Housing Court Cases Will Be Postponed Due To A Case Of Bed Bugs
Monday, January 16, 2012
City housing officials got so antsy over a bedbug invasion that
they shipped off 5,000 boxes of files for fumigation, forcing
Housing Court cases to be postponed.
The bloodsuckers turned up at the Department of Housing
Preservation and development around Nov. 15, leading to the
evacuation of the entire third floor, which contains the
tax-incentives divisions and parts of the housing-litigation and IT
Officials said that even though the critters were spotted only
in isolated areas, a top-to-bottom cleaning was ordered, meaning
everything on the floor had to be temporarily relocated.
Boxes of documents were sent to a facility in Rockland County
for treatment, which created operational headaches. Some paper
files weren't backed up on computers, and so they couldn't be