Recently, residents have taken up this opportunity to voice their issues with the building. Primarily, the slowness of new management to address the problems that have plagued this place since…well, its inception.
This past week, residents of 110 Green were given a notice advising them that the roof would be closed until further notice. As the weather starts to warm up and rooftop sunsets seem more appealing, this was met with some mixed reactions. Here’s an excerpt of the official response from the building’s management to a post from a resident about recurring leaks:
“We empathize with your frustrations and know that leaks have been a problem since new ownership took over 110 Green Street. When we came to the building a few months ago, we immediately began researching the problems that needed to be addressed and have lined up a contractor to fix the issues we’ve inherited. Ownership also hired a designer to upgrade the common areas and amenity spaces, including the roof, which will be re-opening as a furnished terrace. All of this is an ongoing process that we aim to complete as quickly and thoroughly as possible; we very much appreciate everyone’s patience thus far and anticipate repairs and renovations to be finished by the end of June.”
Ugh. After the long winter we just had, making us wait a month into summer until we can use the roof seems pretty brutal. Thoughts?
Should we be rejoicing? Or is this a case of better the devil you know? Time will tell. If you’ve had any experience with the new management, or any insight to offer, comment here.
We received the following email today:
We have made a decision to sell our apartment building at 110 Green Street. Please note that this should have no effect on you.
As of yesterday the building has been sold, your lease and security deposit will be transferred to the new owner, and business will go on as usual.
All Future Rental Payments should go to the below:
110 Green Street Venture Owner LLC
150 East 42nd Street-Mezzanine
New York, New York 10017
All Management inquiries or notices directed to the landlord should be sent below:
PO Box 189
Lawrence, New York 11519
Tel. (212) 260-0500
It was a please working with you!
N.B: “working” with us?
Residents of the A building in the Viridian haven’t had access to an elevator for somewhere near the past 2 weeks. As a result, the lobby is packed with strollers, leftover moving boxes and whatever residents aren’t able/willing to bring up flights of stairs.
As of yesterday evening, the doorman’s desk looked like a very large store-room/kindergarten.
Though we’ve posted about the elevator issues before, it should be noted that this time around, it’s the other side of the building that’s elevator-impaired.
Comments from someone who recently took up residence in the building:
I moved in on Sept 1st and we had to carry all of our stuff up the stairs. While I enjoyed meeting some of you and your kind commiseration, it is really unacceptable for the elevator to be out for 2 weeks at a time when people are moving. I had read this blog and knew that management was going to be a pain in the ass, but the laundry list of issues with the apartment is really farcical. What’s the deal with no toilet paper holders and half of a shower door? Our apartment was supposed to be cleaned and instead we found old food in the fridge and paint on the ground. My bedroom door handle was completely broken. The list goes on and on. Has the Better Business Bureau been contacted about management? This blog is a start but has anyone discussed forming an official tenant’s association to combat this awfully run company? I’m all for action so let me know if there’s anything I can do.
The following reply was also given:
In the past 2 weeks, I’ve seen the elevator repairmen (from Nouveau Elevator Repair and Economy Elevator) come to building at least 3 times so they are trying to fix the problem and I don’t it’s the management’s fault on this issue.
Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Fittingly, New York Shitty recently showcased an..erm…shitty situation in the inside garden of our darling apartment building.
The image above was captured by a Viridian resident who has set up a Tumblr page to showcase all the issues in the building. The blog, entitled “VIRIDIAN : 110 GREEN ST. The truth behind the turd rolled in glitter: SHITTY MANAGEMENT” is much applauded – what better way to reflect on the absolutely terrible way this “luxury” building is being managed than with photographic evidence. We’ll be checking back regularly and highlighting some particularly good catches. We suggest you keep it bookmarked too.
In the meantime, the other reason that the image above is fantastic is because one of our neighbors saw it fit not to clean up after their dog’s episode. To some extend, we here at viridian gripes understand that shitty management begets shitty neighbors (in this case, literally). However WHO LETS THEIR DOG SHIT INSIDE AND DOESN’T CLEAN IT UP? If you’ve ever spoken to the maintenance crew in the building, you’ll find that they’re really lovely gentleman, and it pains me to see someone having such utter disregard for them (and the rest of us) to allow this to happen.
On a separate note, New York Shitty also reported on the shit-show that went down over 4th July on our roof. Here’s an excerpt about that for anyone who missed the memo.
It should be noted this person also informed me that following the fireworks/beer tossing incident on July 4th (which resulted in a police helicopter buzzing the area and generally scaring the bejezzus out of folks), the management of this building issued a memo informing tenants of the rules regarding use of the roof (as seen at the beginning of this post) and that surveillance cameras were installed so as to catch anyone using it without permission. These were promptly rendered non-functional.
Yes sir, it would appear the Viridian has some rather serious problems. Those of you wishing to have a staycation, have the odd $137.00 to burn and wish to see this shit show firsthand might be interested to know a resident of the Viridian is renting her penthouse apartment via airbnb. Otherwise I recommend checking out “G’s” documentation of the train wreck that is 110 Green Street”. It’s something else.*
*Not to suggest I am surprised that the “quality” of construction at this luxury building has become an issue.
If you’ve walked past, or into, the garage this week, you’ll notice that a small area has been cleared and walls have gone up. I confirmed with Patricia at the front desk, and what’s being built is indeed a laundry room.
We’re fairly certain that apartments that have managed to get the high-end washer/dryers installed will retain them, and no doubt they’ll be relegated to the penthouses/apartments on the upper floors. For everyone else (your writers included), you will receive the luxury of being able to launder your own clothes to your own liking without having to deal with a sub-par machine, sending laundry out to get ruined, or running your clothes right there to the corner like everyone else*
No word yet on when the room will be completed and the units will finally be moved in. But we can be hopeful that within the next few weeks/months, The Viridian will actually be a luxury apartment building WITH LAUNDRY SERVICES AVAILABLE.
On the other hand, there’s the added fear that machines will break and management will blame misuse and abuse, similar to the way they treat the other amenities. What do you think? Have your say in the comments below.
*To our lovely friends and neighbors: this is completely tongue-in-cheek. We’re lucky to have a fantastic 24-hour laundry on the corner of our street. It doesn’t fail to make us laugh that we’re forced to use it, even though we were advertised an apartment containing a washer/dryer, moved in under that pretense, and found that we either had machines that didn’t work completely or our machines suddenly disappeared prior to moving in.