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Revision: June 20, 2012

 

Lane Closures and Parking Restrictions - Updated June 20

 

The New York City Department of Design and Construction has announced that there will lane closures and parking restrictions on Metropolitan Avenue between Wood Avenue and McGraw Avenue between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

The New York City Department of Design and Construction has announced that there will lane closures and parking restrictions on Unionport Road between Starling Avenue and Metropolitan Oval on June 13th between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. They have also announced lane closures and parking restrictions on Metropolitan Avenue between Purdy Street and Metropolitan Oval.

The work is a part of the Center Island Reconstruction Project. To see the actual notices go to ourCenter Island project pages.

Elevator Service Interruptions Ongoing

Parkchester South Condominium is upgrading services on all its elevators with a video-audio life safety system. Residents and guests will experience elevator service interruptions as we install communications cable and system components. In buildings with dual elevators, only one elevator will be placed out of service at a time.

The first phase of the installation required placing the elevator out of service for up to 8 hours over two days while new elevator travel cable with fiber optics was installed in the elevator shaft along with audio and camera housings in and on the elevator car. This phase is complete on all elevators. The second phase requires installation of a new Help button on the elevator panel and video and audio components installed in car housings. This second phase requires less downtime for each elevator with typical installations of 90 minute sessions over two days.

This is an ongoing project that will impact all of our 142 elevators in all 116 residential buildings through the spring of 2012. Service interruptions will be posted in the affected buildings. There should be no service interruptions evenings, weekends or holidays.

NYC Local Law 11 Inspections - Cycle 7

NYC Local Law 11 Cycle 7 inspections will begin Tuesday, January 17, 2012 and continue into February. Unlike past inspections that required the erection of suspended scaffolding, the contractor, Hobo Construction, will deploy a Genie Z135 articulating telescopic mobile boom (see below) to increase the rate and lessen the time needed to perform these inspections. We expect that this project will be minimally disruptive but will likely require the diversion of some pedestrian and vehicle traffic as the inspections take place. Parking may be restricted in certain areas as well.

These inspections are mandated for all buildings in the city over six stories in height in 5 year cycles. An engineer will be surveying the buildings for anything that could fall from the building including but not limited to the parapet, window lintels, decorative structures, façade and air conditioner installations. Suspended scaffolding may be required to make the necessary repairs.

Listed below is a schedule of buildings to be inspected using the Genie Z135. Expect diversions of pedestrian and vehicle traffic adjacent to the builidngs being inspected as well as the possibility of parking restrictions.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2055 McGraw Avenue 1410 East Avenue
2033 McGraw Avenue 1925 McGraw Avenue
1525 Unionport Road 1935 McGraw Avenue
1523 Unionport Road 1410 Parkchester Road
1521 Unionport Road 1369 Metropolitan Avenue
   
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Friday, January 20, 2012
1420 Parkchester Road 1490 East Avenue
1430 Parkchester Road 1545 Unionport Road
1450 Parkchester Road 1551 Unionport Road
1460 Parkchester Road 1480 Parkchester Road
1959 McGraw Avenue 40 Metropolitan Oval
44 Metropolitan Oval
   
Monday, January 23, 2012 Tuesday, January 24, 2012
1440 East Avenue 1410 Wood Road
1470 East Avenue 1409 Wood Road
1469 East Avenue 1439 Wood Road
1439 East Avenue 1420 Wood Road
1410 Metropolitan Avenue 1440 Wood Road
1490 Metropolitan Avenue
   
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Thursday, January 26, 2012
1470 West Avenue 1561 Unionport Road
1469 West Avenue 1563 Unionport Road
1491 West Avenue 1575 Unionport Road
1439 Metropolitan Avenue 1585 Unionport Road
1491 Metropolitan Avenue 1520 Archer Road
1510 Archer Road
   
Friday, January 27, 2012 Monday, January 30, 2012
1589 Unionport Road 1555 Unionport Road
1595 Unionport Road 34 Metropolitan Oval
1545 Archer Road 36 Metropolitan Oval
1530 Archer Road 1480 Parkchester Road
1500 Archer Road

Between January 13, 2012 suspended scaffolding will be erected at these buildings:
1314 Virginia Avenue
1920 McGraw Avenue

Between January 31, 2012 and February 3, 2012 suspended scaffing will be erected at the following buildings:
2053 McGraw Avenue
1919 McGraw Avenue
1370 Virginia Avenue
1380 Virginia Avenue
1409 Metropolitan Avenue

Genie Z135 Video

Left Photo: Genie Z135-70 Articulating Telescopic Boom that will be used to facilitate inspections of the building exterior walls (façades).
(photo by Genie Corporation)

Right Photo: Exterior repairs being done on suspended scaffolding at Parkchester South Condominium.
(photo by Hobo Construction).

