Police on Friday released a sketch of a suspect who allegedly pretended to be a water employee to get into the home of an 81-year-old Brooklyn man, while two others followed the suspect and stole his safe.
The city’s Department Of Environmental Protection will begin work to replace water meters in apartment buildings and skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building. The DEP said the upgrade will be a money-maker.
Sonia Bender is a widow who said she is about to lose the only means she has of supporting her three kids, the rents from two apartments and two retail businesses in a tiny upper Manhattan building, all because of glitches in the city’s new water meter system.
“Am I paying a mortgage here? Because that’s what it sounds like me: I’m paying a mortgage. $1,400 to pay for water, come on,” said Sahodra Samaroo.