Excerpt from Gothamist report:
A Harlem summer camp held in a NYCHA community center has been suspended due to stomach-churning conditions: Rotting rat corpses falling from the moldering drop ceiling, random showers of maggots, and cockroaches everywhere, according to NBC New York’s investigative team.
“When we walked in on Monday, I was like, ‘Oh my God, it just smells really bad in here,’” center director Ashia Broussard told NBC. “And then I started to feel nauseous, and then I just started throwing up.”
Broussard added that none of the air conditioners were functional. “It’s just constantly issue after issue,” she continued, adding that NYCHA—which oversees the Jackie Robinson Houses, where the non-profit SCAN New York runs a day camp—keeps giving her “the runaround” when she requests repairs…