Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Resident report: 1 month without gas for cooking at 22 St. Mark's Place
Back in late December, Mamoun's had to close for more than a week at 22 St. Mark's Place due to a problem with the building's gas line.
Per Mamoun's Facebook page: "Con Edison shut off our gas at the Saint Marks location because of a gas leak at the building. Our line was not affected but they shut it off anyway. We cannot get con edison to come back and turn it back on because of their huge bureaucracy!"
The gas returned Jan. 4. However, the rest of the tenants in the building haven't fared as well. A resident of 22 St. Marks Place, between Second Avenue and Third Avenue, said that tenants have been without cooking gas since the end of December (they do have hot water and heat).
Per the resident: "The building is doing very little to solve the problem ... and will not answer any real questions.
Yesterday, the landlord's reps apparently said that Con Ed would be by to "fix the problem." However, the residents were told that they needed to be at home during the day so Con Ed could access their apartments.
"People organized their schedules to work from home or took the day off."
No one from Con Ed ever arrived.
Meanwhile, according to the resident, the management company — NBKM Realty Management Corp. — is providing information contradictory to that of Con Ed. And the landlord is not offering any abatement for the lack of cooking gas for the past month.
On previous posts, readers offered advice on this all-too-common problem here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
How much of a rent discount for not having gas for cooking?
Residents of 97 E. Seventh St. haven't had gas for cooking since Feb. 19