Brooklyn great-grandmother needs home repairs after multiple apartment floods

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Barbara Mobley, 80, is a retired traffic cop and great-grandmother living in Brooklyn. This weekend was a nightmare for her when water suddenly came out of her bathroom and wouldn’t stop, even pouring out the front door and down the hallway.

“How many times has it flooded this weekend? Thrice. I called the fire department twice. They said it was fixed and it wasn’t fixed well,” Mobley said.

PIX11 News saw repair crews working in his apartment on Tuesday, but Mobley said they had already been there and the problem had not been fixed. Mobley said the problem started on Friday. Crews came and told him it was fixed, but he was flooded again on Saturday. Crews returned on Sunday, but Mobley said the water returned for the third time.

Mobley wants a plumber and a guarantee that this will never happen again. Carol Barnes, chair of Linden Houses tenants, said the development, which is part of a public-private partnership, is under new management and they are carrying out major renovations.

PIX11 News contacted the management company, called Stanley Avenue Preservation. They sent a picture of the repaired pipe and said: ‘This break is the result of a corroded pipe discovered during renovations and repaired on Monday. We apologize to Mrs Mobley and will reimburse her for the damaged goods.

A NYCHA spokesperson told PIX11 News, “NYCHA has reached out to our management partners at PACT for an update and to fully resolve the issue.”