Two employees of the NYC Buildings Department were handing out fliers at the 46th Subway stop yesterday, trying to alert residents to the dangers of illegal apartments.
The initiative, which comes about 10 days after three men were killed in a fire in an illegal apartment in Woodside, is being rolled out throughout the five boroughs over the next four weeks, according to one of the Buildings Dept employees. The leaflet was in both English and Spanish.
The flier warns residents that if they live in an attic or a cellar they might be living in an illegal apartment. It also warns against dwelling units that have just one way to get in and out.