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    Default Condo conversion of Windsor Park - 100 West 58th St @ Sixth Ave - by Gwathmey Siegel

    December 12, 2004

    BIG DEAL

    Inside the Box

    By WILLIAM NEUMAN


    UP ON THE ROOF A rendering of the penthouse apartments at Windsor Park by Gwathmey Siegel.

    LOUISE SUNSHINE, the real estate marketing powerhouse who handles sales for many of the city's new luxury condominiums, has entered a new dimension.

    Square feet, that archaic measure of living space, is passe. Ms. Sunshine has begun to measure her best properties by the cubic foot.

    The cubic revelation came to Ms. Sunshine earlier this month, after she began marketing a new condominium conversion under way in the former Helmsley Windsor Hotel at 58th Street and the Avenue of the Americas, which has a unique penthouse apartment designed by the architect Charles Gwathmey, with 25-foot ceilings. The mundane fact of the apartment's 3,414-square-foot floor plan did nothing to convey all that headroom. But 62,500 cubic feet - now that's living space.

    The penthouse - Ms. Sunshine prefers to call it a rooftop home - has been repriced accordingly. Originally listed at $9 million, it is now listed at $16.25 million, or a mere $260 a cubic foot.

    "When you say something has x amount of cubic feet, it automatically implies it has a great deal of volume, and it implies the wall space necessary to hang your great contemporary art and it also implies views and views and views," said Ms. Sunshine, chairwoman of the Sunshine Group.

    The doyenne of the latest best thing in real estate, Ms. Sunshine is so taken with the idea that she plans to apply it to the other developments she is working on, like the new Richard Meier building under construction at 165 Charles Street, in the West Village, where the 4,365-square-foot penthouse is priced at $20 million. That computes to $4,581 a square foot. Ms. Sunshine, however, now prefers to think of the Charles Street penthouse as a 60,000-cubic-foot rooftop home priced at just $333 a cubic foot.

    All of which is separate from the singularity of Mr. Gwathmey's penthouse. While Mr. Gwathmey's modernist homes normally sit on landscaped plots in suburbs or by the beach in the Hamptons or Malibu, Calif., this one will look down on Midtown from the top of a 15-story building put up in 1926 by the architect Rosario Candela.

    Plans are to split the two-story addition into upper and lower penthouse units, each with four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and two fireplaces. The top unit has the 25-foot vaulted ceilings.

    The lower unit, which has a large L-shaped terrace with a view of Central Park, has 12-foot ceilings in the living room, dining room and bedrooms, and seven-and-a-half- and nine-foot ceilings in the kitchen and bathrooms. It is priced at $13 million. Ms. Sunshine was not immediately able to provide a cubic footage for the unit, which is listed at 3,917 square feet in the offering plan.

    Mr. Gwathmey, whose firm is known as Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, said designing the penthouses was "like building one of our houses on a roof." And while the units are made to function separately, in his architect's heart he harbors a quiet hope that they might find a buyer interested in joining them into a unified creation.

    "If somebody wished, they could, of course, buy both floors, make an 8,000-square-foot house," Mr. Gwathmey said. "It'd be pretty amazing, to have a duplex and have the whole roof, have no one living over you and the sense of no one under you, and have that kind of architectural enrichment and unique space at the top of the building."

    Mr. Gwathmey has also designed the other 101 apartments in the building, which is being called Windsor Park by Gwathmey Siegel. They include seven duplex units with double-height ceilings (think extra cubic footage) and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the corner of 58th Street and Avenue of the Americas. The duplexes cost from $3.3 million to $3.6 million.

    The condos went on sale the day before Thanksgiving. Ms. Sunshine said that contracts had been drawn up for 42 of them and that about half of those had been signed. Ms. Sunshine works for the developers Yitzchak Tessler and Meyer Chetrit, who bought the building from Leona Helmsley in November 2003, for $57 million. According to Mr. Tessler, who plans to move into one of the duplexes, they have budgeted $40 million for the building's conversion to condominiums.

    One of the design challenges presented by the project was that, while the building is only a block from Central Park, its views are partly obstructed by taller buildings to the north, including the Trump Parc, at 40 stories, directly across 58th Street, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 35 stories, at the southeast corner of Avenue of the Americas and Central Park South. Views of the park are limited to the corridor along the Avenue of the Americas, and the architect's response was to emphasize those sightlines by giving the high-ceiling upper penthouse an outsized window in the northeast corner.

    The view and its limitations, however, are also a challenge to the building's marketing campaign. Ms. Sunshine has been a pioneer in the use of computer-generated simulations that show not-yet-completed apartments in exquisite detail, fully imagined with furnished rooms and art on the walls. And simulated apartments come with simulated views.

    The promotional material for the Windsor Park includes a lifelike image of the upper penthouse's living room, with an expansive view of Central Park and the Upper East Side through its oversized window. A corner of the Ritz-Carlton is tucked unobtrusively out a side window, as it might appear if the penthouse had been moved a block north, to Central Park South. But a trip to the building's roof, where workers are preparing the steel underpinnings for the Gwathmey penthouses, revealed a more limited perspective: a modest wedge of park, with the Ritz-Carlton prominent in the foreground.

