Attorneys on behalf of residents at Jacob Riis Houses announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against the city due to ongoing water concerns.
Stephanie and her mother Emperatriz Ramirez waited outside 465 East 10th St., joining dozens of tenants who arrived to show their support for the lawsuit. The elder Rodriguez sat on a bench hand clasped to her face with Stephanie desperately attempting to comfort her.
“My mother’s not feeling well, this is making her anxious,” Stephanie told amNewYork Metro.
Turmoil over drinking water at the public housing project reached a new level on Sept. 12 when attorney Sanford Rubenstein, representing some 35 Riis Houses tenants, joined civil rights activist Rev. Kevin McCall to announce the first lawsuit in the episode.