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Some Tenants Face an Unfamiliar Squeeze on Their Pocketbooks: An Electric Bill

New York Times Online | Sun- Feb 8, 2009 | MANNY FERNANDEZ

Like other New York City renters, tenants at a large apartment complex on Roosevelt Island grew so accustomed to one perk that they tended to overlook it: They never paid separately for electricity because it was included in the rent.

But that is set to change. Residents of the 1,003-unit complex, formerly known as Eastwood and now called Roosevelt Landings, will receive electricity bills for the first time in April.

Missy Feliciano, 39, who lives in a four-bedroom unit with her mother and three children, was stunned by her bill: $815.51

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