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anonymous

Resident 2003 - 2007

12/22/2007

A high price luxury dump ?

I have lived in the Century for almost the last five years with my well behaved, trained, little dog. I have lived in the same apartment the whole time. My neighbors are wonderful, and my floor is a dream. Consistantly, clean and quiet w/ passing pleasentries. My view is unbelievable. When you walk into my apartment for the first time you are immediately forced to the window to get a closer look of the panaramic views of the East and West River, city skyline, GW Brigge, and on a clear day Long Island Sound. I will never get tired of the view. My apaerment was renovated before I moved in, and was in exellent shape. Odviousley cleaning was still required. No stainless, or granite as is the phase right now in NYC, but none the less standard sized appliances gas stove/oven, fridge, as well as a dishwasher, and new cabinetts and tile floor (white). I will admit it has become a litte sterale- Parkey floor was new. Reguardless of apartment size closets are great ! Tiles in bathroom although were aparently new at time of move in, but are dated. However, amazing water pressure ! Biggest down fall is the windows, and heating / cooling system. Which can often make it tricky to achieve a comfortable tempature, and a good fan, and hummidifer are necessary. I must agree with the other postings that dogs were much more welcomed when I first moved it, and have been written-up for the stupidest little things. There use to be a better screening process of the animals, but now it is a come one come all. Worse than the dogs is the conclave of stollers. The building has a general population of at least 49% new large familiys. Who I suspect live in tight quarters, because when the children are in public areas act wild w/ out any acknowledgement for their parents or building staff. I have almost been run over several times, by small children on bikes, skateboards, roller blades,scotters, and of more often strollers ! Forget the dogs, the strollers are the real problem in this building. 30% are young single, married professionals relocated from the city. The remainning 21% are retired, or elderly. The buildings diversity steams from housing both the Riverdale Senior Center, as well as a hebrew day school. Yeah 8:30am in the lobby can look like Grand Centeral Station. The building staff are good, but yes repairs are usually medeocor at best ! Some times it is due to lack of skill, while other times it is due to management cuts on quality supplies. The management sucks without question. The office within the building is like a mirage. I can't pay my rent there, and anytime I brought a problem to them I have been directed to call someone downtown. Where I have to go through an autimatedphone system, and then put on my Jphnny Cockran to get what ever it is I need done. I do feel very safe here. The garage is necessary, but I too agree extermely over priced, as is the rent. The staff only speak spanish, except for the manager, but he is only on during the day when your out working to pay the rent. Constantly agraviting problems, and no one to help. Those men stit in there office and watch TV. Ask them for anything, and they yell- little considersation from neighbors to park within lines, and often my car suffers dings and scraps. But there really is no other choice. The gym. Well it's convient ! management is crazy ! but if you go and do your thing, and add three years onto any promise they make you won't be disappointed. Overall, does it have everthing from great closents and views, parking , laundry, gym, and a full staff, yes. but, this is one of few rental probperties in riverdale so it gets a diverse mix of people. Way to many strollers. you must fight to get what you need from management, and the rental increases are high. it serves my purposes, with its close proximity to NYC, Westchester, as well as mass transit. Like everything in NYC you have to decide what you priorties are.

    Review 14 out of 17

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