Pelham Bay Towers tenants, Councilman Jimmy Vacca propose citywide elevator repair bill

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The bill would give the Buildings Department authority to fix elevators and bill the owner.

Some Bronx tenants are teaming up with the members of the City Council to create a citywide elevator repair program.

Councilman Jimmy Vacca joined residents from the Pelham Bay Towers on Middletown Road, where tenants say the elevators have been unreliable for years.

Under the proposed measure, the Department of Buildings would be allowed to determine when elevators need immediate...

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