Mount Hope apartment building without gas for nearly 7 months

More than 60 families who live in a Mount Hope apartment building say they've been without gas for nearly seven months.



The tenants say they were given hot plates for cooking, but the lack of gas has made their electricity bills higher.



They say they have tried to call both the landlord and 311 to no avail.



A sign on the building says that Con Edison shut off gas to the entire building due to a gas leak on the street and that a licensed plumber is working to get it back up and running soon. The sign has been up for roughly seven months, according to the tenants.



News 12 called building manager Ira Mack, who said the city issued a stop work order in November after several months of work had already been finished.



After resubmitting permits, work on the building's pipes has begun again and is expected be done in a few weeks. It's then up to Con Edison to approve it.



 


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