Dozens of tenants sue landlord of Flatbush, Brooklyn building

– Flatbush resident Natalia Marquez experienced a cockroach infestation in her bedroom due to a leak from an open pipe that rotted a hole in the floor.

– The Caton Avenue building where she resides has 284 open violations according to the NYC Housing Preservation and Development Department website.

– Natalia Marquez is one of 26 tenants who have filed a housing part action against the landlord to make the necessary repairs.

– The non-profit legal organization Take Root Justice is representing the tenants in their lawsuit, seeking a court order for repairs.

– The issues reported by the tenants include leaks, mold, falling plaster, lead paint, and various other repair needs in their apartments.

– Veronica Campbell, another tenant in the building, experienced a ceiling collapse in her bathroom and mold due to leaking from the holes in the ceiling.

– The super of the building claimed that all repairs had been made, while the landlord's lawyer declined to comment on the ongoing litigation.