Two Marine Drive apartment buildings are without heat

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 18:13:23-04

Marine Drive apartments near Canalside have two buildings, Flagstaff and Gulf Stream, that are without heat. The property, run by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA), had fliers posted around the two buildings reading: 

We are experiencing problems with the boiler system which is the cause of their not being any heat. We are currently in progress of repairing the boilers. The community room in Flagstaff will be open as a "Warming Station" for your convenience until the repairs are completed. Thank you, management.

Toni Guercio, Marine Drive Counsel President who advocates on behalf of the residents, says that the BMHA Director, Gillian Brown, told her in an email that heat would be restored in the buildings Tuesday.

“Heat's still not on these people have been without heat for three days," Guercio said. “But what concerns me is the sick people the elderly people and their kids.” 

One tenant on the 12 floor of Flagstaff, John Bryant, says his neighbors are using their ovens to heat their apartments.

"It gets cold you’re going to do what you have to do to get warmer," Bryant said. 

7 Eyewitness News reached out to Brown for comment and is waiting for a response.


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