Housing Policy

In Cold Snap, New York City Housing Authority Leaves Tenants Without Heat

Worst. Landlord. Ever.


The mercury has dropped into the teens, and the wind chill has made it feel like a mere 5 degrees, and some New York City residents can't even find relief in their own homes.

As 1010 WINS' Holli Haerr reported on Wednesday, it's the kind of weather that anyone would want to avoid, but some residents of a New York City Housing Authority building in the Red Hook East development in Brooklyn have not had that option.

"You either have hot water, not any heat at all, or you have heat where they're cooking you, and it's so hot you have to open your windows or put on your air conditioner because you can't breathe," said former Community Board member Judith Daly. "So it's one extreme or the other. Right now, it's nothing."