Residents of Tracey Towers angered over broken promises to fix up complex
Residents living at the Tracey Towers complex say they would like to know where the money from their rent increase is going.
More than a year ago, the tenants were hit with a rent hike for the first time in 15 years. The complex's management company along with the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development said the hike was necessary in order to do much needed improvements in the building.
Since that time residents say they have seen little change. In fact, this winter they say a number of apartments have had trouble with heat and hot water. In addition, they have complained about flooding and elevator service.
Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx) and Councilman G. Oliver Kopell, who lives in the building, are meeting with the management company to address the residents' concerns.