(DNAINFO) Gwynn Hogan | November 9, 2015 — From brownies to steaks, David Makman, 36, has had to cook all his meals on a waffle iron in his West 45th Street apartment.
“It’s like a George Foreman Grill but everything looks like waffles,” said Makman, who’s lived at 355 W. 45th St. since he was a child.
“It was funny for the first six months.”
Makman and tenants on his block have had to come up with creative cooking solutions since the gas in their three buildings — all owned by the same “worst landlord” Steven Croman — was turned off on April 10, according building residents and court records.
Con Edison shut off the gas when inspectors discovered pipe work installed without a permit, according to Department of Buildings records.