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Re: elevators don't work

Posted by brenda on March 16, 2000 at 10:42:36:

In Reply to: elevators don't work posted by bcm on March 15, 2000 at 23:24:43:

: Every other day it seems, tenants at the twin highrise at 580 & 590 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, must walk the stairs because elevators are out. There are 3 in each building. Imagine the elderly, mothers and children (fathers too) walking stairs up to 17 stories. The issue is also causing a security concern. Rents here are stabilized and range from approx $700-2000. Repeated complains to building management has not brought relief. I am guessing the buildings are early 1960s with over 200 units each. Where can we get help to remedy this problem?

You certainly have a building-wide reduction of services, and can file a complaint to that effect with the DHCR. You'll need to document the elevator problems and your complaints to management.
At the very least, a complaint will get things moving. If they don't restore services, you will get a rent freeze (though it will take a zillion years before the DHCR acts).
DHCR is Dept. of Housing and Community Renewal, incidentally. Call the number for them in Jamaica for the forms.
Incidentally, it's not a good idea to post specific info on this board that can identify you and your building.

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