Worst Bathroom in New York

December 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

There’s a very descriptive article about the worst bathroom in New York City at http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/08/the-worst-bathroom-in-new-york/

Justin said that a pipe had burst last January, gushing enough scalding water to turn the bathroom into a mold-filled, 24-hour steam room. Water damage had wrecked the floors. They were so rotted that you could dip your arm up to your elbow into the floorboard below the toilet. Meanwhile, huge chunks of the ceiling were missing, and you could see into the rafters above. I thought about Justin getting ready for school in the mornings. How did he take a shower?

It’s a sad reminder that without vigorous code enforcement, buildings deteriorate and people suffer.  To think that a family would be better off in a shelter than in one of these buildings is tragic.  Housing inspectors who make life better for people who are tenants should be proud of the work they do.

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