Big chill at Westbeth: Tenants freezing due to bum boilers

A problem with the boilers at Westbeth Artists Housing is putting the place into a big chill, tenants say.

Westbeth tenants have been freezing all week with no relief expected until boiler parts arrive from Canada. Tenants in apartments on the river have measured temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Apartments are very chilly and radiators are lukewarm while the temperature outside is 27!

Westbeth, the famed affordable artists-housing complex, located on the square block bounded by West, Bethune, Washington and Bank Sts., was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. As part of the post-Sandy Build It Back project, the boilers and burners were dismantled and reassembled in a new location with reduced flood risk. During this process it was necessary for Con Ed to temporarily shut off the natural-gas supply to the heating system. Until Con Ed is reconnected, Westbeth’s heat is being produced from…

Original published: 2019-01-11 21:08:46 Read the full New York City News here

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