Co-op City tenants voice their opinions about ongoing issues
Residents in Co-op City have been faced with a number of problems and on Monday they got a chance to speak out.
At a town hall meeting at the Bartow Community Center, residents discussed issues ranging from rising debt to the parking crisis. Last year, some of Co-op City's parking garages were closed, forcing more than 5,000 residents to park on the streets or in makeshift parking lots. Although some parking garages have reopened, residents say there's still more to be done.
Residents have also watched the management company of Co-op City fall deeper into debt, sparking talk of privatizing Co-op City. This has residents concerned because they say if that happens they would not be able to afford their apartments.
In addition, tenants had complaints about security and ventilation as well as rat and pigeon infested dumpsters.