And they suspect it’s a tactic employed by Highpoint Associates to force them to abandon their rent-stabilized homes.
The lack of gas followed a fire on Feb. 4 at 412 W. 46th St., which the FDNY concluded was sparked accidentally by electrical wires and tore through the building’s roof.
Nearly seven months later, the landlord still has not completed repairs.
A web of tarps still covers the holes in the roof. Water that filters in is trapped in more tarps on the fifth and fourth floors then fed into hoses, according to photos provided by building residents.