By Kevin Deutsch
Nearly 5,000 residents at a Bronx public housing complex spent Friday without any heat or hot water, on a day when temperatures in the borough were expected to dip into the 20s.
Tenants at the Castle Hill Houses – many of them elderly residents and children – endured the frigid weather on the coldest day of the season thus far. The incident is the latest in a series of heat outages reported at the complex over the span of decades, with city officials repeatedly promising fixes to Castle Hill Houses’ infrastructure.
New York City Housing Authority officials said they expected heat and hot water to be back on in the complex Friday night.