More Stuy Town residents get MCI notices for hot water system

By Sabina Mollot

This week, some residents of Stuyvesant Town received notices that the Division of Housing and Community Renewal had approved the owner’s request for hot water heater major capital improvement rent increase.

One resident shared the MCI notice on the Tenants Association’s Facebook page, which stated the increase to tenants’ rent would be $1.86 per room per month. However, MCI charges can vary slightly from building to building and this one is for the whole complex.

The ST-PCV Tenants Association had opposed this MCI, but the DHCR rejected its arguments that it would cause a financial hardship to tenants and that it was unfair because the property’s six commercial garages would also be benefitting from the upgrade. In its notice to tenants, the DHCR wrote that the garages are getting their own separate hot water systems, so they aren’t benefitting from the hot water heater (exchanger) system.

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Hot water shut down for 20 Stuy Town buildings

Rose Associates has sent out an email alerting residents that Con Edison will be performing emergency repairs to a main steam line on East 14th Street. As a result, there will be a hot water shutdown scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 13 from 8 p.m. to Wednesday, September 14 until 5 a.m. in the following locations:

· 405, 409, 435, 445, 447, 449, 451, 453, 455, 505, 515, 521 & 523 East 14th Street
· 240 & 250 1st Avenue
· 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 Stuyvesant Oval

For further information on this steam outage, call (212) 894-9540 during normal business hours.