1644 Park Avenue Fire

About Ronemus & Vilensky

The attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky prepare each case as if it were going to trial, whether it does or not. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, we will be prepared to try the case in court.


On March 17, 2014, a completely preventable fire erupted in the 1644 Park Avenue apartment building complex, injuring several people. Ronemus and Vilensky represent twenty-five victims of the fire, several of which have burn markings, smoke inhalation issues, broken bones, property damages, and PTSD from being stuck in the building during the fire. Con Edison hired an unlicensed engineer to install a gas valve.  Simultaneously, New York City allowed for water (rainfall and other water sources) to overflow above the gas line. The soil above the gas line caved in because of the weight of the flowing water. The soil caved in where the heating site was, and this caving caused explosions in the building complex.

Attorneys Ronemus and Vilensky have sued the landlords of the building complex, Con Edison, the plumbing contractor, and New York City. If any of these entities had worked together, the fire would not have happened because someone would have noticed the epic water weight on the soil that ultimately caved on the gas line. Attorney Vilensky reports, “This fire was devastating, but it was completely preventable, so we must do our best to serve justice for the several injured people.” He hopes to lead a successful suit for the victims of the fire and do his very best to get deserved compensation for injuries and property lost.