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A year after the Twin Parks fire in the Bronx, Maria and Julio are joined by Amir Khafagy, a journalist and Report for America corps member with Documented, to discuss the systemic issues exposed by this tragedy, such as the ongoing housing crisis. They also talk about what the victims and families are still owed one year later, and get into the intersections between labor issues and immigration policy within immigrant communities.
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Amir Khafagy writes about what the victims of the Twin Parks fire are still owed one year later, in this article for Documented.
“For more than 50 years, the Twin Parks North West high-rise defined the Fordham Heights skyline. But now, on the first anniversary of New York City’s deadliest fire since 1990, the building is also the neighborhood’s tallest tombstone, standing 19 stories high,” write Camille Botello, Aliya Schneider, and Robbie Sequeira in this article for Bronx Times.
Ngozi Cole talks to some of the residents of the Twin Parks building and exposes a pattern of negligence, in this article for Shelterforce.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura