CITY OF NEWBURGH — A dilapidated, three-story, two-family row house at 230 City Terrace, accentuated by bright purple trim and a trailer full of discarded furniture, garbage and torn-up carpet in the front yard, is for sale.

Leslie Gonzalez, 20, has lived next door in an adjoining unit with her parents and three siblings for 10 years.

At night, pests and animals are drawn to the rubbish pile, Gonzalez said. She has tried to call the property owner, T&J Estate Properties LLC, to ask if it could be moved, but nobody answered the phone number she was given.

"There was a guy who would come and cut the grass and keep it clean while people were living here," Gonzalez said. "As soon as the people left, he took everything out and just left it there."

A single mother and her five children were displaced from the home in March after the City of Newburgh inspected and condemned the property because of serious code issues, including multiple gas leaks and rotted floors from water leaks, said Code Supervisor Bill Horton. Code violations there date back to April 2017.

T&J Estate Properties, whose address on county property records is listed as a PO Box in Westchester County, also owns 16 Liberty St. and 46 Henry Ave.

State Sen. James Skoufis (D-Cornwall) stood outside the City Terrace home during a press conference Monday about a new law that seeks to unmask so-called anonymous LLC slumlords.

"The city’s attorney had multiple non-appearances by the owner in court trying to try to hold this LLC accountable," Skoufis said. "And the city has shared that there is really no meaningful way of knowing who the people are behind this LLC, or who owns the home we’re standing in front of."

Limited liability companies now have to disclose who is associated with the company when selling or buying one-to-four family residential properties. The information has to be filed as a supplemental tax document with the state Department of Tax and Finance when an LLC transfers real estate property.

The bill, carried in the Senate by Skoufis and through the Assembly by Ken Zebrowski, was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday.

lbellamy@th-record.com