Author Topic: Washington Plaza  (Read 109881 times)

Offline Lilybell

  • Mayor
  • *******
  • Posts: 1129
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #690 on: January 10, 2018, 12:13:56 PM »
BEB, I have an irrational dislike of swag lights. The photo I attached before is almost a year old - I have since furnished the room. Here's a more recent photo - the weird marks on the wall are shadows from the ceiling light.

Offline Joyce45

  • Tourist
  • **
  • Posts: 10
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #691 on: January 10, 2018, 08:11:05 PM »
Cool. You can't even tell its curved anymore.

Offline BEB

  • Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 82
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #692 on: January 11, 2018, 07:34:15 AM »
Looks great Lilybell! And I hear you about the swag. I love the projected texture on the wall. Agree you can't see the curve.

Offline MrPlaza

  • Activist
  • *****
  • Posts: 245
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #693 on: January 11, 2018, 03:22:31 PM »
Phew. Been a busy last few days! That curved wall is perfect for a round table. The seating would probably have to be custom, though :-\

And Lilybell already pointed out that while there are other combo units, we're in the only 4-bedroom. There MIGHT be another one in the future. But I don't know. I know the sponsor has her eye on combining two apartments in Building B. Sixth floor I believe. But not sure if she's started on that yet.

Although we have years of fine-tuning ahead of us, we're just about finished with rounding out our furniture. Would folks be interested in having a little gathering at our place sometime?

Offline Lilybell

  • Mayor
  • *******
  • Posts: 1129
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #694 on: January 12, 2018, 12:51:39 PM »
Hey Mr P! 

One of the apartments used to make your 4-bedroom is the same floorplan as mine - I guess the curved wall disappeared during the renovation/apartment combining.

I think a get-together sounds like fun. I'm embarrassed to admit I'm still in the process of buying furniture even though I've been in the apartment for a year now. I had to return all of the custom furniture I bought (which was 4 months late!) and start over (shoddy sewing on the cushions). I still need to paint a few rooms but I want to wait until I have all of my furniture so I pick the right colors. And then I can finally hang up my artwork.  I get paralyzed by indecision (especially when choosing paint colors). But I'm going credenza shopping after work today and just bought a chair from Room and Board so I'm slowly getting there!

I'm not sure if you've seen this - it was posted really early in the life of this thread. It's floorplans for the complex from way before the renovations. I love staring at the layouts of all of the apartments!

http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dlo?obj=ldpd_YR_0914_QNS_001_003&size=large


Offline jo3boxer

  • Tourist
  • **
  • Posts: 16
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #695 on: January 17, 2018, 12:48:45 PM »


And Lilybell already pointed out that while there are other combo units, we're in the only 4-bedroom.

hey i heard you have the only 4-bedroom, any truth to that?


Offline MrPlaza

  • Activist
  • *****
  • Posts: 245
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #696 on: January 17, 2018, 07:30:33 PM »


And Lilybell already pointed out that while there are other combo units, we're in the only 4-bedroom.

hey i heard you have the only 4-bedroom, any truth to that?
Thought that was clear in your quoting of me  ;)

Offline N00b

  • Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 98
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #697 on: February 23, 2018, 12:01:38 PM »
Is there a non-public forum for shareholders of Washington Plaza to discuss ongoing concerns and issues? I think it's a good idea to be able to have some sort of discussion and arrive at a consensus outside of board meetings (since they're rare and not everyone can attend, etc.) that can be presented to the Sponsor, who has the controlling vote for the foreseeable future, by a united front. I think individual complaints are probably less meaningful than a coalition of sorts, but I do want to minimize the amount we share here since it's public (airing out dirty laundry and all that) and I'm more interested in solutions.

I'd be happy to set up an email for this purpose and manage an email group (though, not sure how to filter out imposters lol) if others are interested.

Thanks!

Offline Lilybell

  • Mayor
  • *******
  • Posts: 1129
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #698 on: February 23, 2018, 03:18:45 PM »
Hi noob, I think the board president has started something - I remember getting an email about it but I didn't pay close attention. I'll see if I can find it for you.

Offline N00b

  • Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 98
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #699 on: February 23, 2018, 05:33:01 PM »
Hi noob, I think the board president has started something - I remember getting an email about it but I didn't pay close attention. I'll see if I can find it for you.

Thanks! Please PM me the info. Much appreciated.

Offline Simka

  • Council Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 313
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #700 on: March 01, 2018, 12:55:58 AM »
I saw a mention upthread of apartments in the B building on the sixth floor being combined. What they're doing is combining B63 with C63. That means they're breaking through the thick brick wall between B and C.

I'm surprised this is allowed by the city. Don't those brick walls between buildings serve as protection against fires spreading from building to building?

There's reportedly a stop-work order on the demolition now, but it's because of some asbestos issue.

Offline Simka

  • Council Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 313
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #701 on: March 01, 2018, 01:14:48 AM »
Oh, by the way, does anyone know anything about this reference to a new HVAC system? I spotted it in the DOB permit for the redoing of the courtyard walkways."FILING TO REPAIR AND REPLACE ALL CONCRETE PATHS WITHIN THE PROPERTY INCLUDING ALONG THE EXISTING PATHS TO RAMPS & STEPS AT SIDE STREET YARDS, REPLACEMENT OF THE FENCE ALONG THE PROPERTY LINE AND INSTALLATION OF NEW 1 TON HVAC SYSTEM AND RELATED FINISHES AS PER PLANS FILED HEREWITH."
http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/WorkPermitDataServlet?allisn=0003340283&allisn2=0002848254&allbin=4029556&requestid=6

Offline MrPlaza

  • Activist
  • *****
  • Posts: 245
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #702 on: March 01, 2018, 07:36:02 AM »
I feel like I saw that too, but don’t hold you’re breath if you think they’re installing central air. The sponsor outright said no that ain’t happening. I feel like that must be a mistake, or a catch all for something else. Or maybe HVAC for the basement? That could make sense.

As for the combo apartment, are you absolutely sure? That seems like a bizarre approach.

Offline Simka

  • Council Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 313
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #703 on: March 01, 2018, 09:56:44 AM »
I feel like I saw that too, but don’t hold you’re breath if you think they’re installing central air. The sponsor outright said no that ain’t happening. I feel like that must be a mistake, or a catch all for something else. Or maybe HVAC for the basement? That could make sense.

As for the combo apartment, are you absolutely sure? That seems like a bizarre approach.
Oh, yes, there's no doubt that they're combining those apartments. They've been planning on it ever since the family in C63 took the buyout offer and left. I agree, it seems bizarre, but the opportunity to construct a three- or four-bedroom top-floor apartment must be irresistible to the landlord/sponsor. 

I'm sure the new HVAC system doesn't involve central air—at least, not in the foreseeable future. That would mean heavy-duty construction in every single apartment to run ductwork. But, aside from AC, I have no idea what a big HVAC system in a big apartment complex would be for.

I'm a renter, but if I were an owner I'd ask about this, especially why they're doing it, and also whether it will have an impact on your maintenance. (They'll undoubtedly apply for major capital improvement rent increases for the tenants because of it.)

Offline Lilybell

  • Mayor
  • *******
  • Posts: 1129
Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #704 on: March 01, 2018, 10:23:26 AM »
Crap, I am worried that we are going to get yet another maintenance increase if we get new HVAC. 

I just heard we might not get the gym until about 2-years from now. Grrrrr. 

They've started work on the hallways in Building A. Lots of paint scraping going on.

Jackson Heights Life

Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #704 on: March 01, 2018, 10:23:26 AM »