Updates: July 12 — Information from NYC OEM

Dear Residents,

Please note: NYC Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have announced that residents and businesses affected by the April 11th fire that occurred at 56-11 94th Street can now apply for low-interest disaster loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Information describing the SBA loan opportunity can be read HEREAs well, here are Fact Sheets in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

Residents may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Please note that the filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is August 11, 2017.

In addition to posting information on this website, management will email residents of 56-11 94th Street to inform them of the new SBA loan opportunity and application deadlines.

Updates: July 10, 2017

Following is a summary list of construction activities that took place at the building prior to and following the July 4th holiday, as management continues to repair and rebuild the A-L line to the highest standard so residents can return home as quickly as possible.

On the A-L line of the building

  • Removal of pipe risers continue on the 5th and 6th Floors
  • Installation of temporary roof on the 5th Floor has begun
  • Removal of the 6th Floor parapet is 60% complete
  • Abatement of kitchen floors on the 5th Floor is scheduled to be completed this week
  • Pressure testing and gas riser work has been completed, with DOB inspections to follow
  • Interior demolition of the 3rd and 4th Floors remains underway

On the M-U line of the building

  • Elevator repairs continue, with completion anticipated next week
  • New temporary flooring on the 6th Floor hallway is installed
  • Coating and painting of the 6th Floor hallway is almost completed
  • Re-occupancy of the 6th Floor is now scheduled for the week of July 17, following DOB inspections

Updates: June 23, 2017

Following is a summary list of construction activities that took place this week at the building as management continues to repair and rebuild the A-L line to the highest standard so residents can return home as quickly as possible.

  • Content removal is 100% completed on Floors 1, 2 and 3 — and 90% completed on the 4th Floor
  • Interior abatement work is ongoing and will continue next week
  • Interior demolition permits have been granted by the NYC Department of Buildings, with interior demolition on Floors 1 and 2 to begin mid-next week
  • Parapet demolition continues and parapet rebuild has begun
  • Architectural and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing drawings for the rebuild are in progress

Updates: June 19, 2017

Following is a summary list of construction activities that took place last week at the building as management continues to repair and rebuild the A-L line to the highest standard so residents can return home as quickly as possible.

  • Parapet demolition has been completed on the north and east walls of the A-L line; re-build of the parapet will begin next week
  • Interior demolition of the 5th Floor is completed
  • Interior demolition of Floors  1 & 2 is about 80% completed
  • Content removal of Floors 3 & 4 remains underway

Updates: June 9, 2017

Following is a summary list of construction activities that took place this week at the building as management continues to repair and rebuild the A-L line to the highest standard so residents can return home as quickly as possible.

  • Interior demolition of the 5th floor is 95% completed
  • Content removal on the 1st and 2nd Floors is 100% completed, in advance of commencement later this month of interior demolition on these floors
  • NYC DOB permits have been approved and pulled for roof parapet work, to commence within the next two weeks
  • Ongoing interior abatement throughout the A-L line, conducted by CMC Environmental Corporation, a certified asbestos removal company. This work is being carried out under the supervision of the NYC DEP and NYC DOB

Updates: June 2, 2017

Following is a summary list of construction activities that took place this week at the building as management continues to repair and rebuild the A-L line to the highest standard so residents can return home as quickly as possible.

  • Interior demolition plans for the Lobby through 4th Floors of the A-L line have been approved by the Department of Buildings
  • Content removal on the 5th Floor of the A-L line is completed and interior demolition of this floor is 85% completed
  • Content removal on the 1st Floor of the A-L line will begin next week
  • A new badge ID system will be implemented next week for all residents living in the unaffected M-U line of the building; all residents will be issued new building ID for security
  • Reminder to all residents who moved back into the building last month in apartments on the M-U line: the parking garage has been reopened and is available for resident use

Updates: May 25, 2017

Over the last several weeks management has been working closely and around the clock with its construction professionals and the City to develop construction plans and a timetable for repairs and renovation. As communicated previously, management’s goal is to ensure that the affected A – L line of the building is fully and securely rebuilt so residents can return home as quickly as possible. Below, please find a summary of recent construction activities.

  • A Tenant Protection Plan has been approved for the building in connection with interior demolition plans that have been filed with the Department of Buildings
  • Interior demolition plans for the 5th & 6th Floors of the A – L line have been approved by the Department of Buildings
  • Interior demolition plans for the Lobby and Floors 1-4 of the A – L line will be submitted to the Department of Buildings for review next week
  • Construction plans for the parapet wall on the roof level have been approved by the Department of Buildings, with work scheduled to begin next week
  • Roof framing and replacement plans will be submitted to the Department of Buildings for review next week
  • Management is in the process of formulating a detailed schedule for abatement, mold remediation and content removal of Floors 1-4 of the A – L line
  • Interior reconstruction plans for the A – L line are being drafted
  • Residents who have moved back into the unaffected lines of the building (M – U) should expect to see remediation and demolition activity occurring onsite over the summer, with rebuild of the A – L line to begin on or around Labor Day; most of this construction activity will be concentrated in the A – L line
  • The Lobby will remain closed for several months due to construction activity; residents will continue be asked to enter and exit through the South entrance. All construction personnel will enter and exit through the North entrance
  • As with all work that has or will take place onsite, activities are being done in accordance with Department of Buildings and Department of Environmental Protection standards and are being supervised by licensed contractors
  • Reminder to all residents who moved back into the building last month in apartments on the M-U line: the parking garage has been reopened and is available for resident use

Updates: May 5, 2017

Note to all residents: Management’s network will be temporarily interrupted today beginning at 3pm and continuing until 12 noon tomorrow. We will be unable to respond to emails during this window.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will respond to all emails received later this afternoon/tomorrow morning as soon as our network service is restored.

Updates: May 4, 2017

Reminder to residents of 5th Floor on the A-L line: If you are living in one of the following apartments — 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 5K, 5L  and have not yet retrieved your  personal property, please make arrangements to do so by no later than 5pm tomorrow, May 5th.

To schedule a retrieval appointment, please call or email Maria Shah at (212) 213-9600 Ext. 145 / ms@alginny.com.