Friday, April 22, 2011
Feds target Flatbush Gardens
Deplorable working conditions in Flatbush Gardens are now being targeted by the federal government.
The massive Foster Ave. housing complex is made up of 59 buildings and is home to 10,000 residents. After years of complaints from workers, the U.S Labor Department has finally stepped in, and Tuesday the agency issued 20 violations and 51,000 dollars worth of fines to the building management, Renaissance Equity Holdings.
"We complained and said that we need protection," said one maintenance worker.
The deplorable conditions reportedly include several 'serious violations', which, according to the Department of Labor, occur when there is substantial probability of death or serious physical injury that could result from the hazardous conditions.