Purple Heart recipient says repairs still not completed after ceiling caved in on him
A Bronx veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose ceiling caved in on him in April says the repair job still isn’t finished two months later.
The last time News 12 spoke to Anthony Apostolos, he was fighting to get the ceiling in his Bedford Park apartment fixed after it came down on him while he slept.
“The whole ceiling collapsed on me, the whole thing just fell right on top of me right here,” said Apostolos.
Two months later, repairs have been done on the ceiling. Apostolos says the job isn’t finished, though.
He says after seeing the recent condo collapse near Miami, Florida, he is more scared than ever.
He says the Department of Housing Preservation and Development came to repair his ceiling but they left a large pipe exposed.
The ceiling and walls in the apartment have visible cracks, mold and what appears to be water damage.
Apostolos isn’t the only tenant having trouble. According to the Department of Buildings, the property has had 26 complaints so far in 2021. Genesis Realty Group owns the property.
The property also owes multiple civil penalties to the DOB for working without a permit. News 12 contacted the building’s manager, but they declined to comment.
Sources say Department of Housing Preservation and Development is assessing if the pipes need more work and that any additional repairs would be passed on to the DOB.