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Soundview tenants without heat for 2 weeks amid freezing temperatures

Tenants of the apartment building on Stratford Avenue say they haven’t had heating or hot water for the last two weeks. Recently, their gas has been turned off as well.

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2022, 6:25 PM

Updated 914 days ago

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Soundview residents are frustrated after two weeks without proper heating, especially as temperatures drop this weekend.
Tenants of the apartment building on Stratford Avenue say they haven’t had heating or hot water for the last two weeks. Recently, their gas has been turned off as well.
Winnifred Coulton, 74, has been living in the building for over 40 years. She says she's run into a lot of issues in the past, but the lack of heat in her apartment has been intolerable due to the freezing temperatures outside.
To keep herself warm, Coulton uses a space heater, but she is wary to use it since one was the cause of the fatal fire at the Twin Parks apartment building last week.
Coulton says just a few days ago, the cooking gas was turned off too. She says she was provided a hot plate, but has been microwaving her meals recently.
On the walls of the building are several violations issued for inadequate heating.
The building’s management company Concord Management tells News 12 they are aware of the lack of heating and are working with the boiler company to resolve the issue.


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