You can get estate information and assistance if a person has died without a will or without family who are able to administer the estate.
After valuables have been removed and safeguarded, the residence of a deceased person who lived alone is sealed by the New York City Police Department. Then New York State is notified and takes responsibility for the property. To gain access to the residence, you must contact the State. For immediate access due to a priority issue such as broken water pipes, you should contact the police precinct closest to the address.