I'm shocked there's not a thread about him on here somewhere - he's a slumlord. He was even featured in the most recent article about Crown Heights/Gentrification.
Thanks, whynot, for pointing out he owns the space. Given that he allows mice, roaches and bedbugs to populate the apartments he owns, I shudder to think what his cleanliness standards would be for something non-residential. No way would I ever purchase food from such a place. His vermin friendly stance forced us to break our lease with him 2 years ago.
He is, indeed, a slumlord. My apartment was full of roaches as long as my fingers, TONS of mice, no heat, no running water...pigeons in the bathroom! It was disgusting. I loved my first NYC apartment for the reasons everyone loves their first living-on-their-own NYC apartment, but it was a hell hole. And complaints did nothing. Calling in inspectors did nothing. 311 did nothing.
I once paid my rent through his bullet proof glass standing in 2 inches of standing water that had leaked through his own office's ceiling. So at least he worked in a place as shitty as I lived.