From the Daily News:
Dozens of Sunset Park tenants fear they are living in a fire trap that could go up in flames at anytime.
Hazardous electrical wiring and faulty fuse boxes requiring the constant use of a portable fan to keep from overheating forced tenants at the three 46th Street buildings to start a rent strike last year.
“I’m living in a nightmare,” said Sara Lopez, 64, who lives at 553 46th St. Lopez said power in her apartment goes off every 15 minutes and that she saw sparks shooting out of the fuse box last week. “This building is about to catch fire.”
The buildings’ landlord, Orazio Petito of Peto Management was ranked on Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's list of the City’s worst landlords in Brooklyn.
The conditions in the three buildings has also led to 484 city housing code violations including exposed electrical wiring, no smoke alarms, lead paint, water damage, mold, bed bugs, roaches and mice.
Tenants say their major concern is their fire-prone homes.