LANDLORD OF 'THREE-QUARTER' HOMES FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES
AUG. 10, 2015 | Photographer, Ruth Fremson for The New York Times

PROSECUTORS HAVE FILED CRIMINAL CHARGES against a notorious landlord of cramped flophouses in Brooklyn, taking what housing advocates described as unusually forceful action against an operator of so-called three-quarter homes.

The landlord, Yury Baumblit, was the subject of an investigation in The New York Times on three-quarter housing — seen as somewhere between regulated halfway houses and actual homes — in May. read more