Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fire, Building 6

Scaffolding down

November 17, 2016 I was at a meeting this afternoon about the proposed carrying charge increase and I asked about the fire.  Mr. Zsebedics said the cause had not yet been determined.

This letter to the editor was published in the November 3, 2016 edition of the Riverdale Press.

I have been a resident of the Amalgamated Houses for thirty years.  I
read Ed Yaker's letter to the editor in the October 20, 2016 edition.
The beginning of the next to the last sentence states "I prefer trans-
parency to secrecy,"  His letter only dealt with procedures he felt
should be followed in contacting the manager and not with the issues
that have made some Park Reservoir residents very displeased with the
Amalgamated management.  I would like to know more about the discontents.
If Park Reservoir chooses to hire a different management company the
costs of the Amalgamated management will have to be reconsidered.  We
probably won't need an assistant manager and would have to dismiss
employees who staff the management office, security and service
Another unnecessary bit of secrecy concerns the fire that occurred
in Building 6, on September 26, 2016.  We have been given no
information on the fire.  On October 20, scaffolding and protective
curtains were hung on the Saxon Ave. side of the building.  It is
time we were told the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage.
Lora Frisch

Note:  These are casual observations, there may be other ongoing work that I have not seen.
November 7, 2016 saw men working on Saxon Ave. side.
October 31, observed men working, November 1, saw no one on outside of building.
Men working, red cable plugged in

October 27, 2016 - raining but the red cable is plugged in, indicating work is going on inside.

View from Van Cortlandt Park S, Inner Courtyard

Saxon Avenue

Fire, again, September 26, 2016

Two days after the fire

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Friday, December 02, 2016

No notice, repairs before 9 a.m.

Management may not have broken any rules
but when you are going to do noisy repairs
before 9 a.m. let people in the building know.
Dec 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Amalgamated Houses wants another multi-million dollar loan

November 15,2016 The management and board of directors are again want to take out a multimillion dollar mortgage and increase carrying charges to pay for it.

July 22, 2013 The 30 million dollar loan, 20 million of which will be used to repair balconies, windows, the Gale Place garage.  The other ten million will be used to pay off debt.  Previous debt was at a higher interest rate than this loan.  The lender is the National Cooperative Bank.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rain pouring from G line balcony

Closer View

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Waiting for a special event at the senior center

Buses for special events don't arrive on time and then there still is a wait for stragglers.


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