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NY1 For You: Upper East Side Tenant Worries About Leaky Roof

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A leaky roof has one Upper East Side tenant worried about her ceiling collapsing. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following report.

A constant drip has been a real drain on Rebecca Ulanski.

"When it rains, I panic. When it snows, I panic. I was freaking out that the roof was going to collapse. We've had almost five feet of snow this winter and there's a roof that's been leaking for a year," said Ulanski.  

That roof is over Ulanski's head in her Upper East Side apartment where she says the constant leak has only been met with temporary fixes by her landlord.
 
"They opened up the ceiling a little bit and I guess took out the very saturated parts of the ceiling and they put plaster in there and painted over it, but that's it. They said, 'well we need to fix the roof still.' I'm like so you're pretty much just putting a band aid on something that requires stitches," said Ulanski.

The frustrated tenant says in addition to the leak, mold is now starting to grow.

After she called NY1 For You, we called both the owner and current management but they couldn't be reached for comment.

We then called the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and found the building has twelve open violations including ones for the leaking roof. 

For now, Ulanski waits hoping for action to be taken before the whole situation comes to a crashing end.

NY1 For You will keep you updated.

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