Complaints heat up as these Brooklyn tenants left in the cold

Residents of Kensington building reportedly go without heat for days

New York /
Feb.February 17, 2014 01:45 PM

The residents of an apartment building in Kensington have joined the growing ranks of New Yorkers who’ve been coping with cold homes due to a lack of adequate heat.

Brooklynites at 377 Ocean Parkway saw temperatures inside the building drop to 51 degrees last week — five degrees below the minimum nighttime standard.

“There’s no heat for hours — and sometimes days,” said first-floor tenant Mizanur Rahman to the New York Daily News. The 46-unit building, owned by 377 Realty Associates, has 205 open violations for everything from peeling paint to broken boilers, the Daily News reported. The city has spent almost $12,000 on the building for emergency repairs.

Residents in other parts of the borough recently filed suit against their own landlords for failing to provide adequate heat. The number of freeze complaints the city has received from New Yorkers this season jumped 6.5 percent compared to last winter, according to the article. [NYDN]Angela Hunt


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
9 Prospect Park West and 2 Northside Piers in Williamsburg (Photos via Google Maps and 2 Northside Piers/Facebook)
A Park Slope co-op was one of the priciest deals inked last week
A Park Slope co-op was one of the priciest deals inked last week
611 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY (Getty)
Workforce Housing Group solar deal will also pay for broadband
Workforce Housing Group solar deal will also pay for broadband
The $8.9 million Mill Basin property (Bergen Basin Realty)
Massive Mill Basin townhouse tops Brooklyn contracts
Massive Mill Basin townhouse tops Brooklyn contracts
Renderings of Greenpoint Landing in Greenpoint, 141 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn and 45-57 Davis Street in Long Island City (Photos via OMA, SLCE Architects and J Frankl Architects)
These were the top outer-borough loans in May
These were the top outer-borough loans in May
Richard Segal of Seavest Investment Group, David Marx of Marx Development Group and 902 Quentin Road in Brooklyn (Photos via Seavest Investment Group, Marx Development Group and VRMNY)
Westchester firm buys $54M Brooklyn medical building
Westchester firm buys $54M Brooklyn medical building
688 and 702 Court Street, Brooklyn with Madison Capital managing partner Richard Wagman (Google Maps, Madison Capital)
Madison Capital snatches up Red Hook industrial sites for $45M
Madison Capital snatches up Red Hook industrial sites for $45M
85 Jay Street (Winick, iStock)
An $8M Dumbo condo tops Brooklyn’s luxury contracts
An $8M Dumbo condo tops Brooklyn’s luxury contracts
149 Clinton Street (Google Maps, iStock)
Brooklyn’s priciest rental will run you $30,000
Brooklyn’s priciest rental will run you $30,000
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...