THE BRONX - NYCHA is being criticized for taking too long to make repairs, leaving many tenants with deplorable living conditions.

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson toured the Throgs Neck Houses Monday, which has the most open work orders in the Bronx.

Frustrated residents there say that the sewer system has been broken for years, regularly flooding some bathrooms with a mix of waste and sewage water. Others complain about faulty brickwork, leaks when it rains and a lack of hot water.

The politicians say they’re trying to pressure NYCHA to take action and improve its response time in all five boroughs.