Thousands of residents in New York City went without heat or hot water last Friday as the city experienced the coldest temperatures this season, dipping into the 30s. As temperatures continue to drop in the coming months, it is vital that New Yorkers can count on the energy they need to stay warm. This is yet another example of how blocking essential pipeline infrastructure in the state hurts residents and creates unsafe and unacceptable conditions for those counting on heating their homes in the cold winter months.
More than 7,000 New York City Housing Authority residents went without heat or hot water Friday in six developments in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Tenants in at least 3,138 apartments experienced the unplanned outages Friday, according to NYCHA’s website…’We have a lot of seniors there. They’re saying their cold,’ McNear said. ‘I don’t know how to help them. I don’t want them burning their stoves because that’s a hazard, but they’re cold.’
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