Binghamton Apartment Residents Complain About Lack of Heat
Some people who live at a Binghamton apartment complex say they and their kids have been without heat when temperatures have dropped into the thirties on recent nights.
The Town & Country Apartments on the city's North Side consists of 256 units in 22 buildings.
Residents of a couple of buildings have complained about a lack of heat on some chilly nights over the past several days.
A woman who has lived with her husband in the complex for 32 years told WNBF News on Thursday afternoon that they've been very cold at night because there was no heat. She said they had not experienced this type of problem in the past.
Another resident also said her apartment had been without heat. She said it's been tough on her young sons. At times, she said she used portable heaters or the oven to try to provide some warmth in the family's apartment.
A representative of the apartment complex said the boilers that provide heat to various buildings were turned on Monday. He said all Town & Country units now should have heat.
Town & Country was acquired by VE Binghamton LP of Manhattan for $7,950,000 last December.
In July 2019, Mayor Richard David joined the president of a Boston real estate firm to announce the planned purchase of the complex. At the time, officials outlined a $38 million renovation project for the site. The sale didn't take place and the promised improvements were never made.
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