On WNYC, de Blasio was asked how NYCHA was handling its pervasive heating glitches, and downplayed the issue.
“As the problems have been occurring, we've been getting the heat back on in each development. There are still a few, for sure, that we have more work to do,” he said.
The mayor conceded there were “some developments right now that need heat restored,” but that usually NYCHA can fix the problem in a few hours.
But over the holiday weekend and throughout the frigid week, entire developments across the city found themselves without heat, some for days at a time.