When you own a “luxury” condo, does it make you very angry?
I wouldn’t think so, but one particular resident of Maxwell Place is foaming at the mouth because of the continuing coverage of the largest development in Hoboken. Not sure if it’s just his personality, or the stress of owning something that some people claim is over-priced and in danger of losing value.
I really don’t care, but here are some quotes from the increasingly angry emails he’s sending me:
First one back in May of 2007:
What is your beef with the Maxwell Place? I live here and have to admit your rants about MP and Toll are getting pretty annoying. Are you jealous or something? You did not get your park, life is not fair. Anyway, I saw you, your wife/girlfriend, and dog snooping around here the other day taking those pictures on your website. Get a life.
– Snooping around? Not sure about you buddy, but shouldn’t you be enjoying your condo rather than monitoring your “property”?
my beef with you is the constant bashing of maxwell place. why the f do you really care what it looks like if you do not live there? why do you keep snooping around taking pictures? explain that please.
SEE MY RESPONSE TO THAT AND THE REST OF THE EMAILS UP TO TODAY BELOW:
My response to that was:
“I live on 11th street. I walk my dog. Maxwell place nearby. Do the math.
Tell me how I’m bashing it. Just pointing out things. Sure, I call it a prison wall, but that’s what it feels like, even to people I know in the building!
I care because it’s an eyesore. Also, I believe Hoboken is over-developed. I wouldn’t mind these developments if they took care of the city infrastructure FIRST. It’s called PLANNING AHEAD. But greed and haste take precedence.
Lastly, it’s fully accessible to the public. Don’t call people walking around “snooping”. If you really feel that way, why don’t you get a private cabin in the woods and a shotgun. Then you can kick some ass.
Are you a flipper? Are you worried about your RE Value?
Hey man, no offense.. I don’t care where you live. I’ve not bashed people for making a real estate decision.. but don’t take it personally. You didn’t build it.”
ok, so basically you are pissed b/c Maxwell Place blocked your view ? you can’t blame Toll for doing what they do, build. blame your mayor/city government. if it bothers you that much maybe you should do something about it and run for office, right?
and no, i am not a flipper and not worried about RE Value…are you worried about your RE value? do you own your place? are you purposely trying to sway public opinion against Maxwell to bring RE value down?
yes the park is fully accessible to the public but keep in mind when posters such as the one i pointed out yesterday make comments about sending homeless over there or when others post things such as having their dogs urinate and sh*t all over the lawn it does piss me off considering part of my maintenance fees go to that piece of lawn that is considered public. yes, we are paying to keep that lawn nice so everyone can use it, try to have your readers be a little more respectable. i have been in town over 10 yrs and have never seen such anger/jealously towards owners of a building. then again, maybe i never paid attention b/c i was always a renter.
My response to that was:
“I too have been in town even longer. I am not angry or jealous, despite your beliefs.
Furthermore, you VOLUNTEERED to “pay” for that lawn to be used by the public. Isn’t it funny that Toll Brothers is “killing them”, flying around in corporate jets, and YOU have to pay for this crap? Ironic.
In fact we’re both technically paying for ALL grass in town as taxpayers. The street cleaning, the cops, the firemen, even the mayor’s salary too. Which is partly why we have the right to question how certain deals go through, and other mishaps that take place with “our” money.
I’m mystified by you. “Snooping”, “jealousy” and more. Is it nice to feel that way? I remember an old grandma in my neighborhood in Bergen County that was yelling at kids (“whippersnappers”) as they ran on her lawn as she sat in her window all day.
I’ll stand by my viewpoint that the town is being over-developed without regard to the systems in place that support the residents (parking, sewage, etc.)… Maybe MP is just one of the poster children that represent some of the sentiments of people in town.. sh*t happens.”
We proceeded to become civil, joked around, talked about me running for office (which I’d probably never do), and so on.
Then just this week, he gets riled up again!
I see you are still have a hard on for Maxwell Place. What is the big f*ckin’ deal about whether the fence is open on the sidewalk or not? Are you too lazy to walk a few extra yards? Jesus f*ckin’ christ!
– “the war is over johnny”
– let it go….i am now convinced that you are jealous as well as upset that your view is gone.
– why don’t you disclose on your website why you have such a hard on for maxwell place….your view is blocked, you no longer have the most expensive condo in the neighborhood, etc…let the public know that you live in the same neighborhood.
– also, disclose whether you are a democrat, republican, or other.
– how about i take a shit on all of your front stoops?
I respond telling him that the stoops on private property are just that, private. (BTW, I don’t have a political affiliation at all!)
His response to that was:
neither are any of parks at maxwell place at this time
Finally, today he’s really miffed and sent 4 emails this afternoon:
– hurry and up get your camera!!!! they are sealing the maxwell fence!!! hurry, hurry, you maggot!!!
– A newspaper reporter was around snapping pics…where were you? asleep at the wheel? lol
– i am sure you will..please wear a hoboken411 t-shirt so we can see who you are…sorry your little ‘public park’ isn’t working out as you planned..keep fighting the battle pal
– nice story, you are such a loser
I’m sure most of the residents in Maxwell Place (and most of Hoboken for that matter) are normal, nice people.
But this guy is out of control angry. If you move to 1025 Maxwell, make sure you’re on a different floor than him. He’ll probably get mad at you for watching TV or smoking in your apartment.