City Council's Committee on Public Housing meets at Carey Gardens complex on Coney Island

The committee wants to make it easier for residents to voice their concerns. (2/27/14)

CONEY ISLAND - The New York City Council's Committee on Public Housing met for the first time in a public housing building on Coney Island.

The meeting was held at the Carey Gardens complex on Coney Island. Committee members say they wanted to bring their meeting to the people so it's easier for residents to voice their concerns.

At Wednesday's hearing, residents told the committee they want temporary boilers in their complex replaced. The boilers were put in by NYCHA after Sandy to provide heat and hot water. Tenants say the boilers don't work half the time, forcing them to use their stoves for heat.

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The committee says it's planning to permanently replace the boilers, but it's working on getting funding to do so. The boilers could remain for at least two more winters.

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