Leak causes partial ceiling collapse at Yonkers apartment

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

A Yonkers mother says a ceiling leak from December caused a partial collapse the day after she alerted her building's property owner. 

Caroline Ortiz say the property owner promised they would fix the leak at her second-floor apartment at 130 Elm St., but that they never came.

The day after she alerted the owner, Ortiz says she was taking a shower with her daughter when the bathroom ceiling came crashing down. She says it nearly hit her and her young daughter.

Ortiz says there was also an electrical fire in her kitchen.

News 12 was there when the city's Housing and Building inspector came in to condemn the apartment in the four-story building. Ortiz says she was not the only apartment to be condemned.

Ortiz says she has lived in the apartment for six months and now can't go back until everything is fixed and permits are obtained.

She says she will stay with family and has not decided if she will return once repairs are made.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."