Tenants take landlord to court over 'shoddy' elevator service

Tenants at an Ebbets Field apartment building say they're taking their landlord to court for poor elevator service inside their 25-story building.

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2018, 12:37 AM

Updated 1,945 days ago

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Tenants at an Ebbets Field apartment building say they're taking their landlord to court for poor elevator service inside their 25-story building.
They say they mostly rely on the elevators but have to deal with long waits and slow service when the elevators are operational. Three out of the four elevators were operational, but tenants say they are frequently out of service.
The Department of Buildings visited the apartment building last month and say two elevators were out of service, but no action was taken as both were under repair.
They say that since then, more complaints have been filed and inspectors will be following up.
Tenants have sued the landlord in housing court, seeking civil penalties and mandatory elevator repairs. Some of them say they already testified last week.
News 12 Brooklyn was told more testimonies are expected when the session resumes in February.
The landlord of 1700 Bedford Avenue has not responded to News 12 Brooklyn's request for comment.


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