_Explosion In East Harlem

The devastating explosion in East Harlem, left 28 families with 110 people, forced out of their homes and into temporary housing. Read more on the story after the jump!


Ibrahim Ocasio, 23, and is mother Lucy Reyes, 57, took a visit to the NYC Resident Service Center which helps displaced residents find a place to stay. They decided not to take the temporary home offered by the city. Reyes says, “It was like a studio apartment in a shelter building”, she says. 18-year-old, Caesar Mendoza, whose parents and three siblings are living in their new home, says, “It’s better than being in the shelter”. The family signed up for housing and within a few hours they received a three bedroom apartment that is blocks away from their old home.

Glad the city is helping people get back on their feet.

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