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Mysterious boro landlord racks up 6,998 violations

Nicholas Haros, an apartment house owner who tenants say is reluctant to fix gaping holes in ceilings and leaking plumbing, has been repeatedly fined over the years and forced to shell out even more for repairs the city had to make to his buildings, city officials said.Yet Haros, who owns 47 rental buildings across Queens from Sunnyside and Woodside to Jackson Heights and Flushing, continued to receive property tax reductions.But last month the city Department of Finance took the step of revoking $18,941 in tax breaks for Haros, who remains a mystery to his tenants and the Queens business community.

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