUTTON 1 49 342 NO
ABE PETERS 3 76 353 NO
ALFRED SAYEGH 3 105 344 NO
RICH LAUBSCH 1 37 346 NO
JASON KORN 3 104 349 YES
AMANDA REYES 4 61 338 NO
MENDEL GOLD 7 47 300 YES
EPHRAIM LANDAU 2 101 335 YES
JOSEPH EMILE 3 67 336 NO
DAVID BOWEN 8 53 333 NO
KHALIL SIKANDER 3 61 331 NO
GERALD K ZIERING 2 83 328 NO

We can summarize this information as follows:

46 of the 97 (47.4 percent) individuals on the list are Jewish.

This is 5.3 times the demographic representation of Jews in New York City, which is 9 percent. (4)

Of the 571 Buildings owned by the individuals on the list, landlords who are Jewish own 318 buildings, or 55.7 percent. This is 17 percent more than the non-Jewish landlords weighted by representation on the list.

Of the 10,705 residential units owned by those on the list, the Jews own 5,482 units, which amounts to 51.2 percent. This is 8 percent more than the non-Jews weighted by representation on the list.

Of the 50,958 Building Code Violations accrued, Jewish landlords are responsible for 25,593 (50.2 percent), which is 6 percent more than those caused by non-Jews weighted by representation on the list.

If we compare the other data to the number of Building Code Violations we get the following mean averages.

Average Number of Building Code Violations by Landlord:

Jewish: 551.4

Non-Jewish: 497.4

Conclusion: Jewish landlords have on average 11 percent more building code violations than non-Jewish Landlords

Average Number of Building Code Violations by Residential Unit:

Jewish: 4.9

Non-Jewish: 4.7

Conclusion: Residential units owned by Jewish landlords have on average 4 percent more building code violations than those owned by non-Jewish landlords

Average Number of Building Code Violations by Building:

Jewish: 100.3

Non-Jewish: 80.5

Conclusion: Buildings owned by Jewish landlords have on average 25 percent more building code violations than those owned by non-Jewish landlords

Thus we can see that the available data supports Pierre-Lopez’s assertion about ‘greedy Jewish landlords,’ which incidentally has long been claimed anecdotally by residents of New York City (5). This demonstrates that if you rent from a Jewish landlord, you are more likely to have more building code violations in your building and your apartment than if you rent from a non-Jewish landlord.

References

(1) http://observer.com/2017/04/anti-semitic-thomas-lopez-pierre-jewish-landlords-mark-levine-domestic-abuse/; http://nypost.com/2017/04/26/anti-semitic-politician-tricks-critics-into-raising-money-for-him/; http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NYC-council-candidates-platform-Stop-greedy-Jewish-landlords-489187; http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.786370; http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/ny/ny-city-council-candidate-slams-greedy-jewish-landlords-donald-trump/2017/04/26/
(2) http://www.villagevoice.com/2014/10/08/the-five-worst-landlords-in-new-york-2014/
(3) http://advocate.nyc.gov/landlord-watchlist/worst-landlords
(4) The Association of Religion Data Archives | Maps and Reports | Select County Report
(5) Stephen Isaacs, 1974, ‘Jews and American Politics’, 1st Edition, Doubleday: New York, p. 70

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This is my favorite article. Just a complete, mathematical breakdown of how shitty Jewish landlords are. It’s a fucking laugh riot.