Report: Seward Park Seniors Stranded, Terrified

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 at 4:10 pm by

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Word has come through the tipline that some seniors residing on the top floors of the Seward Park Co-op are stranded in their apartments. No electric, heat, or running water.  A concerned resident emailed us the following:

I am writing to you in a desperate attempt to help the countless seniors trapped in their apts in the Seward Park complex without electric, heat and running water. Some 20 flights up in buildings where elevator and electric is not running.

I just left my building today to go to a friend’s in Brooklyn and on my way down the pitch black stairway I heard the cries for help from a women in her mid 80s. She had ran out of water and had no phone to call for help. She also needed the assistance of a walker so there was nowhere for her to go – her neighbors already left. We used our cells which have had spotty service to call her family and I ran out to grab a car for her after taking her down the 3 flights.

She was terrified and said NOBODY has been knocking on the doors seeing if anyone needed help. The mgmt just sent out an email saying anyone who needs help to leave a note on their door or call their office. But nobody in the building can get the email since their is no electric! I can only imagine all the people trapped in their apts with no way of calling for help or any idea of what’s going on.

I spoke with security who said they had their hands tied. I’ve been trying to call mgmt but the number is busy 24/7 or not working. They need to do a door to door search immediately as we go on the 3rd night with no electric.

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