    But for New Yorkers familiar with the Midtown skyline, the faux view in the computer images is disconcerting for another reason: the angles seem all wrong, prominent buildings seem out of place. A possible answer to that riddle can be found by visiting the Web sites of the Sunshine Group - sunshinegroup.com - and of another development she helped promote, the Time Warner Center - onecentralpark.com. Those Web sites use a strikingly similar swath of parkside skyline to suggest the views from the much taller Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.

    Ms. Sunshine said that she was not aware of any discrepancy, but that interested buyers can judge for themselves. "Let them go up and see the view," she said.

    Mr. Tessler insisted the views in the computer image are accurate. "It's just a rendering," he said. "It's not a real shot." He added: "Nobody tried to deceive anybody."

    Mr Gwathmey said his firm provided floor plans and other materials to a graphics consultant who worked with Ms. Sunshine to produce the image. "I think the renderist took a liberty on the diagonal," he said about the way the Ritz-Carlton appears to shrink out of the picture.

    In the end, the expanded internal horizon of the penthouse, made manifest in cubic feet, may be all that is needed. Ms. Sunshine plays a central role in shaping the developments she markets, and her genius has always been for seeing things, not so much as they are, but as they will be. Ms. Sunshine said the Gwathmey penthouses are the start of a new trend. "I believe on the top of every great roof," she said, "now there's going to be a great home."

    Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company

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    This is visionary genius?An addition on top of the roof!What a revelation!Cubic feet is much more than square feet!That could really justify the ridiculous price.This is even smarter than calling Random House "70 stories"(It's 52 FLOORS count them)But I guess it's just good marketing and not bending the truth.

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    Default Windsor Park

    Windsor Park
    100-104 West 58th Street/1411-1419 Sixth Avenue
    15 stories 279 feet (Conversion + 3 story Addition)
    Gwathmey Siegel & Associates LLC
    Dev-Windsor-Tov, LLC (Yitzchak Tessler and Meyer Chetrit)
    Residential Condominium
    103 units 137,960 Sq. Ft.
    Completed 2004-2005



    Sunshine Group
    Windsor Park

    http://www.sunshinegroup.com/

    Property:
    Gwathmey Siegel has an international reputation for architectural excellence with over 100 prestigious design awards. Windsor Park embodies everything they stand for. Spacial inventiveness underscored by total integrity. A profound respect for the sensuousness of shape and color and texture. An uplifting holistic approach to living with meticulous Gwathmey Siegel attention to detail. In Windsor Park they have created a residence of true simplicity and serenity. From memorable lobby to roof top to every single little yet so very important detail in your residence, this is Gwathmey Siegel design perfection.

    Residences:
    Windsor Park is Centered & Central to Everything. Just steps from Central Park and surrounded by the city's premium hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and museums. This condominium conversion by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates has given rise to 100 new luxury residences and 2 Rooftop Homes. The Rooftop Homes are each over 3,000 square feet with outdoor space overlooking Central Park. 7 Duplex Residences feature two-story Great Rooms and oversized corner windows enjoy Park and City views. The condominium residences are studio, one, two and three bedrooms.

    Amenities:
    Stay centered and truly enjoy your life. Take superb service for granted. Enjoy every amenity that makes life easier and more gracious. And that even includes having private Yoga classes and working out with the Pilates method without ever having to leave your beloved new home.
    However, the draw of Central Park will be extremely difficult to resist.

    Please contact the sales office for current availabilities:
    Sales & Design Center
    1429 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10019
    T 212.582.2444



    City Realty:
    Windsor Park
    100 West 58th Street

    located at Southwest corner at the Avenue of the Americas

    http://www.cityrealty.com/condos/pro...d=30364&page=2

    This handsome mid-rise building nicely complements the architecture of the building on the same block on the northwest corner of 57th Street, The Buckingham Hotel. Both are brown-brick structures with limestone bases and nice cornices. The buildings are separated by the Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde Club building, one of the city’s most fanciful with a façade populated by skeletons and a roof with a crashed World War I fighter plane.

    In late 2004, numerous older hotel properties began to be converted to luxury condominium apartments to take advantage of a very, very strong market for such units. This building’s conversion to condos was highlighted by the addition of two penthouse apartments with vaulted ceilings designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates and the creation of double-height apartments at the corner at the Avenue of the Americas.

    Other nearby hotels that also went conversion to condominiums at about the same time included the former Intercontinental Hotels at 110 Central Park South and on Lexington Avenue at 48th Street. In addition, several very prominent hotels such as the Plaza and St. Regis and Fifth Avenue and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 50 Central Park West decided to convert part of their hotel space to residential condominium apartments. Another major property, the Mayflower Hotel at 15 Central Park West, was demolished in 2005 to make way for a new luxury condominium project. Another major hotel, the Stanhope on Fifth Avenue at 81st Street, was closed for conversion to co-operative apartments.

