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NY1 For You: UES Tenant Awaits Repairs to Leaking Roof, Management Responds

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A leaky roof has been a real drain on one Upper East Side tenant who's worried her ceiling will collapse if action is not taken soon. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following "NY1 For You" report.

Panic plagues Rebecca Ulanski as a constant leak in her Upper East Side apartment is slowly wearing away her ceiling. Last month, NY1 reported Ulanski's predicament which had 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,'" Ulanski said.

The frustrated tenant called "NY1 For You" once she spotted mold starting to grow. At the time, NY1 called management of the building and was told they were working on a temporary solution until the roof was permanently repaired.

Now, three weeks later Ulanski says nothing has been done. NY1 once again contacted management and a representative said the temporary solution didn't work, however they've approved a bid and will begin permanent repairs on the roof next week.

The representative went on to say that management will provide Ulanski three days of rent reimbursement as well as reimburse her for Con Ed bills for three months she went without heat -- promising words which Ulanski hopes this time will turn into action.

"NY1 For You" will continue to follow this story.

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