Adams wants tougher safety restrictions on landlords after deadly Bronx fire

Mayor Eric Adams is looking to increase regulations on landlords in the aftermath of a Bronx fire that killed 17 in January.

Adams is calling on the City Council to increase fines for property owners who lie about correcting violations and is also floating a bill that would require sprinklers be installed in residential buildings that don’t already have them.

Elected officials including state Sens. Brad Hoylman and Leroy Comrie and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson lauded the proposals. They come after the fire at 333 East 181st St., a 19-story building with a history of fire-safety violations from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, involving problems with

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