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NY1 --East Harlem Explosion, Six Months Later: City Helps Victim Find New Home
September 8, 2014
Six months ago this week, two buildings exploded in the East Harlem, killing 8, injuring many and leaving dozens homeless. All this week, we'll be looking at how the community is recovering. NY1's Jon Weinstein sat down with one victim who is just now finding a new home.
Carlos Carabajo's lived at 1646 Park Avenue for more than two decades and on March 12, it was gone in an instant.
"When you live in a place for such a long time, you know every corner of your apartment," Carabajo says.
He lost everything, including all the tools he used for his job as a contractor. Carabajo sends money to support his wife and two children in Ecuador, his native country.