update in east harlem explosion

New details have emerged about the explosion in East Harlem. Officials are claiming that the explosion was due to a natural gas leak, contrary to earlier reports that it may have been caused by Con Edison. There was a concentration of natural gas up to 20% in the area, based on a study from the National Transportation Safety Board. Dozens of residents have been displaced because of the tragedy. 34 empty apartments on the East Side has been donated to house the victims for three months, until permanent homes are found. To see news coverage of East Harlem’s displaced victims and learn about the help they are receiving, click below.

Scarlet Santana

God bless East Harlem!