510 80th Street Brooklyn, New York
We have had no heat for over a week. It is so cold, especially at night, that we have to run electric heaters, which not only is dangerous, but it runs up our electricity bills. I had to buy my kids cold weather sleeping bags to sleep in at night. Since I refuse to run the electric heaters while no one is home, my pets suffer all day from when I leave for work to when I get home. I feel so bad for my parrot and I pray that she doesn't get sick because avian medicine is so expensive. This happens year after year after year. Just take a search on this website and you will see what I am talking about. Why can't anything be done? How does our landlord keep getting away with this year after year? His restaurant, Mussels & More, on the ground floor of the building is warm and well kept, while we are suffering every day and night. Our landlord goes home to a nice, warm, house every night and we have no other choice but to freeze, pay high electric bills, and be miserable. On top of all that, we pay $2,000 a month for our apartment. Add in the electric bills and we are paying close to $2,500 for our apartment, per month - in Bay Ridge! And we have been in this same apartment for a little over 10 years. And for what? For he can pocket the money instead of turning on the heat??
I put in a service request with 311 on January 27th (Service Request #: C1-1-1205806742). After a few days, the status was "The Department of Housing Preservation and Development contacted an occupant of the apartment or building and verified that the complaint was resolved.". But it wasn't resolved. In fact, no inspector even came. The slip in the lobby that the inspectors fill out when they come was not even filled in. And so, we have been freezing all this time. I put in another 311 service request today (C1-1-1210592532) - hopefully someone will actually come this time.
Vincent Gentile, our councilman, is located practically across the street - please sir, if you see this - please come help us.
510 80th Street Brooklyn, NY 11209
No heat today even though it is 10 degrees out. Heat is always off at night, so you have to run electric heaters. Landlord owns restaurant under apartments and it is always well maintained and warm while the tenants suffer.
510 80th Street Brooklyn, NY
It is 16 degrees outside and I have no heat tonight in this building. The radiator is as cold as my refrigerator. I am all wrapped in blankets and wasting my money trying to stay warm with an electric heater, since these apartments are so drafty. I can't sleep I am so cold. This is not an uncommon occurance. The heat is almost always turned off at night, even when the temperature outside is below 40 degrees.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!510 80th St Brooklyn, NY 11209, USA
No heat has been provided at all since the weather has started getting cooler. The landlord owns the restaurant, Mussels and More, on the ground floor. He keeps it immaculate. Meanwhile, the tenants inside the upper apartments are left freezing and living in apartments that are drafty, falling apart and leaking every time it rains. No attention is ever given to the comfort of the tenants.
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Matthewson Rd Bronx, NY 10453, USA
Cars parking in a No Parking Anytime side of the roadway. This is creating a one way street out of a two way street.
This is happening on Mathewson Road, Bronx, NY
6 VotesFix it! Voted!Newkirk Plaza New York, New York
Pigeons are not just roosting, but increasingly NESTING on the north side of both northbound and southbound subway platforms DIRECTLY OVER the waiting area, although the problem is FAR worse on the northbound platform.
The pigeon spikes that were put up long ago are in disrepair, the pigeon wire that had been up has for some reason been removed completely, and 'repairs' over the last year involved putting up sturdy NETTING (!) and wooden boards DIRECTLY over the platform that have become enormous pigeon NESTS.
Not surprisingly, the platform is COVERED with feces and has been for MONTHS.
The area was already a problem because of open roosting areas under the overpass (across the tracks from the waiting areas), which have always needed pigeon spikes, but the situation with the nests now over the tracks is now completely out of control.
This is all totally gross, a health hazard, and a falling poop hazard, especially for passengers who are exiting trains.
After months of a worsening condition the MTA has been completely unresponsive other than a letter acknowledging receipt of a complaint months ago (the platforms obviously haven't even been cleaned in months).
Is there another avenue to getting some action taken, and soon?
(Photo below shows netting, now covered in feces, where pigeons are nesting over the northbound platform)
3 VotesFix it! Voted!1434 Glenwood Road Brooklyn, New York
During the very early morning of Jan. 31, between 2:00 and 3:39, MTA workers plugged in at least one chain saw and began cutting at 5-minutes intervals directly outside my bedroom window and my young sons' window. It went on for an hour and a half. If I had done that, at that time, I would have been arrested and undergone a psychiatric examination. There is no excuse for such inhuman, thoughtless, heartless behavior. We all were exhausted Sunday and Monday. I never was able to do my errands. I am behind on laundry, grocery shopping and other chores. It CANNOT happen ever again.
102 East 126th Street New York, New York
There are cars parked on the sidewalk around the Metro-North station every day. People should not have to risk their lives in speeding, swerving traffic because some entitled idiots can't be bothered to use a legal parking lot.