Water woes plague Bed-Stuy residents

BROOKLYN - Bed-Stuy tenants say they've been dealing with serious water woes over and over again for years.

Roberta Ridges has lived in the Tompkins Houses for about four years, and says since then she's been worried about walls bubbling up and falling apart, smelly mold decaying the floors and plaster, and countless leaks that have caused more than $1,000 in damage.

She says she's contacted the city's housing authority more than 40 times and that it is giving her the run around.

The city's housing authority tells News 12 that its workers visited the housing complex Tuesday and found no evidence of a leak or sewer stoppage but did help clean up the apartment. It said it will check other apartments directly above Ridges' to see if anyone else has experienced any water leaks.

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