 

Roof Replacements

Contracts have been awarded to perform roof replacement and to address any water infiltration issues on or around the bulkheads, parapets and drains at the location listed below. Work will be proceeding in December of 2011 and into the spring as weather permits. Residents can expect scaffolding to be erected around select areas of these buildings. The work is under the supervision of Merritt Engineering.

16 Metropolitan Oval
14 Metropolitan Oval
1430 Parkchester Road

 

Archer Road Parking Restriction - November 2nd

There will be no parking on Archer Road on Wednesday, November 2nd from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to allow for tree removal and pruning necessitated by damage from the recent storm. Any vehicles not removed will have to be towed to allow the work to proceed.

Water Shutoff - Metropolitan Avenue, Wood Road, Wood Avenue- October 31st

The New York City Department Design and Construction's Field office has informed us that water will be shut off on October 31st from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the W9, W10, W11 and W12 clusters. These clusters include the following residential buildings:

1409 Metropolitan Avenue
1439 Metropolitan Avenue
1409 Wood Road
1439 Wood Road
1469 West Avenue
1491 West Avenue
1470 West Avenue
1491 Metropolitan Avenue

Also, impacted are all retail enterprises on the west side of Metropolitan Avenue from Wood Avenue north to Wood Road

Based on the previous water shut offs, Parkchester South Condominium recommends that you take steps to have water stored in potable containers or a quantity of bottled water on hand should unforeseen circumstances prevent the restoration of water as scheduled and/or additional days of shut off are needed without additional notice provided.

Water Shutoff - Metropolitan Avenue - October 27th

The New York City Department Design and Construction's Field office has informed us that water will be shut off on October 28th from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM in the W9 and W12 clusters. These clusters include the following residential buildings:

1409 Metropolitan Avenue
1439 Metropolitan Avenue
1470 West Avenue
1491 Metropolitan Avenue

Also, impacted are all retail enterprises on the west side of Metropolitan Avenue from Wood Avenue north to Wood Road

Based on the previous water shut offs, Parkchester South Condominium recommends that you take steps to have water stored in potable containers or a quantity of bottled water on hand should unforeseen circumstances prevent the restoration of water as scheduled and/or additional days of shut off are needed without additional notice provided.

 

Restrictions to Curbside Parking, Lane Closure and Water Main Replacement
On Metropolitan Avenue between Wood Avenue and Hugh J. Grant


On/or about Tuesday, October 11th and for approximately 2 weeks (weather permitting) from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm replacement water main work will occur on Metropolitan Avenue between McGraw Avenue and Metropolitan Oval. Due to this construction work a southbound lane of Metropolitan Avenue between Metropolitan Oval and McGraw Avenue and a northbound lane of Metropolitan Avenue between McGraw Avenue and Yankee Mall will be closed.

For the entire notice and more information on the project, see the NYC Department of Design and Construction notices from the above menu (DDC Notices).

Water Shutoff - McGraw & Metropolitan Avenue - September 28th

Trocom Construction, contractor for the New York City Department of Design and Construction, has informed us that the following buildings might experience short periods of water shut off on September 28, 2011 in connection with the NYC water system upgrade:
1935 McGraw Avenue
1945 McGraw Avenue
1949 McGraw Avenue
1368 Metropolitan Avenue
1925 McGraw Avenue

Water Shutoff - Metropolitan Avenue - September 12th

The New York City Department Design and Construction's Field office has informed us that water will be shut off on September 12th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the W9 and W12 clusters. These clusters include the following residential buildings:
1409 Metropolitan Avenue
1439 Metropolitan Avenue
1491 Metropolitan Avenue
1470 West Avenue
Also, impacted are all retail enterprises on the west side of Metropolitan Avenue from Wood Avenue north to Wood Road

Based on the previous water shut offs, Parkchester South Condominium recommends that you take steps to have water stored in potable containers or a quantity of bottled water on hand should unforeseen circumstances prevent the restoration of water as scheduled and/or additional days of shut off are needed without additional notice provided.

Hurricane Irene - Preparedness

The Condominium has already put into effect its emergency procedures. The staff has met and assigments distributed. All construction will be halted, contractor cooperation has been confirmed and secure measures completed by Friday. The storm is being monitored, please do the same and make sure you have batteries and flashlights, keep windows closed during any high winds and remove all potted plants, furniture and tents from terrace locations. Further updates to follow.

Also see the New York City Office of Emergency Managementwebsite for emergency information.

Water Shutoff - Metropolitan Avenue- July 13th and July 14th

The New York City Department Design and Construction's Field office has informed us that water will be shut off on July 13th and July 14th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Metropolitan Avenue between 1491-1409 on both the Metropolitan Avenue and West Avenue side. Based on the last water shut off, Parkchester South Condominium recommends that you take steps to have water stored in potable containers or a quantity of bottled water on hand should unforeseen circumstances prevent the restoration of water as scheduled and/or additional days of shut off are needed without additional notice provided.

