2004-11-26 / Community

Sanders Takes Action On Beach 15 Street Building

It has been nearly a month since residents residing at the 249 Beach 15 Street in Far Rockaway have experienced the warm feeling of having heat or hot water in their apartments.

They are forced to boil water to bathe just as the frigid winter season rapidly approaches.

According to City Councilman James Sanders, the residents of the building complex started noticing the quality of life changes when Tuc Management took over the building six months ago.

“We don’t even know who the new management is,” says a long-time resident “They have never formally introduced themselves to us even after six months. The only thing we get from them is rent slips.”

After holding their composure for months, the residents decided to come together as one and get Councilman Sanders on their side.

Sanders said, “No one deserves to live in these atrocious conditions. I’m sure the people who own these buildings are living wonderfully in their warm lavish homes. However, the people who are supporting their lifestyle are the ones suffering. This is America where everyone deserves fair treatment regardless of color and economic status. This type of treatment will not be tolerated in my district.”

In addition, to the heat and hot water not working, Councilman Sanders’ District Manager Donovan Richards, who toured the building found mold on walls where there had been apparent water leaks, missing fire extinguishers and lack of security which often leaves the hallways prone to drug dealers to gain access easily. Richards said, “I witnessed a baby eating in a room with mold on the wall. At least let us insure the safety of that innocent child.”

Sanders is calling on Tuc Management to make this building the way it once was. Sanders says that he may not be delivering turkey this Thanksgiving to the residents of 249 Beach 15 Street but he is promising heat and hot water.

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