Assemblyman Dov Hikind issued the following statement on the Brooklyn complex power outage:
“I thank Con Ed for immediately responding and working together with building management to restore power as quickly as possible,” Assemblyman Hikind said. “I want to reiterate that Con Ed responded swiftly, as we all understand the dangers of being without power in these types of weather conditions.”
Added Hikind, “Once building management makes the necessary repairs, Con Ed has committed to restoring power to the complex as soon as possible. Thank you, Con Ed, for being so responsive.”
Hikind had initially called on ConEdison to resolve the power outage at a Brooklyn office complex located on 37th Street between 14th and 15th Avenues. Among the tenants within the complex is NYC Industries for the Blind, which provides services for over 150 people who are visually impaired and lost power Tuesday afternoon due to a manhole fire around 3:30 p.m.
As temperatures continue to soar well into the mid 90s, Hikind requested that Con Ed make this a priority to restore the power. “For over 2,000 people to be stuck in this heat for an extended period of time is dangerous,” Hikind said.