THE BRONX — For four months, more than 300 seniors at the Middletown Senior Plaza Center say they've had sleepless nights.
Many of them were worried because their building's back door is broken, left opened and unlocked.
"They are our most vulnerable people and the there is not way to assure their safety. This is an open invitation for intruders. This has to be fixed," Bronx Councilmember Jimmy Vacca said.
When PIX11 News arrived the door was open, but it took two people to push it open.
"If there is a fire, what would happen?" asked one senior who did not want to be identified.
PIX11 News reached out to the New York City Housing Authority, the agency that runs the building, and they sprung into action.
A NYCHA spokesperson said "a vendor will be making repairs tomorrow (Thursday). While repairs are being made, the NYCHA security guard will monitor the area 24/7.
"We apologize for the impact this has had on residents and appreciate their patience as we work to resolve the issue."