Residents still frozen out of apartments

Yonkers city building inspectors and out-of-state contractors visited 7383 Highland Ave. Wednesday to try to fix the building's heating problem. The 12-story building has been without heat since December.

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2015, 3:14 AM

Updated 3,473 days ago

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Yonkers city building inspectors and out-of-state contractors visited 7383 Highland Ave. Wednesday to try to fix the building's heating problem.
The 12-story building has been without heat since December.
While some residents are staying at a hotel paid for by the landlord, others say expenses are starting to add up.
William Schneider, the city's commissioner for the Department of Housing and Buildings, says it's a circulation problem and that experts are going line by line and checking the pipes to feel for warmth.
While he says heat is now on the first floor of the building, other families in the 129-unit building are still waiting.
Neighbors and city officials say this happened last year, but not for this long, The landlord, Israel Roizman, is facing a slew of summonses for failing to provide heat.
According to the Yonkers City Clerk's Office, Roizman does not have any prior citations. He has been cooperating with city inspectors, providing space heaters and bringing in outside experts to help fix the problem.


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