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Oh come on aboutready, it's entirely inconsequential. But I still care.
AR, your husband benefitting from JPM's woes?
the building is run by an out of control board and property manager. many residents are in terror of the board president and property manager. one employee has already threatened another employee with extreme physical violence. the building is a facade for corruption and tyranny. run from the building. do not buy here if you value your family and yourself.
Rway was excellent. Fast, careful, and fair. My only complaint is that their management claimed to answer emails. All issues were resolved in my favor, but it took old-fashioned phone calls.
Their corps of ex- and moonlighting firefighters were entertaining, too.
I used Flat Rate twice and they were excellent!
Moving Men, Inc. I tried them and was very happy with their work. There were absolutely no surprises, no subcontracting, and no overages. They were very careful with some expensive items.
I recommended them to some others who were very happy. One involved moving a business with heavy equipment and a rickety elevator. They were top notch, even when they couldn't fit things in the elevator and had to walk them down 3 flights of stairs.
So prior threads here recommended Moishes Movers, but their recent reviews on Yelp are really bad, with complaints that you can be assigned a random sub contractor, sub par crew. We need careful decent local movers for a relatively simple move -- don't want to overpay just to get a fancy brand name. We had a horrible horrible experience last year when we moved long distance to NYC with a national moving company. Recommendations?
Different insurers set their underwriting differently, and often come up with outlier pricing on some risks for non-obvious reasons. I have never had a claim, but used Travelers, Chubb and AIG before switching to PURE recently. Are you eligible for USAA? Many swear by them -- they would not insure my weekend house so not an option for me.
That's odd about Amica charging so much more. Maybe you got a bad rep and should try again. I was stunned to find that my bill for 2016 actually went down by almost $10 a month from what I paid in 2015. And by the way, Amica gave me an "e-discount/autopay discount, " so if you do go with them, ask for it.
Thanks all! I got my amica quote and it was higher than expected (almost double) although covering the same things....weird no? what makes the difference?
Thanks, Propinquity. I too am looking into first time coverage and happened to get a solicitation from Amica for auto insurance. I just got through speaking with them, and they were very helpful and efficient in reviewing multiple options. Of course, I also hope never to have a claim.
Chubb is great and handled a large-ish claim of mine well, including putting me up at a 5 star hotel nearby for a week during repairs, but I too dropped them due to increases this year and took PURE. Chubb also got bought by ACE this past year, although I'm not sure if means anything practical.
Can anyone recommend a CPA who is not too expensive and can manage a dual citizenship. This will be for next year's file. I am also looking for a bit of advice right now.
eastside, if he had to come to the building and stay there and instead of his home, you have to pay him at least 8 hours if not 16 hours. If he lives in the building or close by, perhaps less. In many cases, such emergencies are included in super's duties without overtime payment. You should check on that.
If it's a co-op, does the Board budget for and pay any bonuses to staff at the end of the year? If so, then the Board should explicitly link the bonus to situations such as this.
Building issue: Zero extra pay. He's the Superintendent, the building should be in top working order at all times. Comes with the job. And with the full time apartment.
I take it the super is usually off the clock on weekend so his going away is something he's doing on his own time, just like most people don't clock in on the weekends. So it isn't a matter of this only taking a few minutes every 4 hours. He had to complete change his weekend plans, come back to the building, and stay there. You have to pay him a lot. How would you feel if you went away for the weekend and then had to go back to work/
This was a BUILDING issue not an apartment issue - super lives in the building but goes away most weekends and was called home on saturday to monitor a boiler situation until plumbers arrived the next day......responsibility was to check boiler every 4 hours for 16 hours - so what would be appropriate OT in this situation ie just the time to check the boiler or the entire 16 hours eventhough the majority of that time was spent in his apartment?
This is a big problem since a lot of people are using internet services rather than cable. You should approach your board about this. Your board may not realize that this is a prevalent trend right now.
I think your board is doing this because in order for Verizon to wire up your building they required some sort of minimum of sign ups or a fee from your building to compensate for the wiring.
Our co-op had received a proposal from RCN to wire the building but required a pretty sizable monthly payment. The board said no and we were left with only TWC.
what neighborhood is this in?
My condo building is currently wired for Time Warner Cable only. I get a promotional rate for Internet only and renew it each year and am happy with what I get for the price. If I want to discontinue service, I can, without any penalty.
However, there's a motion to replace TWC with Verizon Fios, and if passed by majority vote, the Cable TV and Internet would be included in the monthly HOA fee, and individuals wouldn't be able to choose the package they want, or wouldn't be able to switch packages because it's all pre-negotiated.
If this happens, people like me, who don't want Cable TV would likely be paying more money and be subsidizing those who watch Cable TV. And people who don't want any service (these people are probably even more in the minority), would be even worse off.
I feel that this is very unfair. I can understand that people may want service that's not TWC, but what this is doing is a bit extreme in the other direction. I'd love to hear other people's opinions on this.
DO NOT rent here if you can avoid it. The building's sales office and model apartments look beautiful and for the rents they are charging, you think you're living in a luxury building. But it's all a facade.
We have had NO working stove or oven since January 4, 2016. Con Ed turned off the gas after discovering illegal gas work was. Let's leave aside the incredible danger all of the residents of 100 apartments were in (if you can)...
The management company and owners haven't even given us a turn on date yet. There has been no compensation or rent credit, besides a $19.99 hot plate and a $100 Amex gift card for the tremendous inconvenience. It takes 45 minutes to boil a pot of water.
