Arthur, Alex, Ian,
Although you have received a “permit” from the Historic District to replace the windows at 143 West 69th Street and 2020 Broadway (and have replaced windows in some of your other properties) – you still have the responsibility of hiring properly trained and accredited asbestos professionals.
None of the men you employ to either replace the windows or do any other work on the premises are properly trained or certified.
The risks from asbestos, as you well know, occur when it is damaged or disturbed where asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled.
You have demonstrated a lack of concern for the health and well being of your tenants, for the health and well being of your workers, and have misled the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Until you can remedy the situation by having trained professionals complete the replacement of windows you are to CEASE AND DESIST all operations.
I have reported you to all relevant agencies. Furthermore I have created a Tenant’s Association, of which I am President. Please be advised: You have repeatedly breached the Warrant of Habitability and we will pursue any and all legal remedies according to the law.
As per the breaching of the Warranty of Habitability laws, I intend to inform all tenants to stop paying rent immediately.
143 West 69th Street Tenants Association