Managed buildings

The trouble with managed buildings in Hoboken

What do you do when your “managed building” in Hoboken gets taken over – and things take a turn for the worse? Do you fight back? Or move to a better building?

Hoboken apartment management companies from hellPeople in one property uptown are apparently suffering quite a bit with over-management and even increasing costs that NO ONE wanted. I’ll leave the major details out of the story as not to ruffle too many feathers – but leave enough in so that the point gets across:

“We live in an apartment building which was recently bought by a new company who is making huge changes. The residents are furious.

The new property manager has been causing problems since she arrived on the scene. She’s has redecorated the building, made many cosmetic changes – while increasing rents and bringing on new ideas that no one wants. She even started a trash service that residents are required to pay 30 dollars a month for where you put your trash out and someone will come take it for you. Most residents don’t mind walking the 20 feet to empty their own. But this is becoming mandatory!

The worst is this: We have been a door man building from day one – now, we are told that she is firing the two doorman and replacing them with a “package concierge machine” and sliding glass doors!! Everyone had complained and we all agree that we paid into the building for the door man service – this was considered a high end building with doormen. They talk a great talk but are NOT listening to the residents and people, families and couples who have been there since it opened six years ago. Some are now moving out.”

What do you do when things change for the worse in your building?

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lojo515
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lojo515

This is 1000 Jefferson. If you are thinking of moving to this building, DON’T do it.

We live here, too, and like the residents above are furious at the changes the new management is forcing on us. We can’t wait until our lease is up so we can leave, like many of our neighbors who are already fleeing this building.

New management is completely inept, removing the services that residents DO care about and forcing changes we have to pay for and that no one wants, like the disgusting “trash valet” and the hideous locker system “package concierge” that no one asked for. We now have the privilege of returning from work to stinky diapers and trash in bins throughout the hallway – and we pay $30 a month for it. Real “value” added, isn’t it?

The funniest part is that while the services are decreasing, and this will soon no longer be a doorman building, our rent and amenities fees are skyrocketing. Pay more to get less. I’ve lived in 4 buildings in my 9 years in Hoboken and have never felt ripped off to the extent I feel now at 1000 Jefferson.

showme789
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showme789

Oh boo hoo!!!
Who are you kidding? Do you really think you’re living in a “luxury” building? You’re over paying for a poorly constructed apartment in a flood zone and, if your apartment is like most of those in your neighborhood, the walls seep water whenever there’s a heavy rain.
When are people going to realize that Hoboken is nothing more than an overpriced, under serviced crime ridden community that survives only because “there’s a sucker born every minute”? Parking is non-existent, restaurants and bars are poor quality and are priced ridiculously high, the parks are filthy, streets are filled with potholes, your friends can’t visit without being fleeced by City Hall and taxes and rents are just plain stupid.
When will people start to realize that realtors and developers have created this false picture of Hoboken and start moving out?

Chow
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Chow

Rental? Just move…you do not own. Buy a condo and put yourself on the board.

hobokengal303
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hobokengal303

I live in this building and am also not happy with the fact that they are doing away with the doormen in favor of some bogus package locker system and sliding doors. They’re spending money on the most ridiculous services, such as the HARP PLAYER they had in the lobby on Saturday. So stupid. Stop raising the rent for frivolous things and keep our lovely doormen.

Ms.B
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Ms.B

I am also a resident of this building who is very unhappy with the current management’s decision to fire the doormen. After living in an apartment on 7th street that was broken into, one of the reasons I chose this building was its security. Having a doorman was a priority and an amenity I was willing to pay for. Any resident who is unhappy should contact Andrew Livingstone, the Executive Managing Director of Greystone, who has merged with the previous managing company, Riverstone.(Greystone.com) Top management needs to know the dissatisfaction with the current changes. [quote comment=”224249″]I live in this building and am also not happy with the fact that they are doing away with the doormen in favor of some bogus package locker system and sliding doors. They’re spending money on the most ridiculous services, such as the HARP PLAYER they had in the lobby on Saturday. So stupid. Stop raising the rent for frivolous things and keep our lovely doormen.[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

you have too be kidding! Are you too weak to open a door? Your not in park avenue south in nyc…Your bldgs are on land once was factorys,and other toxic fulled soil 30+ years ago.You made your bed..enjoy..[quote comment=”224249″]I live in this building and am also not happy with the fact that they are doing away with the doormen in favor of some bogus package locker system and sliding doors. They’re spending money on the most ridiculous services, such as the HARP PLAYER they had in the lobby on Saturday. So stupid. Stop raising the rent for frivolous things and keep our lovely doormen.[/quote]

HobokenUptowmRess
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HobokenUptowmRess

Many moms apprecate the doorman when hey have a stoller, dry cleaning and a dog. It is also nice when you need to leave something for someone to pick up, help carrying heavy things to your apartment, package security, physical presence at your entrance detering strangers and much more. Lets also remember the residents are paying for it, rent is only going up and they are cutting people’s jobs for a package machine.[quote comment=”224255″]you have too be kidding! Are you too weak to open a door? Your not in park avenue south in nyc…Your bldgs are on land once was factorys,and other toxic fulled soil 30+ years ago.You made your bed..enjoy..[/quote]

hobokengal303
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hobokengal303

No, idiot. I don’t have a problem opening the door myself. I had problems with packages being stolen in my last building (specifically medication for a severe medical issue) which is WHY I moved to a building with a doorman, who receives and watches over packages. Get your hate out of the way before commenting nonsense that doesn’t pertain to you. [quote comment=”224255″]you have too be kidding! Are you too weak to open a door? Your not in park avenue south in nyc…Your bldgs are on land once was factorys,and other toxic fulled soil 30+ years ago.You made your bed..enjoy..[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

Funny who is the idiot,you who live in that over blown ,expensive bldg or me who knows better ? bty who is the doorman hulk hogan? i agree only over the trash valet that poses a health problem..Call the health dept..Again your not in Tribeca…Not a question of hate more than my opinion …It pertains to me..more than you know.wake up to the fact that med deliveries should be monitered more closely.Bark all your please..your fault.[quote comment=”224268″]No, idiot. I don’t have a problem opening the door myself. I had problems with packages being stolen in my last building (specifically medication for a severe medical issue) which is WHY I moved to a building with a doorman, who receives and watches over packages. Get your hate out of the way before commenting nonsense that doesn’t pertain to you.[/quote]

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