Morrisania tenants struggle with elevator, hot water issues

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MORRISANIA -

Families in a South Bronx building say they are fed up with the lack of a functioning elevator in their building.

Tenants at 1200 Union Ave. say the elevator has been out of service since October. They say it’s a safety hazard for older tenants. 

The Morrisana building has only one elevator for the five-story residence.

According to the Department of Building's website, the property currently has a Class 1 violation, which is considered the most hazardous of the building codes.

Just this week, the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development received a host of heat and hot water complaints from tenants. They say it’s been going on for more than a week.

News 12 reached out to Kraus Management about their concerns. The company says a temporary boiler is being installed and should be up and running. It said the elevator company is working to restore service to elevator as soon as possible.

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