This month's City Limits magazine reports on a Bronx real estate operator linked to dozens of troubled buildings. It's not just a story about one landlord; it's an examination of the system New York has for reining in rogue landlords, and it asks whether the protections for tenants are robust enough.

Paul Parker lost a son in a 2002 fire at a Bronx building linked to the real estate operator. Below, he talks about the tragedy and his life since.