Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Last Thursday, residents of an Icon Realty-owned building on East Fifth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B arrived home to find a notice that the boiler was out.
Per the notice on the front door: "Please be advised there will be no hot water this evening. Our boiler company is working diligently to have the necessary repairs completed in the timeliest manner possible. We truly apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience."
Six days later, a resident says there is still no hot water... and no updates from management... which prompted someone to take to the sidewalk for help...
According to Con Edison, the piping that goes from the meter to the boiler recently failed an inspection … and needs to be replaced.
Updated 2:18 p.m.
We're told that temporary water heaters arrived to the building this afternoon...
Updated 7:09 p.m.
Apparently the plumber Icon hired smelled gas and called the fire department. Now the cooking gas is shut off for the building as well, according to a resident… the tenants are now receiving hot plates for cooking…
Updated 8-6 7 p.m.
Services have been restored!