Three landlords slapped with six-figure fines for carving up buildings

Three landlords trying to pack people into residences like sardines were hit with big fines by New York City’s Department of Buildings, the agency announced Wednesday. The fines, each exceeding $100,000, were part of nearly $2 million in penalties handed down for illegal building and construction in February. Controversial landlord Ved Parkash was fined $105,000 for illegally creating three new housing units and for “adding single-room occupancies in various apartments.” SRO units typically lack a