Monthly Archives: August 2014

Garage Roof and Interior Repair Program (Update)

The following is a reproduction of a memo delivered to shareholders on 27 August 2014.

(View/download the scanned memo [PDF, 46KB])

To: All Residents of Nagle Apartments
From: Justin Verret
Re: Garage Roof and Interior Repair Program
Date: 27 August 2014

Please be advised that the main garage level roof replacement is almost complete. The new roof membrane will be installed by the end of next week if not much sooner. The new roof does not have a paver or walkway system at this point. It should only be used for emergency passage or to get from the Bogardus basement to the Bogardus side gate. Smoking or grilling is prohibited on the roof as it will damage the membrane. Please do not bring chairs or other furniture onto the roof as it will damage the membrane.

The roof is still a construction area and should not be accessed for regular passage or recreational activities at any time. The fencing and stairways still require repairs and are a hazard until completed. Please stay off the roof and stairs.

The work on the interior of the garage will begin in full force on September 2nd. There will be loud noises during demolition of existing concrete in need of repair. The plan is to have the first floor of the garage open to residents by October 1st. This will be updated as work progresses.

Before & After: The DIY Bathroom Makeover that Beat the Baby Deadline


Renovation by: Leann and Tomasz

We purchased our apartment last year with the intention of gutting the whole apartment, but we really wanted to finish our bathroom before our baby was due. This project was originally going to be done by a friend of ours, however he was in an accident and we were left doing the project a month before my homebirth. Without a tile contractor as we had already paid half of the amount upfront, we decided to pursue the project ourselves.

Read the whole article on Apartment Therapy.

Board of Directors, 2014–2015

The new Board of Directors, including elected officers, was announced and posted to the building bulletin boards on 10 August 2014.

(View/download the scanned memo [PDF, 81KB].)

Board Officers

President Steve Vernon 6S*
Vice President Joanne Hoffman 2H*
Treasurer Ryan Scott 2T*
Secretary David Sykes 1T*
Assistant Secretary Justin Verret **

Board Members

Babette Crain 3S*
Jeannine Jones 2K*
Scott Lahodny 1J*
Martin Malzahn 1S
Stephen Sameroff 2X

* Served on a prior Board
** Nonvoting Managing Agent

Hurricane Preparedness

The following is a reproduction of a memo from the Board of Directors delivered to shareholders on 1 August 2014.

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Date: 1 August 2014
Regarding: Hurricane Preparedness

Dear Residents,

Now that hurricane season is in full swing, the Board wants to remind residents of steps they can take to better prepare themselves in case one approaches NYC. It is the responsibility of each shareholder or resident to be prepared. The Board is suggesting that each household review its own emergency plans and preparations. Here are some ideas to consider:

  1. Services may be disrupted, such as:
    1. Electric service, cooking gas and water on higher floors;
    2. Cable TV and Internet service;
    3. Phone service (both cell and/or land lines);
    4. Heat, hot water, cooling and air circulation;
    5. Public transportation and sanitation (trash) pickup;
    6. Elevators may be turned off as a precaution, or electric service to elevators may be lost;
    7. Building staff and management may not be able to get to the building safely or swiftly.
  2. Please have non-perishable food (e.g., canned or dried), a manual can opener, and bottled water on hand for yourself, your family (including any infants and children), and pets for up to fourteen (14) days.
  3. Please remove EVERYTHING from fire escapes as these could become airborne with high winds.
  4. ATMs may not work — have a supply of cash on hand ahead of time.
  5. In case a hurricane approaches, the staff will remove toys from the playground as a precaution.
  6. If you own a car, you may wish to maintain a full tank of gasoline, do not park in a low-lying area, or do not park under a tree.
  7. Replenish your supply of batteries, candles and flashlights (be careful with using candles — please only use on fireproof surfaces). Please check battery-operated smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have replacement batteries available.
  8. Replenish any prescription or over-the-counter drugs and health supplies that are running low.
  9. Maintain a manual or hard-copy of important phone numbers, as cell phones may lose charge resulting in the inaccessibility of these important numbers.
  10. Maintain adequate levels of homeowners, renters and/or flood insurance (including replacement cost coverage).
  11. Keep important documents in a waterproof bag (for example, a Ziploc bag).
  12. Check in on your neighbors to make sure they are doing well.
  13. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (“UPS”) device may allow for limited computer, Internet and cell phone charging during a power outage (assuming that your Internet service is DSL and that your modem/router is plugged into the UPS).
  14. Although the co-op remains outside of the flood zones, after hurricane Sandy, the co-op’s property has been placed in an evacuation zone by NYC. There are six zones. We are now in evacuation zone five (5). The closest evacuation center is George Washington High School, 549 Audubon Street.

Please refer to NYC’s Office of Emergency Management’s website for additional information at and