"It's too much, really it's too much." Morrisania woman fears for family's safety, health due to leaky conditions

Exposed pipes, flooded hallways and mold are just some of the concerns facing Jessica Narvaez.

News 12 Staff

Feb 18, 2022, 3:26 AM

Updated 827 days ago

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A Morrisania tenant is concerned for the health of her family due to a leak in her bathroom that's been ongoing for years.
Exposed pipes, flooded hallways and mold are just some of the concerns facing Jessica Narvaez. She says every time someone in the apartment above her uses the bathroom she ends up with problems.
"It's too much, really it's too much," says Narvaez.
Narvaez has lived in her apartment for nearly 12 years. She says although management has made temporary repairs in her bathroom, she always seems to be back at square one.
Narvaez says her biggest fear is that the ceiling could collapse on her husband or one of her daughters.
"They're supposed to come and fix this here, they don't care," says Narvaez. "It's not fair living with that condition in the bathroom."
NYCHA officials say the issue on the second floor was fixed Wednesday, but Narvaez says her bathroom still has problems. Narvaez says the fire department came on Tuesday and temporarily turned off the electricity in her apartment to prevent a fire.
Over the last two years, Narvaez says she has developed a weird cough and doesn't know if it is from exposure to mold.
NYCHA tells News 12 staff cleared the stoppage causing the leak. Officials also say additional repairs are scheduled for later this month and early next month.


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