- Published in: DNAInfo.com
Tenants of two rundown South Bronx apartment buildings — who say they have grown fed up after years of dealing with leaks, rotting walls, bedbugs and mice — are going to court to wrest control of their homes from a private equity firm.
Residents of 755 Jackson Ave. and 836 Faile St. say their already poor living conditions worsened when their buildings fell into foreclosure and then into the hands of Stabilis Capital Management, a New York-based private equity firm, in 2011 and 2012.
“I got a cat just to kill the mice — they eat up my daughter’s clothes,” said Angelica Rosado, who lives at 755 Jackson Ave. with her husband and 4-year-old disabled daughter and uses her stove to heat her freezing apartment. “I was living in the projects before, but it was never like this — there was always heat and hot water and no mice.”