NYCHA Mariners Harbor Residents Without Cooking Gas During Labor Day – Asm. Charles Fall Demands Action


Asm. Fall speaks to residents

Over the holiday weekend, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond/Manhattan) received several calls from NYCHA tenants located in Mariner’s Harbor that they were without cooking gas in their residents.

Earlier this year, nearly 100 families in the NYCHA- subsidized Stapleton Houses went without gas for more than eight months. Assemblyman Fall’s persistence with the city agency finally got the months-long problem resolved, earlier than anticipated.

This weekend Assemblyman Fall, and his team went to check on the residents impacted by the gas outage to ensure tenants had an alternative for cooking by giving out free electric skillets to residents in need. After speaking with the city agency, the Assemblyman was assured that the problem is being addressed and there will be an immediate resolution.

“Once again, we have seen a blatant failure by NYCHA to assure that it’s residents receive the basic needs ensuring a quality of life standard.  I want to make this message very clear.  What happened in Stapleton is not going to happen here in Mariner’s Harbor. I will remain vigilant with NYCHA to rectify this problem and make sure these, and other problems are addressed to avoid future housing pitfalls. We need to be proactive, not reactive when it comes to the basic needs of our residents.” said Assemblyman Charles D. Fall.

All Images Courtesy of Asm. Charles D. Fall

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall

Assemblymember Charles Fall represents New York’s 61st Assembly District covering the North Shore of Staten Island, where he has resided his whole life. Fall is the first Muslim and African-American Assemblymember elected from Staten Island. He comes from a working-class family of six. His parents immigrated to Staten Island from Guinea, West Africa, and displayed a commitment to improving the lives of those around them. Fall’s legislative priorities revolve around comprehensive strategies to ensure stable and healthier communities. This includes expanding resources for teachers, parents and students to resolve academic disparities, creating affordable housing options, ensuring individuals and families have sufficient health coverage and access to vital services, improving transportation infrastructure and other long-standing community concerns on the North Shore.

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