Housing tenants in one section of Brooklyn have been holding their breaths waiting for some relief, dealing with a situation that really stinks. After NY1 reached out to NYCHA months ago, the problem has been fixed. Susan Jhun filed the following report.
"No more leak. Everything is OK,” said resident Juan Caban.
For months, living at The Borinquen Plaza Houses in Williamsburg was a real drain on residents. Running water in the courtyard flooded the entrance to their lobby.
"They say they got a broken pipe but it's been like this since November,” said resident Carmen Molina.
She said that back in June when housing residents reached out to us for help to rid their building of the foul smelling water.
"Putrid. It smells bad. It smells like sewage,” said resident Judith Pacheco.
"The smell is horrifying,” said Molina.
Tenants said the situation had been like this for several months even though they repeatedly asked for it to be fixed.
At the time, we contacted The New York City Housing Authority and after looking into the situation a spokesperson told NY1 that NYCHA scheduled work to address the situation.
Now a month later, the leak has finally been fixed.
"Much better, much better,” said Caban.