Crown Heights tenants rally for heat, fair rent
Tenants in Crown Heights say they have been living without heat for two years and they also say their rent is unfair.
The tenants at 80 New York Ave. rallied Monday against Gold Management Company, which owns the building.
The Crown Heights Tenant Union says that Gold Management took the boiler out of the building and as a result the heat was turned off. The say it's tenant harassment and that the company was hoping to push out three remaining tenants who refused to move.
They are asking Gold Management to reinstall the boiler they say was illegally removed.
New tenants currently live in renovated apartments and control heat through central air installed in their units.
The new tenants joined in on the rally however as they wanted to support the others living without heat and to fight rent costs that they say are too pricey.
New tenants say they are paying up to $4,000 a month for their renovated apartments.
News 12 reached out to Gold Management several times and they did not provide any comment in response to the tenants' claims.