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Matt, that sounds more like real estate S&M...
MY "real estate porn" is the polar opposite: I plug in ZIP codes from my home city and fantasize about what I could buy for what I paid for my Manhattan apartment.
I wonder if the Tiffany glass window conveys...
Can someone who lives in the building tell us what actually happened with the rent reductions? I live in a Rockrose building (The Archive) and they gave everyone an immediate and automatic rent reduction for the days the building was without power and water after the hurricane, we didn't even have to ask. I think that's what responsible landlords do. We are now considering moving either within our building or possibly to 50 Murray, and it would make a difference if I knew Rose did not make its tenants whole for the hurricane.
Ten four over and out, how long are you planning on continuing to live there? Do you want to renew your lease?
Separately what possible benefit would an anonymous complaint to the AG serve? And from the AG's POV, with all of the complaints and legal problems in NYS, why would the AG take action on a matter where the complaintant didn't even want to give a name?
and i wouldnt do that--if they havent agreed to the rent rebate, they may fock with your credit
witholding from a big bad corp like rose not a good idea
you should just pay them less rent for a month with a letter attached showing your rent divided by 30 and then multiplied by the # of days you weren't able to inhabit the apartment. if you never left, you really have no leg to stand on.
Naive housewife. What's the easiest way to file a complaint with the AG? Can you do that anonymously?
Bramstar, this is an "issue" because politicians can look good pointing the finger at these LLs. Remember all LLs are evil.
You can like RC/RS, you can hate RC/RS but passing this hilarious law would do nothing to address the issue of affordable housing.
This is an issue because bleeding hearts in this city think it's just so very wrong, unjust, and frankly Downton Abbey-ish to exercise such blatant class distinctions in our more "enlightened" age.
I'm sure landlords would be more than happy to allow RS tenants use of market amenities if said tenants would agree drop their RS leases and pay market rents...
Seriously, though, this whole thing is just so stupid. The law is crystal clear. You get what you pay for. Why is this even an issue?
Consigliere: I don't believe it would help anyone. I think it's just political grandstanding.
Let's assume she is a good person, my question for you is how does this help RSTs if the law goes into effect?
Does this law increase the amount (supply) of affordable housing?
Does this law address the issues with the current system?
Does this law prevent any RSTs from being evicted?
I don't know her but IMO her constituents are really dumb if they believe this address the real issue.
Also don't forget your building lobby security tapes! Find out the exact date and time that this package was allegedly signed for, and get on the horn to your building manager ASAP to requisition those tapes before they erase them (most buildings hold the tapes for 30 days I believe).
NOT an uninteresting post; everybody loves a good mystery. Now you better tell us how this turns out.
jel: Right. It's the doorman (or another staff member, relieving the doorman for a break or lunch) who
receives packages. Not very likely that DHL would deliver it to the wrong address and it would then be accepted by the doorman at that wrong address.
The doorman's log-book is there for him and the staff to keep a record of deliveries that they sign for,
so they are not depending on their memory. The fact that the staff said they "don't remember" makes it seem that the delivery arrived and it was signed-for with a phony name , not entered into the log-book.
Who was manning the door at your Building at the time of the delivery? The log-book will have the name of the doorman on duty there.
(Why did you wait " a couple of weeks" ? Weren't you expecting the delivery?)
Listen to Truth. I had a similar problem and dealt with it that way.
Have you tried 24 5th ave? They have a large staff (porters as well as doormen) all of whom can sign for packages. I'm wracking my brain and cannot for certain say there's a J Cortez but for some reason that name rings a bell... Also, 24 5th has a relatively large package room so it is not unfeasible that something might linger there, even a larger package, and be overlooked.
Just a shot in the dark...
Defies the laws of physics, bigger on the inside
@ Aael921, Yes ours is a condo and a very cooperative building management team. Of course the understanding was that it would be "non-noisy" work on Saturdays but still a lot could be done (wall prep, pre-painting, painting, tiling, installing fixtures/accessories, closets etc). We had notified our immediate neighbors on the same floor, one floor above and below of the same, either personally or slipping a flyer under their door. Yes we were renting in the meantime so time was of the essence.
I posted above re 3 bed/2 bath gut reno. We're now past six months and counting (though, I THINK, just about finished). What amazes me most about the original post upon re-reading it is that svroad was able to have word done on Saturdays. Between the complaining neighbors and the board, this would never fly in my building. Perhaps it's a condo/coop thing, but good for you. That saves $ for everyone involved, particularly if you are renting in the meantime.
The key is to research before buying a property. Know as much information and all the steps involved. Do not just listen to what you hear but seek advice from friends and family who may have gone through the same process. The savings you will get would mean a difference and you will have much more control over the sale.
@BonacStyle: I am not sure I understand your question.
