Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Google Group

February 11, 2009

There is now a google group set up for tenants – click here to join.


Building Assessment Fee Issue

October 2, 2008

The funding for the building assessment should not be divided by the number of units, but by the percentage of common interest allocated to each apartment listed under the Offering Plan. Under the introduction of the Offering Plan (pg 9. section 5) “The Board of Managers may impose special assessments in order to meet emergencies, contingencies, or other unforeseen events, which will become the financial obligation of each purchaser of a Condominium Apartment. These assessments will be levied in the direct proportion to the percentage of common interest allocated to each apartment. The reason the offering plan states this is because someone in a one bedroom should not be paying the same assessment fee as someone in a 2 bedroom or penthouse. Based on the offering plan the Board would need a majority of the unit owner’s votes to override this.

Air conditioning problem..

July 17, 2008

The AC in my apt  is  working in the bedrooms but not in the living room.  I’m on the A line – maybe just a problem on that line ?  Anyone else having AC problems ?  I have not had any success in getting a response re this or my punch list items..

Punch Lists

July 17, 2008

I have many outstanding items on my punch list – and I’m not getting any response – anyone else in the same boat ? This is taking too long – it’s almost 4 mths for me now..

Notice of Revised Property Value

April 25, 2008

Used to be the only thing I’d get from “The City of New York Department of Finance” was parking tickets. Those were the days. Anyone else get one of these? Or know what it means?

On the bright side, we finally got doors for our kitchen cabinets yesterday! Once the shelves come in we can actually put things away. . . And the hot water is flowing away.

– Philip Ryan, 4A

Meet your neighbors

April 18, 2008

Seeing as more and more people have been moving in, we were wondering if others were interested in meeting on the common deck for a little “Meet your Neighbors” on Saturday afternoon.

Water Issues

April 17, 2008

I’m sure most people are aware already, but water service was out for the entire building for several hours this past saturday. It had something to do with an emergency on the street. Does anyone else have any more information? And is that issue somehow related to the lack of hot water starting last night?

On a semi-related front, I’m having an issue with fairly severe knocking when the faucet in the kitchen is suddenly shut off. I’m pretty sure this is due to a long run of pipe going back to the bathroom. I believe an arrestor would solve the problem, but I don’t believe this would be an easy fix. Anyone else having similar problems? None of us want a burst water pipe.

ceiling lights

April 17, 2008

Hey……Has anyone taken down the ceiling lights in the kitchen or anywhere else? I pulled them down to change out the bulbs for an eco-friendly bulb and they do not look right. There is not a lining on any of mine, just the grey insulation which gets pulled down along with the lights. Anyone have any ideas? That does not look normal.

2nd, anyone know how to connect the water line to the ice machine to get it started working?

Installation Tips /Questions ?

April 8, 2008

Onetwo just had a great tip re drilling into the slate tiles in the bathroom (copied  below).

The only thing I’ve discovered is that (i think) we have metal studs (instead of wood). I’m about to try and wall mount a TV (if anyone on the A line happens to have already discovered where the studs are in the master bedroom – that would be awesome! )

“To drill into the slate walls in the bathroom, you will need a diamond or carbide
tipped drill bit.  When drilling be careful not to put too much pressure on the
drill bit or you may crack the tile–let the bit do the work for you.  Also, if you
keep the tile and bit cool with water the bit will last longer.   It takes a while
to get through the tile, so be patient. Finally, use hollow wall anchors to keep
your fixtures in place.

I installed several fixtures in my bathroom without cracking any tiles–good luck!”

Create your own post

April 6, 2008

Hi – i just set some of you up to create your own posts (i believe you would have gotten an email to say so). If anyone I missed wants to be able to do that – please comment here and i’ll add you – you don’t need to put your email in the comment – but you do need to log in with a proper email.

There is a login link at the bottom right of this page under the heading Meta – or you can click here .