A hardscrabble band of Chelsea tenants snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when, 30 minutes before a planned protest, their landlord agreed to the repairs they’ve requested for nearly two years. About 20 people gathered on the morning of Thursday, April 21 at 225 W. 23rd St./220 W. 24th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.), to get Akelius Management to remediate the ventilation problems tenants say affects their health and safety.
“Today did turn out to be a bit of a victory celebration, because this morning the landlord finally agreed to do what we’ve been calling on them to do for about two years,” said District 3 City Councilmember Erik Bottcher.