A greedy Harlem landlord put a family at risk of serious injury or death while starting to demolish a building while they were still living there. Ephraim Vashovsky tried to evict all tenants to pull the building out of rent stabilization. He almost succeeded but a large family of undocumented Mexicans who had nowhere else to go decided to stay despite the fact that the landlord was gutting the building (see Google map picture on the left ).
The heartless landlord deprived the family of water, electricity and heat and put the family at risk of dangerous accidents. He is now in custody and charged with various crimes ranging from endangering the welfare of a child and grand larceny to coercion and conspiracy Read more in the NY Daily News