Crown Heights tenants demand adequate heat at Prospect Place buildings

A group of Crown Heights tenants is braving the cold to rally for sufficient heat in their homes. According to an attorney for residents at

Residents say that they’ve been dealing with insufficient heat and hot water for two years.

Residents say that they’ve been dealing with insufficient heat and hot water for two years. (1/28/14)

BROOKLYN - A group of Crown Heights tenants is braving the cold to rally for sufficient heat in their homes.

According to an attorney for residents at 930 and 940 Prospect Place, the management company, Aegis Realty, has done nothing to fix heat and hot water issues for the past two years.

The lawyer says that the boiler only turns on for a little while at a time, never heating either of the buildings completely, and sometimes allowing the indoor temperature to dip 20 degrees below the legal limit of 68 degrees.

Christine Ortega lives in one of the apartment buildings and says that the cold is taking a toll on her 6-year-old daughter, who is bedridden with cerebral palsy.

News 12 reached out to management, but has not yet heard back. 

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