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The Great Elevator Debacle of 2012

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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.

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Elevator Issues

From our inbox:

The elevator has been broken like once a week. It does not work for few days, works for few hours, and breaks down again.

This time, it is broken from 7/16/2012 like 10am, and as of now, 7/17/2012 3:10pm, it is still broken.

I am not sure how to express this anger, frustration because we have kids and it is extremely difficult to carry strollers, we decided to move here, BECAUSE THERE IS ELEVATOR!!! I have back problem, and we have two kids, so we HAD no choice but to move to elevator building, and if it’s broken so often, how the hell they can increase the rent? For what?

Of course we emailed management, asking to compensate for the inconvenience. All tenants are paying premium for the gym, pool,. roof, doorman, and ELEVATOR. IF the features are compromised, don’t they have to compensate for the inconvenience?????

Does anyone know where to file a complain how poorly this matter (elevator maintenace) is handled??

Thanx a lot for having this place to let this anger go, hopefully So many of the residents agree with my opinion…


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