Gillibrand and Torres unveil safety proposals in wake of Fordham Heights fire


In response to one of the deadliest fires in NYC history, lawmakers at the federal level recently unveiled measures that they hope will prevent future tragedies.

On Jan. 17, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and officials from the Bronx Fire Safety Task Force — convened in the wake of the devastating Jan. 9 Twin Parks North West fire that killed 17, including eight children — visited the site of the Twin Parks North West fire where they announced their intent to spearhead new federal legislation to hold federally funded or regulated multi-family housing developments accountable for heating violations.