The 104th Precinct would like to make you aware of an incident that occurred yesterday, February 22, at approximately 4:26 am. Police responded to calls of a vehicle accident in the vicinity of 56 Drive & 61 Street, Maspeth. Upon arrival Officers observed a red Nissan with extensive damage along with a male motorist and an unconscious female passenger. FDNY personnel removed the female passenger who was pinned inside the vehicle and rendered medical aid. The passenger was removed to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. The motorist was placed under arrest for DWI and also removed to a local hospital. The vehicle accident was determined to have taken place in the confines of the 114 Precinct. This incident is being investigated by our Highway Collision Investigation Squad and is currently ongoing. As always please be sure to write or call the 104th Precinct Community Affairs with any questions or concerns.
Detective Michael Berish 104th Precinct - Community Affairs ... See MoreSee Less
Only 9 families living in 2, 2 family houses. I wonder if any of the families we’re receiving “Section 8 assistance” as I imagine NYC would then be somewhat liable for sanctioning this situation. I recall NYC encouraging converting basement areas into living spaces in order to house “deserving” homeless individuals and illegal immigrants.
DOB inspectors should go to more houses, because lots of people are renting out the basement and it's illegal!!!!
The fire yesterday in Maspeth happened in a two-family home and spread to the house next door. Twenty-eight people from 10 families were assisted by the Red Cross. Although lithium ion batteries were found, the cause of the fire has been determined to be electrical. Will update as more information is known. ... See MoreSee Less
Isn’t it a fire hazard to squeeze 28 people into two houses? How do you fit 10 families into two duplexes? Is that even legal?
Reading these post I see no clear info on the number of people involved I see the words "it is concievable, looks illegal,up to 30 people Not right way too many people etc You may all be correct but I'm wondering if the ethneticity of the families is clouding your posts. As i look at the names on the posts I must question if the names of the displaced sounded more like yours you would be more sympathetic. Seems like only one person (Verdi) did any real research to deter the renovations that might have led to this tragedy. One shortcoming of facebook is people get to rail at the moon and never back up their complaints with actions
These two houses have different owners. 55 has 2 owners and 53 one owner. All 3 have different last names. Each house is listed as two family. It is conceivable that 4 families consist of 30 people in total.
How exactly were ten families affected from two homes ??
28 people total ....were the surrounding homes involved ??
How is this legal? Two 1 family homes housing 10 families w 28
people??The rooms are divided making it a huge fire hazard. Electrical has to be over the limit.
Very sad but there’s rules against these things for reasons
I also just saw a go-fund me and it said for the almost 30 residents of the two specific houses. I can’t fathom how that many people were living in those houses. 😞. Thankfully no one was killed, this was a disaster waiting to happen.
10 families is that EVEN legal no wonder there was a fire probably using a heater
How many Go Fund Mes are there for this fire? I saw 1 and someone told there is another one.
For those that are doing this the insurance company will not pay the claim unless your policy is written as single room occupancy
I know rents are high but this is not right. Way too many people
Send the owners to jail!
I wonder if the owners lived in these houses.
I heard there were 9 families living between the two houses
What about all the people who Rent out there Basements illegally a major problem with parking occurs when that is done
Lucky no one was killed. A wake up call for too many people living in a house.
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