First time offenders could be hit with a $1,000 fine. Fines for repeat offenders could reach a whopping $10,000, CBS New York reported.
Officials said unkempt property lowers home values and can create a health and public safety hazard.
Not everybody is on board with the law.
A resident named Joseph said he thinks there has to be a better, more neighborly way.
"I think this is a type of place, I live here because people help each other out, not because they report each other," he said. "If it's an elderly couple that's having problems maintaining their property, I think we should help them out. I don't think we should fine them $1,000."
That would be the unkindest cut of all.