Tenants Cite “Horrific” Conditions at Mamaroneck Apt. Building
27 Jun, 2014
By Polly Kreisman
Residents of a Mamaroneck apartment building say they have lived without electricity, gas, hot water and a laundry room where one tenant says she found human feces.
The building, Soundview Apartments, at 151 Fenimore Road, is managed by Garden Homes Management. Two bedroom apartments rent for about $1800 a month.
“Hot water has been lacking since October 2013, with at times 5 days in a row showering with cold water, even in fall and winter,” said one tenant, who asked not to be identified. “We were told the boiler was being fixed, but it never was.”
Tenants complain of low voltage in apartments, saying more than one appliance at a time cannot be used.
Also of concern is a “gas outage since March, making it impossible to cook.”
On June 21, another tenant says she found human feces in a washing machine.
“With all what we have endured recently, this is horrific,” she said. ” I am literally traumatized by situation and I cannot use this laundry room anymore in fear of having to face another disgusting episode.”
Garden Homes did not respond to repeated requests for more information. According to their Web site, Garden Homes Management Corporation is a real estate investment, management and development company located in Stamford, Connecticut. The Web site says, “Properties include rental apartments throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY, and manufactured housing communities throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire. We also own and operate neighborhood shopping centers, movie theaters and laundromats in Connecticut and Metro New York.”
Residents of 151 Fenimore say they have written to the Mayor and the Village Buildings Dept.