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Families at Bronx development say heat and hot water is inconsistent

Posted at 8:30 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 20:30:10-05

Families packed the lobby of 840 Astor Avenue here at the Pelham parkway houses.

Families from five different buildings converged to talk to PIX11 about their heat woes.

Michael Kiler showed us the windows inside his apartment. At night the water freezes so inside during the day it melts on the inside.

“We need the heat, it’s a necessity.,” said Kiler.

PIX11 also spoke to his 11-year-old daughter, Dior.

“It’s cold in here. It really is the heat is not turned on a lot. I get sick a lot and o don’t want that to happen I feel it wouldn’t happen if we had heat,” she said.

A NYCHA spokesperson tells us, “Pelham had a brief flame failure early this morning that was restored.”