City Tells Bushwick Families To Leave Homes Deemed Dangerous And Unsafe

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A pair of signs posted on apartment doors sitting across from each other in a Brooklyn tenement offer a foreboding message.

The signs read ‘Vacant Do Not Enter’ and were posted after the city deemed the bathrooms and the kitchens in the two Linden Street apartments dangerous and unsafe, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.

On Tuesday, CBS 2 reported on the deplorable conditions in which two Bushwick families were living.

Noelia Calero showed CBS 2’s cameras the apartment that she has lived in for years. Calero said that eight months ago her landlord gutted her apartment and neighbor Michelle Crespo’s with sledgehammers and saws as part of an apparent plan to renovate the unit.

“This is inhumane,” Crespo said, “I have a family.”

The tenants have taken landlord Joel Israel to court but repairs have not been made.

The city agency for Housing Preservation and Development issued…

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