Hurricane Ida

Residents of Flooded Orchard Street Tenement Allege Landlord Mum on Safety Inspections

Last modified September 10, 2021 at 4:53 pm

Residents in a flood-damaged Lower East Side tenement allege that the landlord has been unresponsive to cleanup and assessment. During Tropical Storm Ida last week, a torrent of rainwater cascaded through the bones of 96 Orchard Street. Dramatic video posted to Twitter shows waterfalls in the hallways and even a ceiling collapse. Tenants claim that […]

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Tropical Storm Ida Floods the Lower East Side

Posted September 2, 2021 at 5:04 am

Last night, nearly ten years to the day that Hurricane Irene pillaged the city, its cousin Ida did just the same. Record flooding. The tropical storm kicked up flood warnings and tornado watches right in the proverbial backyard. Reports indicate that the city took on over four inches of rainfall during the historic overnight storm. […]

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