How to Respond to Unsafe Living Conditions

On New Year’s Eve, tragedy struck in Manhattan when 25-year-old Stephen Hewett-Brown was crushed to death in an elevator in 131 Broome Street, one of three residential towers co-owned by the Archdiocese of New York’s Catholic Charities and the city … Continue reading


Engineer Charged with Failing to Assess Manhattan Building Where Toddler Died

Building codes exist to protect people from being injured or becoming ill in their homes, workplaces, and other places they frequent. New building codes are created and old codes are updated fairly frequently in the United States as new concerns … Continue reading


New York City Housing Authority Failing to Provide Adequate Repairs

Air conditioner repairs averaging 200-day wait times; smoke detector repairs on hold for 236 days; broken fire sprinkler-repair wait times in excess of 224 days. Such is the unacceptable standard of living in New York City Housing Authority-owned “affordable” housing … Continue reading