Problems plague apartment complex in East Harlem

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — The call for help came to PIX11 from 76-year-old Janelle Hackett. She lives on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 131st Street in one of seven buildings that make up the East River Apartments, a Section 8 subsidized housing development in East Harlem.

Hackett, a three-time cancer survivor with asthma, said the elevator in her building had been out of service for weeks. She lives on the sixth floor.

“I can’t get some of my medication because the elevator is...

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