For residents of the Betty Shabazz Apartments in Brooklyn, a higher standard of living seemed on deck when a real estate company co-founded by former Mets first baseman Mo Vaughn acquired their 160-unit affordable housing complex in 2010.

But 11 years later, residents of the four buildings on Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant say that living conditions have slumped to an all-time low.

“These apartments are raggedy,” Villa Smith, who has lived there for more than four decades, told THE CITY. “I’ve been in these buildings since 1976,” she added. “This is the worst I’ve seen.”

Gabriel Sandoval/ THE CITY A sign on a door at the Betty Shabazz Apartments notes tenants’ complaints about vagrants disrespecting the property. For residents of the Betty Shabazz Apartments in Brooklyn, a higher standard of living seemed on deck when a real estate company co-founded by former Mets first […]

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