Tag: tenant-rally

Seven months after Bushwick fire, tenants tally to oust ‘negligent’ landlord, get back home

Mar. 23, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith

On August 12, 2022, Mercedes Toribio woke up early to feed her elderly mother and was hit by the smell of smoke in her Bushwick apartment. She immediately got her mother out of bed and onto the street and called 911. She then frantically alerted her neighbors to get them out of the building, she said.