Bronxwood residents steamed over lack of heat

Tenants of a Bronxwood building say they are dealing with a recurring problem again this year because their landlord is delaying turning on the heat.

"It's a nightmare, the radiators are ice cold and there's no heat," says Bobi Brooks, who lives at 776 Mace Ave.

City officials say Bronx landlords are required by law to provide adequate heat for tenants. When the temperature dips below 55 degrees outside during the day, apartments are expected to be kept at 68 degrees. Apartments must be kept at 55 degrees if the temperature drops below 40 degrees at night.

After News 12 The Bronx left a message for the building's landlord, tenants say they started to feel their apartments warming up.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."