Department of Buildings investigating illegal apartments across NYC

The New York Department of Buildings says that five of the six properties, where New Yorkers died during the floods caused by Ida, were illegally converted cellar and basement apartments.

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2021, 2:19 AM

Updated 963 days ago

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The New York Department of Buildings says that five of the six properties, where New Yorkers died during the floods caused by Ida, were illegally converted cellar and basement apartments. 
This includes 491 Ridgewood Ave. in Brooklyn.
The DOB says it is conducting inspections at thousands of properties citywide and says it will do everything it can to keep New Yorkers safe.


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