Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's the buzz on East 10th Street?

In this apartment building on East 10th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue, not everyone is thrilled about the new intercom system... activated via your cell phone or landline...

6 comments:

Larry Slade said...

I know several people who live in a building on E 12th that has this type of system. Cool way for the landlord, cops, or whoever to keep track of traffic of visits.

glamma said...

sounds kind of big-brother

Goggla said...

I lived in a building in Chelsea with this system. The only problem was if something went wrong with the phone, you couldn't communicate with people at the door.

T.E.V.B. said...

I have this system in my building on E. 12th. It's hooked into your landline, ie, you have to have an active landline to buzz anyone in or speak to someone over the intercom. When I first moved in, I planned not to have a landline (using only my cell phone), but had to activate (and pay for) a landline number to use the intercom. It's annoying.

East Village Eats said...

PCV where my parents live (not sure about Stuy Town) do fine with this system. They use landlines though, not sure about this cellphone malarkey!

Jill said...

The bane of my existence (ok not THE bane, but one of them) has been this ridiculous phone buzzer system. At least their landlord tells them how to use it. Ours just makes you guess until you stumble upon the right combination of numbers. Or, they tell you how to do it after approximately 14 complaint calls. Or, as with my downstairs neighbor, they never actually hook it up to their phone so it never works.

However, this weekend I removed the old buzzer box to make room for a new wall hook. It's the small pleasures that we must focus on.