On top of that, the construction and fixtures in this building are incredibly flimsy. Elevators stop working, the heater/AC units break down constantly, bathroom doors don't lock, shower faucets fall off – every day it's something else.
Do yourself a favor and live somewhere else.
Most of the employees are idiots , not all , but most
I have used Rabbit Movers as have several friends in NYC. Found them to be really reliable and they often have a Groupon or similar deal to be had.
I found the smaller companies to be better also.
I mean to say we also moved with All Star and they were exactly what i hoped for. (I also wrote "there" above when I meant "their")
OK here is the definitive story. All the major companies Johns, Moshe's, Shleppers etc draw from a giant pool of people to be there movers. Some are seasoned, some are new. Many care, many don't. It is very hit or miss here and you can have a great experience with one and a horrible experience with the same one a day later. If you want grownups who treat you with respect to move your stuff you need to find a company who has staff movers who are overseen and trained. There are several of these companies in New York. One is JP Urban Moving and another is ALl Star. Expect to pay more for these. We have used them both. Shleppers quoted us like $1800 (we could not stand them) and All Star was around $3000. We moved three years later and due to scheduling could not get All Star. I did the same search for a boutique mover and found JM. They charged us $3300. We moved a very large two bedroom. The cost of the stress alone was worth it for me. If you are only interested in saving money then it does not make a difference which mover you pick. You might as well be playing dice.
Hi! the computer time is about as long as the shooting time as it is impossible for a camera to shoot interiors and the outside view in the same photo, thus there is quite a bit of cutting and pasting the outside view of most photos. I can shoot in an hour if the property is in good shape, clean and organized. Just a matter of small adjustments with lights, furniture, cords, etc.. Thanks for asking!!
How long does it take to shoot this? as seems a reasonable price, how much of your effort is staging a photo versus the actual post photo processing etc.
If they all look as good as this - http://www.mccarthyfoto.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=10&p=2 then worth it as I know this apartment.......lol looks great in the photo.
have used before, top notch
Hi fellow brokers, I love to shoot and do so for Elliman, Town, Raveis, etc and would love to shoot for you! Check out my page as I cannot put photos here apparently. Am in Brooklyn near the bridge. Have wheel and the best gear that exists. Thanks so much and best to you! Brendan
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This building appears, from the street, to have a roof deck of some sort... any info on that? not part of current listings....
We have 28 units in our building and work with MD Squared. We love them.
I really liked working with Metro Management. They are pretty efficient. Their office is on 21st Street.
We are a boutique building in LIC (21 units). we currently have First Management (chosen by sponsor) and we are fed up with it. We are looking to replace our management company. Any recommendation of companies that specialize in small buildings will be really helpful.
Is there an update on your apartment ?
Sorry but it seems like to be sure in this case you would definitely need to rip up one of the floor planks to check for mold (usually an inspector would take a swab, and if you want to know what kind of mold it is, they can grow it in their lab etc... ) If you are lucky and turns out there's no mold, it won't be very hard to fix that one plank you rip up if you have standard floor, especially if it's inside your bathroom.
If the area is small, you can even hire a handyman to treat the mold yourself (there are a lot of materials online, especially related to Sandy). Good luck and let us know what you decide to do.
Fieldschester: This is in NYC. But if you know someone good in Columbia County, I could still call them and see if they have any advice, or if they'd be willing to travel.
Tribby: Thanks for the tips. Our inspector only did air sample tests and a brief visual inspection (since the mold is under the floorboards, there's not much you can see without ripping up the floor). What other tests should they do? Also, I saw Big Apple's reviews on Yelp, but I saw a review elsewhere that made me reluctant to hire them.
Is this in NYC or up in C0lumbia C0unty?
..... "garbage is picked up three times a day" ... really ???
What kind of pests . . . . rats ?
Does anyone have an update here on the pest problems in this building? We'd appreciate some local knowledge please.
Not true! The garbage is picked up three times a day.Please don't post false statements online.
thanks. I find your post very informative.
Sounds like a great place
not heat . when you came and rent at 70 dahill rd . they want to rent for high price but is one huge problem because they never give heat and all winter in complaint about heat and the money you pay is not worth it because you don't have the services what they are mention in the contract. no heat, hallways smell like cigarette, only 4 washer machine for whole building, very bad place for you kids. plus the manager always ignore you if you wanna talk to them
Try Pete Zacchea. Loved working with him. 718-713-3499; decent fees and very knowledgeable!
I know one lawyer who is well experienced in this field who can take care of all the legal formalities of yours and can guide you in a correct way, so if you want then you can contact her on http://www.mwfloridalaw.com/.
I think muromec wants an American lawyer.
My friend Bob is very smart and knowledgeable and very inexpensive because he is retired.
Try calling him tonight at 017-450-6975.
NWT, my thoughts exactly.
Start by getting rid of the managing agent who can't come up with a good super.
Supers normally want a FREE APT and GET A DECENT PAY. Too many landlords are not willing to do this.
post an ad on craigslist. It's a lot of work getting a super, and they are in high demand. Expect to hold lots of interviews.
If you have a friend who lives in a good building, ask their super to recommend someone. In the old days, the whole village in the Balkans would become supers, one by one.
Look around in stepping stone neighborhoods. Especially those with less than ideal transportation.
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If a co-op has completed a lobby renovation, how can one upload new pictures of the entrance/lobby to the building's page, rather than to a specific unit's listing?