https://nypost.com/2018/02/10/brooklyn-yeshiva-fined-22-5k-for-operating-in-unsafe-building/ Brooklyn yeshiva fined $22.5K for operating in ‘unsafe’ building By Melissa Klein February 10, 2018 | 10:35pm | Updated February 10, 2018 | 10:38pm A Brooklyn yeshiva agreed to pay the city $22,500 for continuing to hold religious services in its shuttered building, which had been deemed unsafe. The Department of Buildings slapped a criminal summons on Rabbi Abraham Low, the director of Yeshiva Kollel Tifereth Elizer, who pleaded guilty in December and accepted the fine, according to the DOB. After a fire broke out at a yeshiva construction site in August 2015, DOB inspectors found the building had no certificate of occupancy and was illegally occupied as a house of worship. It also lacked an automatic sprinkler system and fire-stopping material. The DOB issued an order to vacate the property and then gave out subsequent violations when the order wasn’t followed. The building was illegally used as a house of worship on numerous occasions, according to the agency.