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New York City sues owner of Upper West Side building where sidewalk shed has stood for 16 years

NYC sues landlord, alleging hundreds of violations 00:24

NEW YORK -- New York City is suing the owner of an Upper West Side building where a sidewalk shed has been in front for 16 years.

Jacob Weinreb, the principal of Weinreb Management, is accused of failing to correct hazardous defects on the façade of the West 86th Street building and 10 others.

Tenants told CBS2 last summer that despite the shed and the addition of scaffolding, no work had been done.

The city says Weinreb has accumulated hundreds of violations, including fire violations, and that the buildings pose an imminent threat.

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