Has anybody ever had this brand of windows, Gamco, installed in their co-ops as replacements? Are they good? We have gotten several quotes from vendors to replace some windows in building and the range was from 3-4K for each unit (two windows per unit). Our managing agent sent Action Glass to bid as well and they came in at $898 per unit. Quite a difference so we'd appreciate any info or feedback from BT members who may have used them or gotten Gamco windows.
Thanks as always,
We'd like to use them as our representative of choice and are interested in your experiences (good, bad, or neutral).
Our no-dog condo was compelled by law to accept a new unit owner with a dog, because she claims it is a 'certified service animal'. She is hard of hearing (not totally deaf) and supposedly the dog assists her in certain daily activities. The dog does wear a little "Service Animal" vest when it's outside the unit. I was told that, supposedly, a service dog to the deaf alerts its owner by pawing him/her when there are phones ringing or doorbells.....but not by barking, because what good would that do if she was deaf, right? WRONG. The dog barks incessantly at every little sound. Every opening and closing of the elevator, every footstep outside her door, every jingling of someone's keys. It also rushes people in the hallways, barking on top of its lungs. It is a tiny thing, so no one is frightened of it, just annoyed. (If it were a Rottweiler with that personality I'm sure it would have been put down already.) My question is this: due to the anti-discrim laws on the books preventing us from not accepting a "service animal", we are held hostage by this woman with her poorly trained, uncontrolled mutt. What part does she have to hold up in this bargain? Does anyone know if the service animal OWNER is compelled to train their animal properly, or make sure it does not affect the quality of life of all its neighbors? All of the seeing eye dogs I've ever known never make a peep. This thing barks non-stop, and I'm wondering if it was ever trained at all...our board is starting to think we've been 'had'....any thoughts would be much appreciated.
We have one dog left from before our "no dogs" policy. It's 14 and urinates or leaks dark fluid all over the bldg. The super cleans up puddles but he's PT and when he's not here they soak into rugs or stay on floors for hours. Our lobby video isn't sharp enough to see the dog wet. Last week, we had elevator work and everyone had to use the stairs. A big puddle was found and luckily no one slipped on it and fell down the stairs. Someone could have been badly hurt.
We have no fine for things like this since we have no other dogs. We can't prove it's the dog but it has to be and it's happening almost every day. We asked the owner to put a cover on the dog when he goes in or out of the bldg or get something from a vet but he refuses and totally ignores us. The poor dog is old with problems and the owner says he's keeping the dog "to the end" no matter what.
Many residents are complaining about the wet spots and the odor especially in the elevator. What can we do?
If anonymous posts are subject to deletion (your words). How come on the subject of " who can attend attend the annual shareholders meeting" Anon replys to Anon. Now I am not complaining but as an avid viewer of your page/web site it is almost impossible to offer advise as with all the anons I am not sure if anon is one person or a second. Many others that have had the same issue. Follow me?
Fat Nickie (only one of me)
From my understanding, NYC is cracking down on the use of razor wire/barbed wire around sidewalk sheds surrounding residential buildings. For those coops who are doing facade work, has your coop found a satisfactory substitute to help ease the security fears of shareholder/tenants on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Thank you for your assistance.
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