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Driveway Restoration; Planning Deliveries

posted Mar 9, 2011, 2:31 PM by Marc Donner   [ updated Mar 9, 2011, 2:34 PM ]

Driveway Restoration

As you know, a couple of years ago a water main break on 70th Street opposite the western entrance to our driveway undermined the paving of both the street and our driveway.  Last year New York City repaired the damaged pavement along 70th Street.  This year is the driveway’s turn.  After careful study, the board has authorized a driveway restoration project that will start about the beginning of April.

The work will last about three or four weeks, during which time the driveway will be inaccessible.  The building will, at its expense, relocate all of the cars with outside spots to the garage for the duration of the project, as was done the last time the driveway was redone about a decade ago.

Pedestrian access to the building will not be interrupted.  Deliveries and other vehicular transactions will be redirected to the East parking lot for the duration of the construction.

Planning Deliveries

Section 4 of the House rules reads, in part:


“An appointment must be scheduled at least one week in advance with the Management Office for any move-in, or move-out or with the superintendent for delivery of a piece (or pieces) of large furniture. This is necessary since our building has only one elevator car designated for these purposes on each side of the building.”

Recently it has come to the board’s attention that some residents have become careless in their planning of deliveries.  A small but increasing minority of residents has provided inadequate notice of major deliveries, sometimes as little as 30 minutes.  While the staff attempts to be accommodating, this practice is disruptive and creates extraordinary costs that are borne by the entire Co-op.

In future management will reject major deliveries proposed without adequate notice.  Please be considerate to your fellow residents and to our staff and notify the management office or the resident superintendant at least 24 to 48 hours before a major delivery.