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End of Matzogate: 475 Kent Residents Can Return

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Back when residents of 475 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg were forced to flea the building because of massive fire code violations and an illegal matzo factory in the basement, it was one of the coldest nights in January. Since then, residents have been working to help bring the building up to code, including replacing the sprinkler system. As of 4PM, per one of the people that originally spread word of the problem: "The FDNY's vacate order of my old building is officially lifted three months and 10 days after it was ordered. Though I won't be joining my neighbors in returning to my old apartment, I am beyond happy for them. It's been quite an experience."
· 475 Kent Ave Update [The Albany Project]
· The Fight for 475 Kent Goes On [Curbed]