City’s temporary housing is rife with violations

Residents faces lead paint, collapsed ceilings and roach infestations

New York /
Feb.February 01, 2015 02:00 PM

Thousands of New Yorkers are now living in poorly kept “cluster units” as the city’s homeless population tops 59,000.

For instance, 594 Park Place in Brooklyn has 20 units and 37 open-code violations, including lead paint and nonworking smoke detectors, according to the New York Daily News. Another temporary housing project at 19 West Mosholu Parkway North in the Bronx has 50 units and 63 open-code violations, including lead paint and collapsed ceilings.

Yet another building at 1016 E. 174th Street in the Bronx with 35 units, has 100 open-code violations, including roaches, water leaks and lead paint.

“I’ve developed depression. I got high blood pressure. I cry a lot. I sleep a lot. I just hate being here. It’s just crazy,” Carol Byrd, 50, who was placed in a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx with her husband and three children, told the Daily News. “It doesn’t matter where. I just want to get out of here.”[NYDN]Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
A rendering of 165 Broome Street (Credit: Handel Architects)
Nonprofit plans affordable housing development near Essex Crossing
Nonprofit plans affordable housing development near Essex Crossing
All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag
All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag
All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag
60 Norfolk Street with Gotham Organization Chairman Joel Picket and CEO David Picket (Gotham/Dattner Architects)
Gotham Org lands more loans for Lower East Side development
Gotham Org lands more loans for Lower East Side development
(NYC Housing Authority, Google Maps, iStock)
Navillus seeks bankruptcy protection from NYCHA lawsuit
Navillus seeks bankruptcy protection from NYCHA lawsuit
Madison Realty principal Josh Zegen, Raphael Toledano with the properties at 325-329 East 12th Street and 223-235 East 5th Street (Madison Realty, Google Maps, Toledano by Michael McWeeney)
Madison Realty Capital closes on Toledano’s bankrupt East Village portfolio
Madison Realty Capital closes on Toledano’s bankrupt East Village portfolio
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)
City expands free legal services for tenants, fearing eviction rush
City expands free legal services for tenants, fearing eviction rush
626 Lafayette Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant and 23-14 96th Street in East Elmhurst (Google Maps)
Two landlords hit with big fines for SROs, resi additions
Two landlords hit with big fines for SROs, resi additions
(iStock)
Landlords seek up to 5% rent hike on stabilized apartments
Landlords seek up to 5% rent hike on stabilized apartments
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...