Actually it sounds like this person did a lot of research (including on this site). There are certain things that you don't learn unless you have first hand experience with something. Everyone knows that things not included in the original proposal will cost money, but it takes experience to know how important it is to plan every single outlet and light fixture unless you want to pay to do it later. It seems like a lot of comments on this thread are about the OP's rating of his GC as 3/5. The GC seems like he did a good job. But when you finish a project, pay $100K or more, and they are cutting a hole in your completed bathroom tile to make a vent.... how can you not feel frustrated? When your project is completed and the GC does not replace the fire alarms in your apartment, after you have paid a huge sum of money, it's natural to feel frustrated and maybe even disrespected. Of course you want the walls and basic plumbing to be done correctly, but after a huge renovation (especially one where the owner has basically taken on a part time job of planning things), it is not ideal if the GC lacks attention to detail and is fixing completed parts of the project such as the tile. Just my thoughts
There are always options. You could have someone build new closets or you can hire a company to put in a custom closet
Hi there - I am in the process of getting my original closet taken out of my apartment and a newer closet built.
I have had quotes from "non" custom closet companies (california and a competitor).
Since these companies only re-do the insides and don't offer anything really truly custom to fit with my over 9 feet ceilings and some electrical re-work that will need to happen, I wanted to see if there were other options, such as creating a new closet with wood/support and closet systems from scratch.
I have been told by several people its not "worth" it to re-do the outsides of my closets, but I just wanted more options.
California closets came in really reasonable, but again, that's because they would only be re-doing the inside of the closet.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Back up over $9 a share this morning. Hopefully will continue to climb over the next few months.
This is apparently a worsening situation. Thanks Riversider for the persistent reporting on this alarming topic.
A great deal of the prepared deli items used to come from Mitchel London. I don't shop at the deli counter much these days, but when I the last few times I passed by the conter didn't notice the Mitchel London signs. Could be an oversight, perhaps they switched sources. But if they didn't then the problem is external
I feel like their hot prepared food might have been better a couple years ago
I guess it started around 2011...
Pricing optimization is intended to allow Fairway Market to......improve the profitability of Fairway’s grocery stores
It is brand new, they just recently covered the old façade with new, red brick. I think the scaffolding only came down within the last month or so. It really improves the look of the that corner at 86th and York.
This must be a wicked old picture, outside building facade looks brand new.
notadmin: It's not a new scam , so no surprise.
> They found someone else tapped into my meter.
cykang, I suggest you turn your heat down to 55 or even 50 when you're not there. I think you'll find that it makes a big difference in energy usage.
I had a problem like that. I turned off everything in the apartment at the circuit breaker and then checked out my meter. It was running like crazy. I immediately called ConEd. They found someone else tapped into my meter.
The bill says I used 946 KwH but I wasn't even home the full 30 days in the month. At most home 20 days, lower heat to 65 when not home. Don't cook. Hardly use DW or laundry- I don't know if this normal but is there a way to dispute this?
I have a great floor guy
Email me at email@example.com
Does anyone else have anyone that they'd be able to recommend for flooring work?
Need to fix/restore/replace small parts of my beautiful oak floor (prewar bldg.) and the areas have to look seamless and blend in with the rest of the floor.
Any recommendations on who can do this?
We've owned in this building for the past three years. We've used it as both a pied-a-terre and as a rental. It is a great building. LArger than average size. Flexible rules (pets, rentals, approvals, etc.) Very well maintained by on-site team, good financials, excellent friendly door staff.
We put about 35% down so it is definitely not 80% down required. As others have noted - it is min 20% down.
Only negative is distance to subway.
Since this is a condop - how should it be priced psf wise?
it is 80% financing allowed. i'm certain.
I am quite sure it is 20% down, not 80%.
Is it really only 20% down 80% financed? this unit last year had 80% MIN DOWN. That could be a reason why bedrooms are cheaper....basically straight cash homey!
I have lived at 10 Liberty/been with Glenwood for almost 2 years (and rented in NYC for the last ten), and this is by far the best building and experience I have had. Clean, great service, everyone goes out of their way to help. The application process was rigorous and took longer than I would have guessed, but was worth it.
We are glad that you are considering living with Glenwood, Sally. We have buildings in convenient locations across Manhattan and The Brittany would be a great choice.
Our goal is to provide the best luxury living experience and highest quality service in New York for all our residents.
Please feel free to use the Contact Us page on the Glenwood website at http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/contact/ to ask any questions.
Hi. I read good things about the management at Brittany. But it was some years ago. Any comments please from current residents on how good the managers and staff there are? Anything that I should be aware of before I sign the lease?
MtgeProf's experience is very different from mine. It seems that 007 is right about different standards for different buildings.
At the Brittany, I have negotiated rent freezes several times, as well as one big decrease (after 2001). All staff have treated us well - doormen, repairmen, and escorts are all efficient, gracious, and helpful.
It seems like Glenwood has different standards for different buildings. We lived in the Pavilion from 1/08 to 3/09. It was the worst experiences we had. The staff treated us as if we were a burden. The doorman talked on phones rather than opening doors or helping with groceries. The garbage chutes were dirty and smelled badly. They were locked after 9pm and thus garbage was piled on the floor. Lower floors complained about mice. We paid more than $5500. per month and some of our neighbors would be described as "shelter population with poor hygiene that created an unpleasant odor in the corridor". all of our complaints to management about dirt, smell etc were not addressed. It was a relief to move out. It was the first time in 30 years that we have not tipped building's staff in December. Hopefully other buildings are not as old and are nicer. We do not recommend the Pavilion or Glenwood! Luxury it is not!
