Follow-up Friday: Goya gives food to Bronx tenants without gas, elderly couple getting chemo given parking space

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NEW YORK — PIX11 got a lot done this week for people that need help.

Dozens of families at 1686 Clay Ave. in the Bronx had it with their landlord dragging his feet turning on their gas. After PIX11 called Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., those tenants finally got their gas back on. Food company Goya also helped out, delivering a truckload of products to those that were unable to cook for months.

Meanwhile, people living at 161 West 140th St. in Harlem have complained for months about problems in their building — which is run by the city's Housing Preservation and Development. Residents showed PIX11 how they're forced to bathe their children with buckets because they have no heat or hot water.

After the Harlem building's story aired, residents got their heat back with the help of the Mayor's office, Borough President Gail Brewers office and a local organization called PALANTE — People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation.

And a Brooklyn couple married for more than 60 years has struggled to get a parking space near the place where the wife gets chemotherapy treatment.

They finally got help. After our story, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center stepped in and is helping the couple so they can be finally be together during her treatment.

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