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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #615 on: September 16, 2017, 04:20:19 AM »
So there's at least an enduring interest to have the building wired with a second option for internet? That's great to hear. I was beginning to think that plan got abandoned. And Godspeed on your renovation llh. You wanna know what sucks? Moving with a newborn. Haha.

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« Reply #616 on: September 17, 2017, 11:10:50 PM »
Congrats MrPlaza!! Our floor just got done hopefully we can close & move in soon (before our baby's born). Do they have FiOS Internet yet?

No, There is no FIOS yet. The FIOS cable goes to the basement but it is not hooked up to the floors because the management office wants to wait until after the hallway renovations.

But isn't hallway renovations like years to come? I thought they're prioritizing apt reno, then hallway no?

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« Reply #617 on: September 17, 2017, 11:25:51 PM »
Congrats MrPlaza!! Our floor just got done hopefully we can close & move in soon (before our baby's born). Do they have FiOS Internet yet?

No, There is no FIOS yet. The FIOS cable goes to the basement but it is not hooked up to the floors because the management office wants to wait until after the hallway renovations.

But isn't hallway renovations like years to come? I thought they're prioritizing apt reno, then hallway no?
That's my understanding as well.

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« Reply #618 on: September 18, 2017, 09:11:55 AM »
Congrats MrPlaza!! Our floor just got done hopefully we can close & move in soon (before our baby's born). Do they have FiOS Internet yet?

No, There is no FIOS yet. The FIOS cable goes to the basement but it is not hooked up to the floors because the management office wants to wait until after the hallway renovations.

But isn't hallway renovations like years to come? I thought they're prioritizing apt reno, then hallway no?
That's my understanding as well.

Yes, the only way FIOS is going to be installed is to put pressure on the management office. FIOS has a waiting list (after we request installation) of about a year anyway.

FIOS was put in the basement when Verizon changed the copper line from the Central Office after it was cut at the bus stop on 74th Street.

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« Reply #619 on: September 19, 2017, 02:15:15 PM »
If they wait long enough maybe the coop owners can vote for a new design and hire better contractors.  ::)

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« Reply #620 on: September 20, 2017, 10:45:10 AM »
I'm confused about the hallway renovations. newjhuser left a comment here on 9/12 that the hallway renovations have started.  newjhuser, are you here?  Can you clarify? 

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« Reply #621 on: September 20, 2017, 12:16:11 PM »
They started sanding down the stairs and I thought they were going to do more but then they just stopped

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« Reply #622 on: September 21, 2017, 10:44:51 AM »
They started sanding down the stairs and I thought they were going to do more but then they just stopped

Work is going to start on the courtyard (or as they put it, "the exterior common areas"). No comment.

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« Reply #623 on: September 21, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »
What's wrong with that? Asides from noise and dust everyone ends up better off

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« Reply #624 on: September 21, 2017, 06:04:18 PM »
What's wrong with that? Asides from noise and dust everyone ends up better off

I was thinking of my air condtioners getting ruined again.

And other things, which I figured other people would mention...

Is it a key system? Then how do guests get in? It does not mention a new buzzer system which would be a logical step.

It does not mention that they will make the entrances handicap accessible. The side entrance, which is the handicap entrance, is not really to code (but, I guess, it is grandfathered in, although a building down the street is being sued for not having a proper handicap accessible ramp.)

And, what are they expecting that they need a gate? Is a horde of zombies coming? Or, is it really like the Berlin wall to keep the people in. (obviously a joke.)


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« Reply #625 on: September 22, 2017, 03:41:19 PM »
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What's wrong with that? Asides from noise and dust everyone ends up better off

I'm happy we will be getting rid of the ugly chain-link fences on the side streets.

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« Reply #626 on: September 22, 2017, 07:02:04 PM »
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What's wrong with that? Asides from noise and dust everyone ends up better off

I'm happy we will be getting rid of the ugly chain-link fences on the side streets.

It should all be a great improvement.

Where does it say they are changing the fences on 73rd and 74th streets?

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« Reply #627 on: September 22, 2017, 09:06:25 PM »
I was wondering why the floor was all dusty yesterday! I wish they'd get started with the gym.
Sorry to be the one to tell you, but it might be years before they get to that, according to the sponsor. They want to be done with renovations first, since the basement is used for staging equipment.

I asked this question during the first and only board meeting and was told the same that the priority are Reno units and the exterior, then interior always. Dos anyone know if we are getting bike storage and additional storage rooms? I feel like I'm in the dark when it comes to possible building amenities they may or may not add. I would DIE for a storage unit! My daughter has hobbies which require lots of equipments (I.e. Surfboards, skateboards, bikes...).

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« Reply #628 on: September 23, 2017, 08:21:55 AM »
I was wondering why the floor was all dusty yesterday! I wish they'd get started with the gym.
Sorry to be the one to tell you, but it might be years before they get to that, according to the sponsor. They want to be done with renovations first, since the basement is used for staging equipment.

I asked this question during the first and only board meeting and was told the same that the priority are Reno units and the exterior, then interior always. Dos anyone know if we are getting bike storage and additional storage rooms? I feel like I'm in the dark when it comes to possible building amenities they may or may not add. I would DIE for a storage unit! My daughter has hobbies which require lots of equipments (I.e. Surfboards, skateboards, bikes...).
The hope is to add bike storage (and maybe more storage) once renovations are complete and the contractors don’t need as much staging space. So, years unfortunately. Though I think a bike Room might be something that can be pushed for earlier.

And add me to one of the folks happy to replace the chain link fencing. The day I came to do my final walkthrough, my arm actually got snagged on it pretty badly heading back to the train. I’m fine, but I’be got what seems to be a large permanent scar now  :( The fencing has to go. Also, as for the gate, they ARE eventually upgrading all of the buzzer systems. They’re extremely old and don’t even have replacement parts anymore.

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #629 on: September 23, 2017, 09:37:50 PM »
Is it safe to assume that each building will have enough storage units for each resident or first come first serve?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #629 on: September 23, 2017, 09:37:50 PM »