You may run into some problems with venting and being far enough away from operable windows/doors.
It is not possible to suggest anything without having a look at it, so please can you post some photos of it as then only I can suggest on it.
My current apartment used to have two separate kitchens. Only one remains but in the former kitchen there is a capped gas line coming our from the riser. How problematic or simple is it to utilize this gas line for a gas heat stove or gas fireplace?
Coop approval and permits should not be a problem since there are other fireplaces in the building and the coop is very relaxed. Venting seems like in would be simple as well since there are exterior walls onto our patio adjacent this gas line.
Prices have started to climb up in that building. It will continue as the St. Vincents project comes to completion.
I would not sell unless you had a great investment opportunity elsewhere.
Probably will go up further, especially after Rudin building
is finished and the neighborhoods adjusts to it
Of course it will be a discount to the Rudine buildings, but given the location and the transformation of the area, does 175 West 12 have the ability to creep into 1700-2000 psf? Just trying to see if it is dumb to sell now or hold for a few more years.
At least another year. The building will remain at a discount as it is 60s construction.
I never paid for "insider" status and never needed it.
I sold without streeteasy comps, at a few thousand below 500k in profit.
No streeteasy comps needed.
You can complain all you want but you will end up like the comment-posters on that "bring back the old streeteasy (or whatever the title of that discussion was):
Instead of allowing themselves to be shamed by those streeteasy commenters, who thought it was a good idea to "bump", re-bump, that thread:
Zillow just renovated the streeteasy website, so that the discussions are no longer on the "front page".
(why would Zillow want the streeteasy alkies and their ridiculous drunken trolling to be on the front page of the streeteasy website?)
I informed those posters that the streeteasy shaming was not working but they continued and now there is no Zillow-shaming available and the list of discussions is not on the front page.
Silly wabbits do stunandi things.
There's nothing to cancel. SE did away with for-money insider status back in January.
Go to your account settings, and you'll see a $10.89 charge for January, and then a small refund for however many days.
how do I cancel "insider"?
I am definitely cancelling if I am not allowed to export closed sales info so that i can manipulate the data on my own. an awesome feature of old format.
What makes everyone think that "insider" status matters to Zillow. For SE, they needed the cash flow. Zillow has a different model, and selling display advertising isn't it either.
Thanks huntersburg. Any contractors or architects out there who might have a sense of the all in cost?
c0c0 might know, he had this work done on his outhouse upstate.
Hi, does anyone know a ballpark figure to apply coffered ceilings (fairly decorative) on newly sheet rocked ceilings -- about 450-500 sq ft?
I have to agree with NYCMatt about the durability of Formica. My new apartment has a kitchen not touched since 1952 (except for new appliances in 1991). The Formica countertops on the metal cabinets are in perfect condition although they're as ugly as ... Maybe Formica from the 1950s was made better than the newer versions. Can't wait to do the kitchen remodel.
Is there any one who has done [url=http://washingtonianhomesva.com/]Ceramic Tiles Fairfax VA[/url] in there kitchen?I have to remodel my home,can anyone give me idea?
Anybody have any experience with glass composite? I think a brand like glassos. Also what is the cost compared to quartz composite? thanks
ph: I have a huge container of 511. Entertained thoughts of doing it myself (got it at HD). Too lazy, and also I had thoughts of buffing the surface before.
Actually just checked where to buy more, as I am running out of the product - seems Home Depot carries it.
I hear you, Bloomsday. Sorry you lost your friend. Positive vibes in hoping you get it back intact!
You could always use social media to try to track it down...though it's perhaps too late for that.
That sux. So sorry Bloomie. :-(
I know its all about RE but my bike was stolen yesterday (31st/BDWY) along with my krptonite lock. I know its silly, but I feel like a lost a friend...and feeling guilty by letting my good friend get taken away by some miscreant.
Typo: "flaming" s/b "flaking".
Why not scrap (& scrape) the paint altogether - & just have the natural iron exposed?
It would (in my opinion) add an industrial-type look, in a finish that would go with virtually any decorating scheme - AND no more flaming paint chips to contend with.
The safest option, of course, would be to enclose them, as I can personally attest.
Many, many moons ago, as a child in our prewar Crown Heights apartment, I had to use the bathroom really badly.
My father was inside with the door locked, preparing to take a shower.
I kept banging & yelling for him to open the door, which he finally did, buck naked except for a shower cap. Truly a sight to behold.
I pushed my way inside, forcing him to back up - which he did - right into the silver painted riser.
He gave a loud scream as his butt made contact, & I can almost remember hearing a sizzle as it did so.
What sticks in my mind most, however, is the strange odor I smelled immediately, which reminded me of burnt peaches (or what I thought burnt peaches would smell like).
Obviously he DID need to get into that shower - & quickly!
I am dealing with the same problem again this year.
Any news ways to cover up heat pipes? Tired of having them re-painted.
I have one expoed heat pipe in the powder room and my painter says he will use oil based primer and paint. Hopefully that will prevent peeling.
what material is the rope?