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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Market Rate Cold Water Flats

Another day without Heat, Hot water, or Gas for cooking. Our Tenant Assoc. made multiple complaints to 311. Today an official notice of violation from HPD was posted in the lobby above the mailboxes. Westminster City Living Mgmt. has been unresponsive. No email updates, no notices of work being done. Nothing. So we decided to cut to the chase and make complaints to the City.

This is the Oct 15, noon update from a tenant sleuth.

I caught the plumber disappearing down the open gates of the 118 basement. It was a short but relatively sweet exchange. In journalism it is known as a 'doorstop interview:' the subject is in motion and not inclined to linger for a leisurely chat. Here, exclusively, is the complete transcript: journalism:
Me: 'How's it going?'
Him: "So far so good."
Me: "Do you think you'll be done today?"
Him: "Yeah. But just hot water. Not for cooking. And Con Ed's still gotta come around." 

I had a casual encounter on the stair with one of the Air B&B occupants. There is an endless stream of Air B&B folks coming and going on a daily basis. The gentleman today sounded like he was from Texas. He seemed concerned about his bill. He didn't think he should have to pay without any services. This made me wonder if any of the tenants, Market Rate, Rent Stabilized, SCREE, Air B&B or otherwise should have to pay rent for the days without these services. Our Tenant Assoc. is looking into the matter.

Continued Cold Showers.


  1. Hah! AirBnB, of course, is ILLEGAL. Is that another thing the management doesn't care about?

  2. Water was off entirely this morning. It's back on now but still cold.

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  4. Coming in from work today about 330pm ish. Ran into yet another Air B&B "guest" on the stair. This one had a wicked New England accent, perhaps from Boston. He was too was grumbling about having to pay his bill, without hot water, heat and gas for the stove. He arrived this morning which means his host knew that there has been no heat, hot water and gas in the building for days.

  5. Funny how the lack of heat, gas, & hot water has all the illegal Air BNB douche bags comin out of the wood work.

  6. How will the Air BnB guest wash off the stench of apartment rape? I want my apartment back!
    -a disgruntled displaced NYer

  7. So, the Air bandb host didn't BOTHER to let their customer know that they would not have full service? Hmmm, who else had that laissez faire management style? Wait, gimme a minute...

  8. How do we join this tenant association?

  9. You should all consult a lawyer and consider a suit, or at the very least, don't pay rent for the days you are without heat, water and gas.

  10. Anon@9:28 talk to your neighbors.

  11. Yet another Air BNB person staying in a different Apt whining and complaining about their bill. This one from Portland Oregon I think. I must project the manner and appearance of a concierge. How many F'n Apts in 118 are rented out to Air BNB? I have counted 3 this weekend. I was able to evade the bitchy entitled complaint by ducking beneath the thick Marijuana cloud that emanated from the Apt, and taking the stairs two at a time.

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