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NY1 For You: Residents Of Sheepshead Bay Building Get Better Communication On Sandy Repairs

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Some New Yorkers hoping to get back to normal immediately following Hurricane Sandy ended up playing a waiting game with their landlords as they fought for basic services such as power to return, including residents of one Brooklyn building. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 For You report.

Many residents throughout the five boroughs are still at the mercy of their landlords to finish repairs nearly six months after Hurricane Sandy. That's the case for one group of tenants in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn.

Longtime tenants Lynn Guberman and her sister, Sandy, turned to us for help after enduring a month without power in their building following Hurricane Sandy.

At the time, a spokesperson for Con Edison told us they could not restore power until the building's landlord made initial repairs as a safety precaution.

Residents NY1 For You spoke with said the landlord refused to give them updates, leaving them literally in the dark.

Shortly after NY1 For You's story aired, residents told us power finally returned to the building, three weeks sooner than expected.

NY1 For You recently received another update from Guberman, who said the building is still undergoing repairs, but their landlord is finally giving tenants more updates on the progress.

However, Guberman said she won't be able to see the finished product. Like many deeply affected by the storm, she has decided to move from the area.

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