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Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended
Reviewed 02/07/2007
I live in this row of buildings managed by Fineberg also. There are some pluses, including the lack of bug and mice problems in my building. <br><br>Problems include lots of obnoxious student noice, including the drinking on the rooftops; the lack of *any* recycling containers, and the placement of dumpsters in a dark alley behind the buildings, as much as 100 yards away. As a result, many tenants just dump their trash bags in the hallways or leave them in the stairwells. This used to annoy me, but on cold dark nights, I can't blame anybody for not wanting to go out in that alley. If Fineberg gave a crap about this, they would place trash and recycling containers in reasonable proximity to where people live. But Fineberg does not care and will not spend a few bucks to provide reasonably located containers.<br><br>Probably the worst thing is the lousy quality of laundry facilities: 4 washers and 4 dryers for 3 buildings with over 100 units and maybe 200 tenants; nowhere near adequate. Maybe 2 or 3 of the 4 machines are working at any given time. And rather than maintain and repair this equipment, Fineberg outsources it to a independent contractor that does neither. The laundry equipment is basically there so they can claim to have on-site laundry rather actually to be used by the tenants. <br><br>Fineberg's philosophy seems to be, "If it is good enough for students, why spend money to make it better?"<br><br>So, if you can do your laundry somewhere else, don't mind paying very high rents and living around some very noisy students, this may be the place for you.
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