Sack Wern Houses residents: Gas has been shut off for more than 3 months

Posted: Updated:

A group of residents at the Sack Wern Houses are fed up with current conditions in their building and say its been months since they've had gas.

Tenants say it's been months since they've had gas, heat and consistent hot water.

More than a dozen residents got together Monday to try and get the gas restored. NYCHA's outage map shows that the problem started back on July 9. Tenants say that's when it went from bad to worse.

Tenants say they were each given a single hot plate to cook on, and they say the heat is no longer working. They added that the hot water started being pumped over from another building across the courtyard. This is not only a safety hazard with the pipes and plywood rig, but it is also only giving them hot water for a minute or two at a time.

Con Edison tells News 12 that NYCHA must fix a pipe in the building before gas can be switched on. After repeated calls to NYCHA and with concerns growing as the weather gets colder, tenants say enough is enough.

Tenants say it's even more troubling with the holidays approaching. They hope that something can be done so they can make home-cooked turkey on Thanksgiving.

  • GalleriesMore>>

  • Congress holds public hearings in impeachment inquiry

    Congress holds public hearings in impeachment inquiry

    Photos from the public congressional hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration's dealings with Ukraine.
    Photos from the public congressional hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration's dealings with Ukraine.
  • Bronx Birthday Smiles

    Bronx Birthday Smiles

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!
    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

  • Thanksgiving Day 2019 Shopping Guide

    Thanksgiving Day 2019 Shopping Guide

    If you are looking to start your holiday shopping before the turkey is out of the oven, here are stores that will be opened for Thanksgiving.
    If you are looking to start your holiday shopping before the turkey is out of the oven, here are stores that will be opened for Thanksgiving. 
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."