A Brooklyn landlord who officials say is deliberately trashing apartments to drive out rent-regulated tenants was hit with a subpoena Wednesday by the Cuomo administration.
The state Tenant Protection Unit served the subpoena on JBI Management, whose principals Joel and Aaron Israel own 10 buildings in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Tenants complained to the unit that workers entered their apartments to do repairs — only to use sledgehammers to destroy kitchens and bathrooms.
The Caleros, who have lived at 98 Linden St. in Bushwick for 23 years, say they’re one of those families.
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