Tenants Withhold Rent After Landlord Cuts Cooking Gas to Harlem Building

 Residents of an apartment building where some units haven’t had cooking gas in more than a year are suing the landlord of neglecting the building and some are withholding their rent. 231 East 117th Street View Full Caption

EAST HARLEM — Marie Miranda, 66, who suffers from a herniated disk and osteoporosis, walks half a mile to her daughter’s apartment whenever she needs to cook.

When heading down the stairs of her building at 231 E. 117th St., she has to clutch the railings and take short breaks.

Cooking gas service has been sporadic throughout the building since 2016, when a neighbor reported a leak, but Miranda hasn’t been able to use her stove since July.

The building’s management company, Arch Rock, gave her and other tenants a two-burner hot plate, but

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