Gas-deprived Morrisania tenants make plea for help

THE BRONX - Fed up tenants in a Morrisania apartment building are making a plea for help after living without gas in their homes for more than a month.

According to residents at 547 East 168th St., gas service was shut off June 7 due to a leak and was never turned back on. They say their landlord, from Genesis Realty Group, gave all 70 tenants hot plates, but has done nothing else.

Residents say they've called 311 and Con Edison about the problem, but have been told that the problem lies with the landlord.

News 12 reached out to Genesis Realty Group, which says it will release a statement at a later time. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) says it's looking into the situation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

New legislation passed by the City Council will 1 Word on the Street: Bedbugs
2 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
3 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
South Korea's defense ministry announced the U.S.-South Korea 4 US-South Korea missile defense system aimed at North Korea
Police say Jay Marcello inappropriately touched teenagers while 5 Wantagh man charged with sexually abusing kids at day camp

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.