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Offline newjhuser

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #675 on: December 19, 2017, 11:05:55 PM »
What’s a good tip for the staff for the holidays, any idea?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #676 on: December 19, 2017, 11:43:21 PM »
It seems like sales have slowed down? Is it because there aren't any available vacant apartments? Any more buy outs? I guess at some point, whether or not to buy out tenants will be up to coop owners rather than the sponsor.
I believe it's simply an issue of everything that was for sale being sold already. The sponsor is selling units in waves; not as they become available. So, I suspect the next wave will be sometime in 2018. Buyouts, or anything like that, are still in the sponsor's hands, however. At the end of the day, she is still the largest shareholder by a huge margin. I could be mistaken, but unless someone bought two apartments, my wife and I are the second-largest. But even then, most of the units are still occupied by renters — who rent from her. Making her still largely in control of what happens, and when.

Do we need a super majority to vote on something? If not, I assume Sponsor technically loses control of the board once she has less than 50%? I thought that's how Co-ops work.

In any case, I guess we can't really sell with the garden not in its best state.  :P

We had an apt in renovation on our floor but the work stopped, so I was curious.


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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #677 on: December 21, 2017, 05:18:41 PM »
I hear you. At the end of the day, we bought our place under the notion that all the things that haven’t been constructed yet will be. So, I don’t personally believe we’ll have fully realized the value of our investment until the work is done.

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« Reply #678 on: December 23, 2017, 12:42:25 PM »
Curious if anyone has done anything creative for wall treatments for the curved/rounded wall units? Also any fun thoughts from those with a kitchen w/ a cabinet space that didn't have shelving?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #679 on: January 02, 2018, 04:52:13 PM »
@MrPlaza, I think there's a combined unit every building? I know in my building D there's another combined 3br unit on the 1st floor. Which building are you in?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #680 on: January 05, 2018, 12:46:01 PM »
Happy New Year everyone!

llh, there are more than one combined units, but Mr. P has the only 4-bedroom.

Joyce, I also have a curved wall and am stumped what to do with it.  The only advice I've received is to make a design with a bunch of different colorful dishes/plates but that's not really my style. I ended up getting a super-fancy light fixture for the ceiling in the dining area which takes the focal point away from the curved wall. 

I was not thrilled to see our maintenance went up another 3%! I do not like how the owner and Dan seem to have complete control over us.

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« Reply #681 on: January 05, 2018, 04:32:06 PM »
as a non WP person, i am curious about the curved wall. i really like interesting design elements --we had a lot of them in my old house here in JH -- and that sounds cool to me.

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« Reply #682 on: January 06, 2018, 01:41:46 PM »
yea would you mind posting a pic? I think our unit used to have a curved wall in the dining room area before the remodel but they knocked it out post-renovations

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #683 on: January 06, 2018, 01:53:31 PM »
Does the wall curve in or out?

Offline Lilybell

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« Reply #684 on: January 07, 2018, 11:07:16 AM »
It curves in - here are two photos (taken from the living room):

 


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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #685 on: January 07, 2018, 11:26:26 AM »
Hi Lily - I have the same curved wall. I am going to do a wallpaper on the adjacent wall, but not sure what to do with that wall.

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« Reply #686 on: January 07, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
that looks awesome! what an interesting detail.

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« Reply #687 on: January 07, 2018, 08:34:34 PM »
That's terrific!  Since it appears to be right off of the kitchen, I'd consider built in seating. Restaurant banquette style with storage under the seat.  A round or oval table could be pulled in or out as needed.

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #688 on: January 08, 2018, 12:05:28 PM »
Ha, I just realized only one of the photos I posted is my actual apartment (the top one that I accidentally posted sideways).  The other one is a different unit and the wall curve is more pronounced.  I used to go around snooping in the empty apartments while they were being renovated and must have taken photos of one with a similar floorplan.

Joyce, thanks for posting your photo - I have a round table as well and a buffet against the part of my wall that is still straight (you'll see my wall isn't quite as curved). 

Noob, my former apartment in the D building had a round dining room but they made it into a 2nd bedroom and got rid of the curve to add more space for a closet.  I think they did that with a few of the apartments.

toque, I considered built-in seating but the placement of the ceiling light would have made it look weird. I can't handle it when tables aren't directly underneath the light fixture. 


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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #689 on: January 10, 2018, 06:56:59 AM »
toque and Lilybell, what about a swag type lighting fixture to adjust light placement over a table? Just a thought.

I love thinking about this curved wall problem. It such a unique feature. Personally, I'm obsessed with banquette type, built-in seating so I cast a vote in that direction. ;) Also the NYT and their offshoot wirecutter posted this dining table guide: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/smarter-living/how-to-choose-the-right-dining-table-for-your-home.html?

Good luck!

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #689 on: January 10, 2018, 06:56:59 AM »