An Update from Knickerbocker Village Inc.

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 at 3:18 pm by

Management at the embattled Knickerbocker Village sent around the following update to residents regarding Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.  Fifty percent of apartments in the complex now have power. The bulletin is dated today, November 12.

From the Boogie mailbag:

The management of Knickerbocker Village is applying all of its resources, and doing everything within its
power, to restore all utilities and other building services as quickly as humanly possible. The enormous
challenges we face were described in our previous statement dated November 9, which we also include below for your reference.

Today we would like to share the following update on our progress:

  • Three generators were delivered over the weekend to supply temporary power.
  • Electricity has been restored to more than 50% of units (900 out of 1600 units).
  • Working with multiple teams of experts to resolve remaining electrical, heat, and hot water issues, including aggressive action to resolve persistent moisture issues that are slowing down the restoration of electricity. Our primary concern is the safety of residents at Knickerbocker Village and as such, power is being restored as cautiously and deliberately as possible.
  • Double-tracking efforts to supply heat (rebuilding boiler plant while contracting for temporary boilers).
  • Distributing blankets, water, packed meals, batteries, and flashlights from lobbies and management office and delivering these items to homebound residents.
  • Delivering hot meals to homebound residents.
  • Continuing outreach to make personal contact with tenants and ensure their health and safety.
  • Coordinating efforts with government agencies, elected officials, and non-profits.
  • Providing daily updates in lobbies, security stations and holding in-person status update meeting in the community room.

Recent Stories

broome-street-eastbound
CB3 Approves Traffic Reversal on Broome Street Because Essex Crossing

With the four sites of Phase I in full gear, Essex Crossing is wreaking havoc on the streets cross-crossing the development area. Traffic has markedly worsened in the area directly feeding the Williamsburg Bridge, where big rigs bottleneck the streets with deliveries on the regular. Residents aren’t too thrilled, especially with regard to constant queuing […]

essex-theatre-grand
Exhuming the Fabled Essex Theatre on Grand Street [HISTORY]

​Finally, the day has come when a true photo emerges of the fabled Essex Theatre on Grand Street. We couldn’t understand how so few images of the movie house were public. Almost like it never existed. However. A Boogie reader shares the above image of the Essex Theatre in January 1985. It’s a side view […]

spring-natural-blue
Here’s Your First Look at the New ‘Spring Natural’ Opening Next Week on Kenmare Street

Spring Natural dropped the “street,” and is almost ready to reopen around the corner to 98 Kenmare Street. As previously reported, longtime owner-operator Rus Schoenholt was basically forced from their home of thirty-three years thanks to rent gouging. Indeed, with an expiring lease on hand, the landlord reportedly more than quintupled the monthly rent. Anyway, the year of […]

scarrs-pizza-1
1970s-Style Pizzeria, Scarr’s Pizza, Debuts this Weekend at 22 Orchard Street

​In just a few days’ time, lower Orchard Street will welcome its first new pizzeria. Scarr’s Pizza, whose signage has been teasing for more than six months, plans to open by next Tuesday at the latest. This, according to eponymous proprietor Scarr Pimentiel. As promised, the eatery effectively revives (and replicates) that classic 1970s pizza […]

spitzers_dress_store
Dress Before Drink: The Spitzer’s Dress Store of Yore

The mere mention of Spitzer these days evokes not only the disgraced former governor, but images of an oft-crowded bar in Hell Square that has a penchant for angering neighbors. More than seven years of Spitzer’s Corner at Rivington and Ludlow Streets has been marked with plenty of controversy, from employee lawsuits and Department of Health […]

  • oh well

    RENT STRIKE…. lets see how fast they move then….