NYC Local Law 11 Inspections

NYC Local Law 11 Inspections Parkchester South Condominium is getting underway with Cycle 6 of the New York City Local Law 11 inspections. Scaffolding will be erected and work on the exterior structure will take place. These inspections are mandated for all buildings in the city over six stories in height in 5 year cycles. An engineer will be surveying the buildings for anything that could fall from the building including but not limited to the parapet, window lintels, decorative structures, façade and air conditioner installations. Corrective action is taken which means erecting scaffolding to make the necessary repairs. Management is also coordinating water infiltration repairs with this work to take advantage of the scaffolding erected so that scaffolding is not paid for twice for different repairs. The following buildings are involved in this cycle at this time:

81 Metropolitan Oval
99 Metropolitan Oval
1470 Parkchester Road
1610 Metropolitan Avenue
1650 Metropolitan Avenue
1690 Metropolitan Avenue
1935 McGraw Avenue
1945 McGraw Avenue
1949 McGraw Avenue
1969 McGraw Avenue
2059 McGraw Avenue

Water Shutoff - West Section - June 13th

The New York City Department Design and Construction's contractor for the Center Island Renovation Project has informed us that water mains will be shut off on June 13th for nine hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and that water will be restored at the end of the work day. This shutoff is for a major portion of the West Section in the South and parts of the North Condominium. The following clusters and addresses are scheduled to be impacted:

W1 63 Metropolitan Oval
W1 81 Metropolitan Oval
W2 89 Metropolitan Oval
W2 99 Metropolitan Oval
W3 1561 Unionport Road
W3 1563 Unionport Road
W3 1575 Unionport Road
W3 1585 Unionport Road
W4 1589 Unionport Road
W4 1595 Unionport Road
N1 5 Metropolitan Oval
N1 1 Metropolitan Oval
N2 1564 Unionport Road
N2 1562 Unionport Road
N2 1560 Unionport Road
N2 1566 Unionport Road
N2 1576 Unionport Road
N2 1590 Unionport Road
N3 1594 Unionport Road
N3 1596 Unionport Road
N3 1598 Unionport Road

Street Closings- June 2011

Streets Closed
West Avenue Monday, June 6, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM
Wood Road and Wood Avenue Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM
Archer Road and Archer Circle Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM
East Avenue and Parkchester Road Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM
Maple Drive Monday, June 13, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM
Linden Drive Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM
Sycamore Drive Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM

All Vehicles Must be removed from these streets and drives prior to 8 AM on the day of closing. Remaining Vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. Rain Dates will be June 10th, June 16th and 17th. Streets are being closed to make necessary repairs and for restriping.

Upcoming Site Projects at Parkchester South Condominium

Replacement of stairs at 89 and 99 Metropolitan Ave (April)
Replacement of stairs behind 2033 McGraw Ave (May)
Asphalt repairs throughout the entire complex (May and June)
Curb Repairs (May thru July)
Replacement of damaged fencing (May and June)
Park Bench slat repairs (May and June)
Painting of building exterior common elements, railings, fencing, sign posts etc. (July and August)
Parking areas paint restriping (June)

DDC Notice - Restrictions to Parking And Lane Closure

See the New York City Department of Design and Contruction Notices as we receive them. Posted on this website are notices for April 13, April 25, May 6 and May 11 along with additional information on the Center Island Renovation Project. Residents will find the information on parking restrictions and lane closures particularly useful during this contruction period.

Waterproofing - Multiple Locations

DF Restoration, Inc., Hobo Construction, Inc. and Cercone Exterior Restoration Company have been awarded contracts to perform waterproofing work at the locations listed below. The work is proceeding now. Some of the work also includes repairs to the facade and residents can expect scaffolding to be erected around select areas of these buildings. The work is under the supervision of Merritt Engineering and will address water infiltration issues at these locations. Merrit Engineering and Parkchester South Condominium's Waterproofing Department are actively inspecting additional locations with work planned but with contracts not yet awarded. Work will continue at these and other locations to be announced throughout 2011 as long as weather permits.

1594 Metropolitan Avenue
1700 Metropolitan Avenue
14 Metropolitan Oval
1460 Parkchester Road
1514 Unionport Road
1527 Unionport Road
1554 Unionport Road
1595 Unionport Road
2059 McGraw Avenue
1505 Archer Road
1555 Odell Street

Construction - North Unionport (1595-1589-1563-1561 Unionport)

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has announced that beginning the week of April 18th reconstruction work will begin on the Unionport Road from East Tremont to Metropolitan Oval. The work will continue Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This work is to reconstruct the center islands and to replace the sewer, catch basins and water mains. See News & Events from the main menu for more information.

Restoration -1514 Unionport Road

Starting Tuesday, March 15, 2011 scaffolding will be set up at 1514 Unionport for restoration work on the parapet. Work is expected to continue for several months.

Restoration -1700 Metropolitan Avenue
Starting Tuesday, March 15, 2011 scaffolding will be set up at 1700 Metropolitan Avenue Road for restoration work on the parapet. Work is expected to continue for several months.

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