Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Squalid conditions at Jamaica building

From the Times Ledger:

Hundreds of residential tenants in two Jamaica buildings have been suffering through wretched conditions for years, and now they and elected officials are trying to find out who exactly has been letting the problems fall through the cracks.

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and state Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) toured several rooms inside the apartment building at 109-15 and 109-25 Merrick Blvd., last Thursday morning after several apartment dwellers sent them complaints about their living conditions.

Both leaders were in shock as they walked through floors that were broken up, saw walls covered with mold, peeling paint and holes and gazed at ceilings that caved in during last week’s rainstorms.

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