85 John Street
Resident · 2006
In the end, this is a decent building with a great staff. Tony (Super) and Alfredo (Asst. Super) are the best I've had in the city, and most of the doormen and porters are solid as well. The Kibel management folks are strange and eccentric, but ultimately they get the job done.<br><br>The building itself is not without it's shortcomings. The problem of thin walls, as mentioned in other posts, is absolutely true. Also, the building's circulation leaves much to be desired: if the tenant below you smokes, sometimes the smell can waft through the internal airshafts. Neither of these problems has been a dealbreaker to date.<br><br>Unfortunately, as with most of the financial district, rents are starting to go up -- a lot -- and the good residents are being replaced by the wealthy and their spoiled college kids. Not much that can be done about that, though...