Tuesday, May 02, 2006

when in doubt, blame the squatters

Yeah, right: the lawyer for a landlord of a warehouse complex in Brooklyn implies that squatters might have caused the city's biggest fire in a decade, Newsday reports. The fire, just a few blocks from my home, essentially destroyed the seven-building complex, which was rezoned a few months back to allow fancy residential towers.

Meanwhile, the Mayor says the spread and pattern of the fire suggests that an accelerant might have been used.

What's a little arson among friends?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oi RN,
Good to be back reading your blog after a long absence while traveling.

Certainly you`ve read the May 14 NYTimes article (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/nyregion/14water.html) about this notorious landlord, and other stories showing Mr. Guttman had a history of arson at his properties, providing keys to homeless crackheads, and other less than reputable tactics for evicitng tenants. Unbeleivable at times.