Broken elevator keeps tenants trapped indoors

Tenants in a seven-story Williamsburg apartment building say they've been trapped indoors for weeks as they wait for elevator repairs.According to Esther Rosenthal and her

BROOKLYN - Tenants in a seven-story Williamsburg apartment building say they've been trapped indoors for weeks as they wait for elevator repairs.

According to Esther Rosenthal and her daughter, the elevator in their Kent Village building hasn't worked in three weeks. Rosenthal is disabled and her daughter is wheel-chair bound, making it impossible for them to use the stairs.

According to property manager Robert Kotara, the elevator is more than 30 years old and it's difficult to find the parts needed for repairs. He says the building is refinancing and hopes to be able to replace the elevator with a brand new one this spring.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
A man is accused of an armed robbery 2 Man accused of armed robbery at Brownsville beauty supply store
A two-alarm fire broke out at a bakery 3 2-alarm fire breaks out at Williamsburg bakery
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen visited Leonardo's Pizza in 4 Tasty Tuesday: DIY pizza
5 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE