East Harlem tenants forced out of two buildings

April 3, 2012 7:38:34 PM PDT
Dozens of families at two East Harlem buildings were forced out of their homes because their apartments aren't safe.

The tenants of 246 and 248 East 120th Street only had hours to pack up their things on Tuesday.

The Buildings Department deemed the two buildings unsafe due to fire code violations and structural damage.

For some residents it's déjà vu all over again. They say they got kicked out four years ago for the same problems.

The two buildings, owned by the same landlord, house about 40 units.

The Red Cross is offering shelter to displace tenants.

It's not clear when the residents will be allowed back in.

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