My entry into the Olympics, Pentathlon of Moving into an Apartment, herewith pix of our new temporary digs. Despite my grumbling, (like come to find out Property Manager isn’t actually ON the property today so the I’ll pass the message along went nowhere), the complex is not all that bad and has pretty decent amenities.
The public spaces are big, comfortable, and varied. You can sit in small room with comfy chairs and watch tv or you can be in the grand library with others and chat.
There’s a game room with miniature golf, air hockey, board games, game tables, and a big tv. A bar counter with stools out overlooking what will be the pool when done.
There’s a kitchen space that’s for rent if you want to entertain and I’ve been told there will be events like wine tasting there later.
There’s a golf simulator and dog washing station. A kids playroom and a giant office room with cubbies on a first come first serve basis. Looks very popular every time I’ve walked by.
You can tell I played recently!! FORE!
For the four-legged family members, even Vinny’s yapper.
The pool area and courtyard are miles from being done but I am very very very thankful I did not chose an apartment that overlooks the courtyard. We’re in the booth in the back overlooking trees and an empty lot and the skyline of White Plains. Facing due west because we get killer sunsets. No one can look in to our apartment. We don’t look over anyone. No courtyard pool yahoo noise (Vinny comes to mind!! 😬😬😬) Good choice.
I found and had a good long chat with the woman who was our leasing agent. I was downstairs anyway and ran into her and asked if she could spare some time. She’s very good at what she does and was a good listener. I didn’t raise my voice, no need to, rather I calmly brought out all my concerns about the building management (and lack thereof). I even mentioned the blast letter to residents with the typos and apostrophe catastrophe!
She appreciated my tone. I told her she could hire me as the communications director and she said “not a bad idea”.
I met the building maintenance man. Got his card with his email address. We talked about Cablevision and he nodded in acknowledgment of the problem. He added that depending on where the apartment is in the complex the wiring either works or doesn’t. 🙄🤷🏻♀️ I held my tongue. He’s sending someone to get it right on Wednesday. Oh well. Meanwhile I got a bill from Optimum. Haven’t opened it. May not bother!!
Still trying to get away on vacation but I have to be in Bedford all day Monday. Hair cut. Post office. Meet with builder. The insurance company wants me to install No Smoking signs around the construction area and they also need a photograph of the fire extinguishers I bought. Endless paperwork and circling back.
TGIF. What’s everyone doing this weekend? Have a good one!
PS: Meant to add this photo too. There’s a weight and exercise room. Plus a yoga room. Ask me if I’ve been in either. 😉