Saturday, February 28, 2009

Slumlord keeps Schleicher tenants on ice

From the Times Ledger:

After more than eight months living in temporary housing, the remaining tenants at Schleicher’s Court were allowed to return to their apartments last week only to find a litany of issues remain unresolved.

Tenants Rita Douglas and Kalvis Macs said Tuesday they returned home to discover they have no gas, minimal heat and a faulty water system and have started to wonder if fighting to stay in the 19th century mansion is still worth it.

“I’m back, but being back and being freezing isn’t really being back,” Macs said. “Now the electric’s on, but everything else is worse. I might just give up on this whole thing because I can’t spend my whole life battling this. It takes so much out of your heart, soul and health to keep on doing this.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If any of these people are rent-stabilized they should immediately call or visit DHCR in Gertz Plaza in Jamaica.

I waited two years for my gas--the first without complaint. The second year I got a rent reduction and freeze. When it hits them in the pocket, they work it out. Also call HPD about the heat. It is better if the tenant works for a union or in a city job and the call should be made from a work phone if possible. They pay attention to their caller IDs.

Anonymous said...

time to move

Anonymous said...

time to move

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So where are all those rich people in designated communities?

Donating tons of money to organizations in ... designated communities, thats where.

No publicity. No help. No nothing.

Sort of reminds me of that rich person that had their pants in a knot over St Saviours. No, no interest in the fate of the community, but just the boards thank you.

Snake Plissskin said...

This almost always happens in preservation issues in Queens.

The world of community preservation is geared for the communities with the internal resources to make things happen.

No sharing the wealth: public education or financial support.

You are on your own.

Really?

Well then its time to overturn the landmarks law.

Start afresh when all communities are on the same field.

Ant said...

it was time to move awhile ago

Anonymous said...

The only problem with moving is that it costs a fortune and you may be forced into a much more expensive place. Not everyone can afford it.

Anonymous said...

The only problem with moving is that it costs a fortune and you may be forced into a much more expensive place. Not everyone can afford it.

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The only problem with moving is that 1965 is long past.

Your problems will catch yup no matter where you go.