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.

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  • oh well

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