Year After Evacuation, Brooklyn Tenants Still Aren’t Back Home

The Times has an update on the saga of 172 North 8th Street, whose residents were evacuated last June by DOB, let back in, and then evacuated again.

Among other things, the tenants and the landlord are now fighting over who did the most recent work in the cellar that led to the latest vacate order. The tenants say the landlord was trying to excavate the basement to create retail space. The landlord suggests the tenants are culpable. The landlord’s lawyer says “eh, maybe it just happened”.