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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #765 on: August 11, 2018, 03:13:34 PM »
51 percent should happen soon. i hope it does. i bought a sponsor apartment in the Warwick back in 2002, and the by-laws in place then required a two-thirds majority to control the board. the sponsor wasn't terrible, but hired itself in every possible position, so the self-dealing was kind of annoying.

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #766 on: August 13, 2018, 12:04:16 PM »
Interesting, that floorplan with the w/d hookup is not a combined unit. I think the woman who lived there had the apartment for more than 50 years - some of those long term tenants installed illegal w/d hookups. I bet the owner decided it was worth keeping the hookup for the next buyer. It's a huge apartment and the tenant was quite the hoarder; I feel sorry for whoever had to clear it out.   

I doubt they will start the gym for about a year. They wildly underestimate the timing for everything. At least they are moving it to a bigger location than originally planned - it's going to be in the large trash room outside of the D-building elevator. The contractors store tons of stuff in there so we won't have access to it until they are done with the hallway and exterior renovations.

I've been investigating area gyms while we wait and I've been underwhelmed by the options. I've been making do at home with a TRX system (I hook it over my door) and free weights and a barbell. Thank goodness for the ample closet space in Washington Plaza.   

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #767 on: August 15, 2018, 03:46:01 PM »
Still no FiOS!
As I have said before, the FIOS cable has been in the basement for a few years but the owners will not let Verizon wire the building. A few years ago, the copper cable from the Central Office was partially cut and they put in a new copper cable. They put in the FIOS cable at the same time.

I was told that they will allow the building to be wired for FIOS AFTER the halls are renovated. Verizon has a waiting list, so even after the owners allow Verizon to start work, it could take a year.

The building across the street, 7412 35th ave, has had FIOS for a while.

Unrelated...Verizon sent letters saying that they are discontinuing the copper line to the building within a year.

The story that I was told, that FIOS would be installed after the hall renovations, may not be true. They installed a crown moulding in my hall. I do not see how FIOS can be installed if there is a crown moulding.

How were the cables installed in other buildings?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #768 on: August 16, 2018, 01:03:42 PM »
Still no FiOS!
As I have said before, the FIOS cable has been in the basement for a few years but the owners will not let Verizon wire the building. A few years ago, the copper cable from the Central Office was partially cut and they put in a new copper cable. They put in the FIOS cable at the same time.

I was told that they will allow the building to be wired for FIOS AFTER the halls are renovated. Verizon has a waiting list, so even after the owners allow Verizon to start work, it could take a year.

The building across the street, 7412 35th ave, has had FIOS for a while.

Unrelated...Verizon sent letters saying that they are discontinuing the copper line to the building within a year.

The story that I was told, that FIOS would be installed after the hall renovations, may not be true. They installed a crown moulding in my hall. I do not see how FIOS can be installed if there is a crown moulding.

How were the cables installed in other buildings?

I was nervous for no reason. On the second day of construction they put up a large moulding that appears to hold many wires.

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #769 on: September 30, 2018, 02:17:57 PM »
Re: FiOS, I gave Verizon a call and they said that Washington Plaza still had copper lines and that they had not even begun installing FiOS yet.

The Verizon representative said that they were not even sure if enough residents wanted FiOS, and that more residents would have to contact Verizon first. After making a decision to install FiOS, it would then take 6-12 months to complete. So maybe 2020?

I'm not sure what the real FiOS status is (this seems inconsistent with some of the earlier comments), but that is what the Verizon representative told me on the phone.

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #770 on: November 11, 2018, 11:01:40 AM »
Have there been any updates on the fitness center? Last I heard, it might be ready early/mid next year?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #771 on: November 19, 2018, 02:58:05 PM »
Have there been any updates on the fitness center? Last I heard, it might be ready early/mid next year?
I'd say closer to mid/end of next year. They're HOPING to get to the basement by the start of the new year. And the fitness center will come last, I would imagine.

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #772 on: November 26, 2018, 10:42:49 PM »
Have there been any updates on the fitness center? Last I heard, it might be ready early/mid next year?
I'd say closer to mid/end of next year. They're HOPING to get to the basement by the start of the new year. And the fitness center will come last, I would imagine.

What are they doing in the basement besides the fitness center?

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #773 on: November 27, 2018, 01:31:24 PM »
Hi Simka, I don't think they are doing anything else in the basement (except maybe a bike room at some point). But they aren't going to start on the gym or anything else in the basement until they finish the lobbies and exterior work. 


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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #775 on: December 09, 2018, 11:42:35 AM »
Have there been any updates on the fitness center? Last I heard, it might be ready early/mid next year?
I'd say closer to mid/end of next year. They're HOPING to get to the basement by the start of the new year. And the fitness center will come last, I would imagine.
Thanks! So assuming the basement gym takes ~forever to get done, has anyone joined any good local gyms instead? I saw Blink Fitness and Planet Fitness were nearby, and a few other gyms in Astoria...

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #776 on: December 09, 2018, 09:38:04 PM »
Also here's a photo of the view that some of the apartments have. Not bad 8)

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Re: Washington Plaza
« Reply #776 on: December 09, 2018, 09:38:04 PM »