Red Hook family left without working bathroom for 2 months
A Red Hook family says they've been living without a working bathroom in their apartment for almost two months.
Maribel Oquendo says a burst pipe left her family of four children and daughter-in-law without a bathroom in their Red Hook West House apartment for nearly two months. She says the issue began when a city housing maintenance worker burst a pipe after unclogging a drain, which caused the tub and sink to stop functioning.
"I have kids with asthma, I'm asthmatic," Oquendo says. "A housing manager told me that they needed the asbestos teams to come clean the pipes because something is going on in there."
She says a plastic trap taped up in place of a wall is the only separation between the neighboring apartments.
The New York City Housing Authority told News 12, "The process of repairing the residents' bathroom is underway, with plumbers scheduled to return for the next phase on Monday. We apologize for the impact this has had."
Oquendo says she hopes there aren't more hidden issues to be resolved.