Luxury Roach Motel at Maxwell Place

Can’t win? Maxwell Place still a “Luxury Roach Motel” in Hoboken

You figured that if you live in one of the most “desired” spots in Hoboken – like at Maxwell Place along the Hudson River Waterfront, you’d have little to worry about (other than your massive property tax bill each quarter). But several residents have mentioned that one problem that is typically known to affect “blighted” areas like inner-cities, has been a problem for the past five years: Unwanted Critters. Will Maxwell Place always be considered a “Luxury Roach Motel,” or will they finally tackle the problem once and for all?

Is Maxwell Place in Hoboken NJ a luxury roach motel

Are solving roach problems so close to the river impossible?

Residents we spoke to are quite fed up. They’ve had issues with essentially an “infestation” of roaches at all the outdoor sun decks and pool areas in the building located at 1125 Maxwell Lane.

They say that Toll Brothers and various employees of the building refuse to call them what they are, and instead use the term “water bugs” (sounds a lot less disgusting that way, doesn’t it.) And that the management rarely does anything until countless people make a (public) stink of it.

One resident said: “They’re everywhere! In the spring and summer months it’s virtually impossible to enjoy the 4th, 6th and 7th floor outdoor areas because of them! You know spring has officially arrived the day you spot your first roach!”

Maxwell Place has supposedly tried addressing this in the past, first blaming it on the landscaping mulch (“it wasn’t treated with pesticide…”) and later calling extermination companies to come in and treat the problem.

Makes you wonder if “extermination” companies actually ever do the proper job. Because if they did, wouldn’t they eventually go out of business?

Anyway, sucks to pay top dollar for “luxury” residences, only to have to deal with “third world” problems like this. Perhaps “water bugs” and living so close to the murky Hudson River make it impossible to fix?

Maybe they should factor these nasty conditions in when they do the property revaluation? Haha – not gonna happen!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:15 pm

Roaches are the least of their problems. Have you ever seen the size of the rats running around near sundown? Maybe they can teach the rats to eat the roaches and then half of their problems will be solved!!!
I saw in the local newspaper today about the ground breaking at 900 Madison Street for another “luxury” building. The rats in that neighborhood are huge! Do the people who buy into the Hoboken hype do any homework before they move into this town? It’s almost funny watching these idiots throw their money away.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:38 pm

Well, Showme, there is so much spin coming from City Hall, that has to be stopped, because it leads to seriously false impressions. The City seldom gives sound justification or proof and makes wild claims that are continuously broadcast. Even when they are caught in the “headlights” they still can’t get it right. The “clerical error” of overcharging on the towing was supposed to be refunded but the list was not accurate and the funds are still not distributed. Another instance of irresponsible spin is the Big Belly cans. Pizza boxes and other trash are all over the streets because there are not Trash receptacles to dispose of larger items. This trash remains on the street for quite some time, to the please of the rat community – because the staff that picked had regularly picked this up was laid off. Yet the City “claims” the cans are “well received”. In other works, we like the trash on the streets and we like it laying around to attract rats and other animals that are attracted by unsanitary conditions. Here’s the real blow… the City intends to reduce the garbage pickup by one day a week. That would save $100,000 the Director says. Also, this sanitation cut proposal, comes directly from Zimmer – the “anti-essential services Mayor”. Is there more residents, businesses and property managers can do? Sure, but that will mean little if the City continues to shirk its responsibilities for baseline Health and Safety measures. And lastly Show me,… Read more »

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6:18 pm

I’d eat a Cake Boss cockroach, but I wouldn’t eat a cake that looks like Zimmer’s head. Yuck!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:05 pm

Cock roaches are directly related to sanitary conditions. So Hoboken is a very desirable location for cockroaches to live and reproduce.

As a spin, the City could hold the “largest” cockroach contest. 😉

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:44 am

Shh! Nobody is supposed to know! Luxury high rises in Hoboken are flawless and worth every cent! :mrgreen:

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