Reader Mail: How is the Sky Club?

2/27/2009:

Today, we have a Hoboken411 reader who’s interesting in possibly moving to the Sky Club downtown.

Quality of life seems to be an issue for them – so if you live there, or know someone who does – perhaps you can help this person make a decision.

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Will my life improve if I move to Sky Club?

“Hey everyone. I’m asking that this note be posted because I’m hoping to get some honest opinions and I know that when it comes to Hoboken, this is the place to come. I’m planning on moving soon and am looking at some units in the Sky Club for the following reasons: 24/7 doorman, gym, pool, shuttle and (mostly) square footage of the units.

So here are some questions I have: Will maintenance respond quickly if I have a problem? How quiet is the building? Are the walls thick enough that I won’t have to worry about hearing my neighbors? I am aware that apartment living always means you will hear your neighbors once in awhile, and vice versa. However, in my current building, I can hear if my neighbor (2 floors below) is playing music. I can also hear one of my neighbors snoring most nights. Enough that it wakes me up. I’m sure you get the idea. And though the whole building is aware of the problem and we try to work with each other, it’s something I would like to change when I move.

Anyway, I hope I’m not coming across as uptight, I’ve lived in 5 other buildings in a variety of places and never had a problem. I’d really appreciate any helpful comments. Thanks so much in advance.”

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27 Comments on "Reader Mail: How is the Sky Club?"

MF
Member

[quote comment=”139675″]I saw 3 apartments last year in the sky building – we did consider it for a moment (a very brief one, and it was a waste of my time). I would not move there if it was for free! Horrible building! The balcony is basically unusable as the noise levels from the observer highway are unbearable. If it rains heavily, the street is under, and afterwards the mud brings a sewer smell in that whole neighborhood.
The maintenance is high (from $400 up to $ 569) and they charge extra for the parking garage and the gym.[/quote]

ok, but everything is relative. sometimes i see real estate ads for 5th floor walk ups with no parking, no central a/c, no doorman, old fixtures and appliances, and no shuttle, and the maintenance is in the 400s!? so how is this “high” when you are getting all those things???

Skywalker
Member

[quote comment=”139557″] if you work in ny, i can’t fathom how you can live there; walking 3/4 of a mile every single day is just not reasonable unless you are a masochist. [/quote]

I used to live on 1st & Jax and I walked to and from the PATH every day. I called it exercise, not masochism.

hobokinen
Member
hobokinen

I saw 3 apartments last year in the sky building – we did consider it for a moment (a very brief one, and it was a waste of my time). I would not move there if it was for free! Horrible building! The balcony is basically unusable as the noise levels from the observer highway are unbearable. If it rains heavily, the street is under, and afterwards the mud brings a sewer smell in that whole neighborhood.
The maintenance is high (from $400 up to $ 569) and they charge extra for the parking garage and the gym.

MF
Member
many of the reviews here are completely baseless. the best two were written by priestpen and anonymous1234. by the way marty mcfly, i have no financial incentive here, as a renter. this building is by far the best bang for your buck you will get in hoboken. it is significantly better than my last building, which maybe isn’t saying much, but it is a fact. so to the original poster here, you are in luck. there are several reasons why this is a great building. one, there is very little noise from other apartments. there just isn’t. person who wrote that they can hear their neighbors having sex – first off, maybe you ought to wonder if they are making pornos there b/c i have never heard a peep. occasionally i will hear the people above me and their inconsiderate behavior with walking heavily but it is not a big thing, and i am a light sleeper. you do hear the horn from the light rail (which apparently runs up until 1) but the simple solution to that is to sleep with a fan on for the white noise. no apt. in hoboken will be without some sort of cityscape noise – whether it be garbage trucks or anything else. the maintenance fees here are very low for what you get. there are other building which i believe have similar, if not higher maintenance fees, and you don’t get as much. the shuttle is a necessity. there is a building… Read more »
sonofagunk
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sonofagunk

I have lived there in the past as a renter. Overall it is nice (the doormen are great), but there are some real problems. The walls are thin. Really do not like hearing the people next to me having sex. The floors are concrete, but unless the people above me weigh 600 lbs, you can hear them walk. You HAVE to pay for parking, there is next to no street parking around there. The floors are uneven. You can even see it from the outside (look at the white cement between floors by the front door). Also that light at marshall and 1st is horrible (but I think they just redid it). Prices are dropping, and I have seen a couple of 2BR drop below $500K. Ceilings are low also

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