The watchlist is designed to hold the city’s worst landlords accountable and to empower tenants and advocates. This year’s data include monthly updates of open violations to highlight a building’s status at 12 points throughout the year.

The Worst Landlords Watchlist was started by then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in 2010 and is an information-sharing tool intended to allow residents, advocates, public officials and other concerned individuals to identify which buildings and property owners are in constant violation of the law and hold those landlords accountable.

Letitia James, African American Civil Rights, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).

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