NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) –A 1010 WINS listener from New Jersey came to the rescue of a Brighton Beach couple who could not pay their electric bill.
The community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, and now residents who still have no heat are seeing astronomical electric bills as they run space heaters during this bitter winter.
After Sandy, the building at 601 Brightwater Court had no heat. Once the power was restored, the city gave out electric space heaters, so residents such as Pavel Gertsman and his wife could be warm.
He was grateful for that, but Gertsman recently got a whopping electric bill – about $150 higher than his average monthly bill. They are senior citizens, and do not have a lot of extra money.