Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A vacate 6 years in the making

From DNA Info:

The city removed more than two-dozen people from apartments inside a home that's been cited for illegal subdivisions dating back to 2000 — an address authorities ordered to be shuttered six years ago by the Department of Buildings, officials said.

There were 27 residents from eight families — including 13 children — living inside the two-story stucco home at 33-34 103rd St. when the building was evacuated on Sept. 26 by officials from the FDNY, the DOB and the Department of Education, according to officials.

The Red Cross provided temporary shelter for the families, and P.S. 92 was also opened as a temporary shelter site, according to Red Cross and DOE officials.

A spokesman for the Department of Buildings said it was illegal for anyone to be living in the building after Feb. 25, 2009, when inspectors ordered it vacated upon finding evidence of "illegal conversion" — which can mean adding additional walls, bathrooms or other subdivisions that violate the legal occupancy rates.

The apartments were ordered vacated as they lacked a second exit and sprinklers, DOB records show.

The house has been cited 11 times since 2000 for illegal subdivisions, including turning the basement from a storage area to an apartment, adding an additional bathroom to create a third apartment on the first floor and for carving out more than four additional apartments at the house, records show.

Owners Lizz Mendoza and Ana Mena have paid a total of $35,000 in fines, according to DOB records. However, they yet were able to continue renting the place out, and in fact still had an "For Rent" sign on the building on Monday.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's much more to be found in that overcrowded " immigrant" community of Corona.

Anonymous said...

We need more people, don't forget immigrants are what made this country... into shit.

Unknown said...

Note the "lawn" on the house to the right, "Queens Concrete"

Anonymous said...

citations since 2009? Boy the DOB got right on that!

Richard Iritano said...

The LEGAL immigrants of yesteryear are the ones who built this country, Anonymous, whereas the new, exclusionary breed of illegal and undocumented set are the ones who continue to take from this country, by way of food stamps, housing, and too many other forms of welfare that are subsidized by the taxes of legally living and working people.

Hence, there is a big difference between the past immigrant populations who automatically assimilated and contributed, and whatever passes for any pretense of assimilation and loyalty to flag and country today!

Anonymous said...

With a Maxican flag in the window, Donald Trump could use this story as campaign fodder.

Joe Moretti said...

Pretty much that whole block is shit. Damn, Corona somewhat makes Jamaica look decent, well somewhat.

Anonymous said...

I knew it was illegal immigrants the minute I read the story. The Red Cross did an all out effort activating a shelter in their NYC headquarters. I wanted to know why the tenants were being vacated and no one at Red Cross would tell me why.

How come other Mexicans couldn't take them in? what happened to take care of your own? deport them all. back to Mexico

Anonymous said...

and of the 27 inhabitants, how many had their green card? and how many of them are now being deported???

Anonymous said...

The illegals are at it again!! Deport all of them!!

Anonymous said...

the only one willing and able to deport them is Trump

Anonymous said...

>How come other Mexicans couldn't take them in?

You mean all their neighbors who are also living 30 people to a building?

Anonymous said...

In a case like this, the Fire Department can go in and do an immediate vacate. Screw the DoB - they're greased by the real estate industry. FDNY doesn't want to lose any personnel responding to a fire in an illegally sub-divided building (happened in the past...)

Anonymous said...

Julissa Ferreiras represents this district locally and so does Jose Peralta up in Albany but what do they care. This neighborhood is cluttered with homes just like this. it's not PC to go after the homeowners since they are housing immigrants but let's face it, it is a serious fire hazard. HOMES LIKE THESE ARE A FIRETRAP !! DiBlasio administration, PLEASE WAKE THE *UCK UP !!