Steam pipe; Photo:WNBC

Even though it's supposed to be spring, the past few weeks have had a few cold days and nights (just like today), and many apartment buildings sometimes only have heart turned on when temperatures drop to a certain level while others are always unbearably warm. This isn't uncommon, and that's why news of a Brooklyn woman who died when her apartment went to 100 degrees is so disturbing. While a faulty pipe under 57 year-old Constance Lloyd's apartment has been named the culprit, neighbors say that the building has been this hot before (floors too hot to walk on, walls too hot to touch).

If you have problems with the heat in your apartment, call 311.