Tarrats found out that a halfway house was set up shop in the townhouse next door after his previous neighbor was foreclosed upon. He says there are upwards of 20 people living in this small two-family home, and they are not quiet neighbors.
It's not just annoying, but illegal. The building's certificate of occupancy defines the building as a two-family home. There are also safety concerns.
NY1 called the Fire Department and when officials visited the illegal shelter they found enough bunk beds for 30 people and no sprinkler system. They ordered the building to be vacated and the Department of Buildings issued a violation for improper use of the two-family home.