Chinatown tenants forced to evacuate unstable building dig through dumpster for their belongings after workers threw them out

CHINATOWN, Manhattan — Dozens of tenants made homeless by a forced evacuation were horrified to discover a dumpster full of their belongings in front of their Chinatown home on Wednesday.

They left on Jan. 18 because of a problem with the main stairwell and the city initially gave landlord Joseph Betesh a two week deadline to fix the problem. Betesh said it couldn’t be fixed by then and asked the city for more time.  Tenants have been waiting to return to their homes since.

Many are...

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