New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Maggie Hickey

PIX11 ‘It’s not fiction, it’s a horror story’: LES residents living in tiny apartment halfway between floors by Maggie Hickey

‘It’s not fiction, it’s a horror story’: LES residents living in tiny apartment halfway between floors

“I’m concerned for the safety of the tenants, mostly an immigrant population, Ben Kallos, a NYC Council Member, told PIX11 News. “Part of me thinks this is like the movie 'Being John Malkovich,' back in the 1990s. Then there was this idea of creating a floor in between. But that was fiction and this is a horror story,” he added.

The Buildings Department issued a vacate order for apartment 601 and the apartment right above, 701. You can even see from the outside of the building the many air conditioners and boarded up windows in the two apartments.