Back in September 2008, I was walking by Wall and Water Streets ... and walked right into the opening night party for the Philippe Starck-designed luxury rental conversion at 95 Wall St. Festive despite a 500-point drop on the NYSE that day — the beginning of the meltdown! A tux-clad musician with an electronic fiddle was on the red carpet delighting all who walked by, mostly confused tourists at the onset.
You can read the whole post here.
The other day, a Dwell resident left a comment on the post.... which seemed too good not to share... So, excuse me while we venture away from the East Village for a moment...
Here's the comment:
i've been living here for a yr. def not gonna renew my lease. ok here we go: 1. every floor smells like pot. not exaggerating!!! 2. [the manager] is unprofessional and needs a better attitude. every complaint goes in one ear and out the other. she ignores everyone! 3. electricity — they say they save u money on electricity bec they buy it buy the bulk. but they overcharge by almost double!! and they put it under building services not electricity. my electric bill came out double what i have paid in any previous luxury building. 4. windows — all the apt windows are not fully sealed so tons of cold air comes in the winter and visa versa in the summer. management answers put the heater or ac on!. yea as if they are paying my bill. 5. complaints concerning the apt take forever to take care of. 6. breakfast always runs out — obviously bec most of the apt have like 5 people in a 2 bedroom just to save money. 7. their was no ac in the gym the entire summer. 8. the workout classes they give in the morning SUCK. the little red head has no experience at all and is very annoying. most of her classes have 1 or 2 people. usually she ends up stretching on her own or doesnt show. 9. the washer and dryer in the apt are really small, just enough for underwear and 3 small towels. 10. the toilets flush really bad bec there's not enough water pressure...there will always be leftovers (beware). 11. hot water takes about 4 min in the morning for the showers. about the same for the sink in the kitchen. 12. the stove is big enough to cook a baby chicken, not much more. i bought a grill to compensate. 13. the stove top clicks when there is too much humidity in the room. 14. the light in the fridge turn on on holidays only. just joking but they rarely work. ... and yes Chace is a really great neighbor, he complains too, but nothing helps lol .