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Hoboken apartments after Hurricane Sandy: Winners & Losers?

We’ve heard some horror stories about certain managed properties in Hoboken after Hurricane Sandy.

Some Hoboken buildings suffered – while others thrived

1000 Jefferson had some serious issues – along with other places such as 800 Madison Street who were trying to charge residents for partial months rent because they were unable to move out due to the fierce flooding from the storm.

It’s unfortunate that anyone had to deal with additional headaches on top of the obvious struggles mother nature dealt our fair city.

However, some buildings did much better than others. Hoboken resident Kerene detailed how lucky they were over at the Shipyard complex:

“I have heard horror stories, too. I happen to live at 2 Constitution and the staff was actually bringing us coffee. We had an elevator working at all times powered by generator. I am finding there were not too many buildings like this. Not a single staff member missed a shift.”

While they obviously didn’t have the same destructive flooding – they were without power for many days.

Was your building a winner or a loser after Hurricane Sandy?

6 Responses

  1. Uptown Resident says:

    The staff of Hudson Tea (1500 Washington and 1500 Hudson) were phenomenal throughout the entire ordeal. They secured contacts to keep our generator fueled so we would have lights in our lobby and halls, elevators and hot water. Each day we received an update email with any issues, the plan for correcting those issues, and updates from the city. They should be commended for going above and beyond to make it easy for residents.

    • silverbullet90 says:

      I also live in the Shipyard in the North Vanguard. I thought that they did a great job. The day after the storm they had an elevator working and the hallway and lobby lights were on as well. We also had hot water the entire time.[quote comment=”218099″]The staff of Hudson Tea (1500 Washington and 1500 Hudson) were phenomenal throughout the entire ordeal. They secured contacts to keep our generator fueled so we would have lights in our lobby and halls, elevators and hot water. Each day we received an update email with any issues, the plan for correcting those issues, and updates from the city. They should be commended for going above and beyond to make it easy for residents.[/quote]

      • czarsgirl says:

        I live in the North Independence and I thought APPLIED MANAGEMENT did an inarguably BAD JOB of managing the building after the storm. The BUILDING STAFF were FANTASTIC, however, the MANAGEMENT STAFF WERE ABSENT, UNINFORMATIVE, IRRESPONSIBLE, and UNCONCERNED ABOUT THE RESIDENTS. Unlike other buildings, we DID NOT HAVE HOT WATER. The outlets in the hallways were TURNED OFF so we had to come to the first floor to try to charge up our phones. When 16 appliances are plugged into one outlet, nothing gets charged. The property manager, who didn’t show up until Wednesday, said she “HAD HER OWN EMERGENCIES TO DEAL WITH.” When asked if she had been in touch with OEM, PSEG, or anyone about a status update, she said “no.” While the catastrophy was unavoidable, the response was entirely in APLLIED MANAGEMENT’S NEGLECTFUL HANDS. At a minimum price tag of $38,000 per year per unit, APPLIED OWES ITS RESIDENTS MORE: Information, follow up on the elderly and the handicapped in each building, some idea of what services are being provided, for how long, and when, so residents can make informed decisions to stay or go. Instead, they tried to run us out of the building by withholding information and services that were within their power to provide. I will not be renewing. [quote comment=”218108″]I also live in the Shipyard in the North Vanguard. I thought that they did a great job. The day after the storm they had an elevator working and the hallway and lobby lights were on as well. We also had hot water the entire time.[/quote]

  2. lizwill says:

    I also live in the Shipyard (South Independence) and we made out fine. We got very lucky – we are literally on the river and we didn’t get any water in our garage. Generators kept the hall lights and the elevator running- at time there were two doormen downstairs to help out. I did eventually leave town because of lack of power, but I did come back to chat with our doorman a few times when checking on the situation in town.

  3. fishface says:

    I also live in the Shipyard (Sovereign) and the staff was amazing especially Frank and Jackie. Frank was on duty before the storm started and did not leave until sometime on Wednesday. He knew exactly what was going on with the rebuilding and in town. He was extremely helpful and made the situation less awful. Jackie was always great. She came in after the storm and brought Dunkin Donuts coffee for us.

    We had generators that lit the hallways and ran one elevator per tower. And the staff allowed us to charge up on the front desk outlet, which must have been connected to the generator.

  4. LesPaul30 says:

    333 was also great. Almost all the regular staff was on duty the entire week with updates, charging stations, as well as making sure there was en elevator working in the building and warm water. Very appreciated of their efforts.

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