Attorney discusses difficulties tenants could face following Bushwick fire

The fire remains under investigation according to FDNY.

Katelynn Ulrich

May 7, 2024, 10:12 PM

Updated 17 days ago

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As News 12 has reported, the building owner was cited for non-permitted work.
News 12 returned to the site of a massive fire on Bushwick Avenue last week.
The tenants at 1385 Bushwick Ave. told News 12 they are trying to figure out what to do next as they cleared out their belongings.
Attorney Richard M. Kenny, the owner of the law offices of Richard M. Kenny, says recovering after an apartment fire is difficult for tenants.
According to Kenny, the quickest way to be reimbursed for damage is through insurance - if you have insurance. Kenny says even that can take months.
The only way a landlord will pay you out is if they've done something wrong, according to Kenny, and a payout only comes if you take them to court and win.
"At least a dozen this year where people have been sadly victimized of no fault of their own, in terms of how the fire originated or started, being displaced and forced to rely on Red Cross to put them in a hotel for a short period of time or going back to their parents' house," said Kenny.
The fire remains under investigation according to FDNY.


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