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NY1 For You: Harlem Tenants Steamed Over Hot Water Lapse

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One building in Harlem is steaming mad that their hot water has been turned off for over two weeks now. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following "NY1 for You" report.

Tapped out and boiling mad is how Harlem housing tenant Maribel Lopez has felt for the past two weeks living without any hot water.

"It's awful. It's awful. I have a 15-year-old daughter. She has chronic asthma, so do I," says Lopez.

The tenant of Manhattanville Houses says the lack of hot water has aggravated their asthma and generally made life miserable.

"To cook, clean the plates, everything we have to boil water," says Lopez.

Lopez says she's not alone her neighbors are without hot water as well.

Repeated calls to the city's Housing Authority, says Lopez, have done nothing to get the hot water back.

"They don't say nothing. They came here one time. They looked at the faucet and walked away," she says.

After Lopez called "NY1 For You" for help the station contacted the New York City Housing Authority and several hours later the hot water was restored.

A spokesperson told NY1 that NYCHA staff completed the necessary repairs to the instantaneous hot water tank in the Manhattanville Houses.

The spokesperson went on to say NYCHA regrets the inconvenience to the residents.

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