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There finally is relief for tenants in one Washington Heights building living months without gas. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 For You report.

The year ended on a positive note for tenants of a Washington Heights apartment building after living months without some of the most basic services.

Residents of the building had been without heat, hot water and gas since August.

Residents finally got their heat and hot water back the day before Thanksgiving, but they continued to struggle through the holidays without cooking gas.

Tenants say that the landlord posted signs back in August that there was a leak and water and gas would be shut off to fix it, but since then, no information had been given.

"I've had to buy crock-pots, rice pots, everything to be able to cook and everything, and our Con Edison has been very high, all of us, because we have no gas," said resident Tanya Perez.

Shortly after NY1 For You's story aired, tenants called us with good news: Con Edison finally restored gas to their building.

Residents said they're grateful to have gas back, but are still unhappy it took so long for their landlord to take action.

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