DOB inspectors should go to more houses, because lots of people are renting out the basement and it's illegal!!!!
20 adults and 8 kids 😳😳😳
NINE families !!???
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.
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?
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.
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
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
10 families is that EVEN legal no wonder there was a fire probably using a heater
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.
For those that are doing this the insurance company will not pay the claim unless your policy is written as single room occupancy
How many Go Fund Mes are there for this fire? I saw 1 and someone told there is another one.
What about all the people who Rent out there Basements illegally a major problem with parking occurs when that is done
I know rents are high but this is not right. Way too many people
I heard there were 9 families living between the two houses
I wonder if the owners lived in these houses.
Lucky no one was killed. A wake up call for too many people living in a house.
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