Watson Ave. tenants rally for NYCHA repairs

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Tenants of a NYCHA building on Watson Avenue demanded improvements to their complex at a rally Monday.

They say their roofs are crumbling, their walls are leaking and their complaints have gone unanswered for almost 10 years.

The governor's office had recently announced $250 million in funding to help NYCHA repair its aging buildings. Tenants at the rally want to know where that money is going.

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"This is our home," says the Rev. Carmen Hernandez, who is president of the 1471-73 Watson Avenue Resident Council. "They don't understand, we're about to lose it. And we can't."

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