Bronx community holds rally on 1-month anniversary of fatal Twin Parks fire

Today marks one month since the devastating Twin Parks fire in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Feb 9, 2022, 11:31 AM

Updated 833 days ago

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Today marks one month since the devastating Twin Parks fire in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx. The community is pushing for change so that fires like it don't happen again.
It's an anniversary commemoration this community wishes they didn't have to honor. A month has passed since the fire at the Twin Parks apartment building, and the memorial for the 17 victims that lost their lives in the fire still stands.
Community leaders are rallying for changes. A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the victim's families toward accusing the landlord of negligence.
Sen. Chuck Schumer also introduced four-point plan to prevent fires like Twin Parks.
A rally was held Wednesday to honor the victims and demand accountability from city officials and the landlord. The community members holding the rally say the landlord ignored numerous maintenance complaints.
The community is demanding that there be emergency citywide inspection of all buildings with outstanding heat complaints. They’re also calling for criminal prosecution of the landlord of the Twin Parks apartments, and all landlords who consistently fail to provide heat.
Another demand is the city reinstates the moratorium on evictions. They say to throw people out in the streets in the cold and during a pandemic is a death sentence.


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