‘I depend on the super:’- Mount Hope woman says 2 elevators down after Ida’s damage
A Mount Hope woman who uses a power wheelchair says both elevators in her apartment building are broken.
“I feel like they’re not being considerate. It’s two weeks already,” Precious Feliciano tells News 12.
Feliciano is a special education teacher and says she has only left her apartment four times in the last two weeks due to broken elevators.
While 1971 Webster Ave. has two elevators, she says that one has been inoperable for a month and the other broke down after Ida.
“I’m a very independent person. My wheelchair does not define me so when something as this occurs, I feel like I'm out of my element and I don’t have any control of it,” said Feliciano.
Feliciano says she is relying on the building’s super. “I depend on the super for me to get to work and it's so frustrating because the super doesn’t understand that my job is just as important as his and me leaving this building is just as important as him leaving his house. I don’t think they understand that,” said Feliciano.
News 12 reached out to the building manager who stated that the building has been able to accommodate the tenant to help her go in and out. They also said the elevators broke down due to the storm and will be up and running soon.