Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tenants forced to use fire escape to enter building
Tenants of an Upper West Side five-story walk-up were briefly forced to use the fire escape to access their apartments after their landlord told them about plans to renovate the building’s only staircase.
The Department of Buildings has since issued a stop work order on the West 83rd Street building after the tenants, some of whom are elderly, had an emergency meeting with Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal.
The situation was even worse for some tenants. They don't have access to the fire escape from their apartment.