    This 14-story building had 242 hotel rooms and will contain about 100 condominium apartments consisting of studio, one- and two-bedroom units in addition several duplex units and the two penthouse apartments. Initial prices ranged from about $744,000 for a 607-square-foot studio apartment on the 10th floor to $3,557,00 for a three-bedroom unit with three-and-a-half baths and 19-foot ceilings on the sixth floor.

    One of the penthouses has 3,917 square feet of interior space and 4,028 square feet of exterior space with a wrap-around terrace, four bedrooms, five baths and two fireplaces. The other has 3,414 square feet of interior space and 231 square feet of exterior space with four bedrooms and five baths and a living room with a 25-foot-high, vaulted ceiling with skylights.

    Gwathmey Siegel is the architectural firm that designed the sinuously curved apartment tower at 26 Cooper Square as well as many academic and institutional buildings and residences. It was one of the “New York Five” or “Whites” architectural firms that emerged in the 1960s and were known for their Modernistic white buildings.

    Yitzchak Tessler and Meyer Chetrit are the developers. Joseph Chetrit was one of the principal buyers of the Sears Tower in Chicago in 2004. The Chetrit Group at the same time also undertook the conversion of the former Empire Hotel at 44 West 63rd Street to residential condominium apartments.

    Some of the apartments in this project along the avenue will have partial views of Central Park, which is one block to the north.

    This location has excellent public transportation and is convenient to many of the country’s finest stores, and numerous restaurants. It is very close to Carnegie Hall, which is around the corner on 57th Street at Seventh Avenue and is not far from numerous supermarkets include Whole Foods in the large basement of the Time-Warner Center at Columbus Circle, two blocks to the west.





    10-30-05


    http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q...,+Brooklyn,+NY
    Map

    http://citi-habitats.com/press/viewa...article_id=527
    Publication: New York Magazine
    Date: 4/18/2005
    Article: "A Million-Dollar Room. Seven figures for 700 square feet? Hey, you get a bathroom, too!"
    Author: S. Jhoanna Robledo

    http://www.therealdeal.net/issues/Ja...1105458960.php
    The Real Deal
    Windsor Park by Gwathmey Siegel

    58th Street and Avenue of the Americas

    The Former Helmsley Windsor Hotel is being converted to 103 condo apartments. Sales began the day before Thanksgiving and there were contracts drawn up for 42 units by mid-December, around half of which are signed. The building includes two penthouses, priced at $13 and $16.25 million, and seven duplexes priced from $3.3 million to $3.6 million. The developers are Yitzchak Tessler and Meyer Chetrit. Contact: The Sunshine Group, 212-750-0500.

    http://www.ikeelectrical.com/services.html#65
    I.K.E Electrical Corporation

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    Default Do You Know Your Rights And By-laws Of Windsor Parke?

    IF I WERE YOU I WOULD INSIST ON GETTING MY COPY OF EACH AND EVERY ITEM ON THIS LIST. SO FAR IN 2 YEARS OF LITIGATION THE OWNERS AND BOARD MEMBERS OF WINDSOR PARKE CONDO HAVE FAILED TO ALLOW US TO VIEW THEIR BOOKS. PERHAPS THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR THE IRS?
    ISN'T THIS THE SAME BUILDING THAT THE PROSTITUTION AND DRUG PROBLEM ALONG WITH THE PAST GOV. SPITZER TOOK PLACE?
    IF YOU KEEP HONEST BOOKS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY WOULD THE MANAGEMENT AND OWNERS NOT ALLOW THE DISCOVERY OF THESE DEMANDS?

    Section 6.3
    "Statement of Common Charges. The Condo Board SHALL promptly provide a written statement of unpaid common charges due from any unit owner upon its receipt of a written request therefor from such unit owner. in addition, each unit owner SHALL be permitted to examine the books of account of the Condo at reasonable time on business days, but not more frequently than once a month."


    Section 5.14 Record and Audits. (we wish to see all records)

    A. The Treasurer of the Condo, or the Managing Agent under the supervision of such Treasurer SHALL keep full, detailed and accurate records and books of account with respect to the financial affairs of the Condo. which records and books of account shall include, without limitation, a listing of all receipts of and expenditures by the Condo. Board and the Managing Agent and, a separate listing for each Unit, setting forth, among other things, the amount of each assessment of Common Charges and Special Assessments levied against such Unit, the date when due, the amounts paid thereon and the balance, if any, remaining unpaid, as well as all Permitted Mortgages having an interest in such Unit.

    B. Within four months after the end of EACH FISCAL YEAR of the condo. , the Condo Board SHALL submit to each UNIT OWNER, and if so requested, to any Permitted Mortgagee, an annual report of the receipts and expenditures of the Condo. ,prepared and distributing each such report shall be borne by the Condo Board as a General Common Expense. The fiscal year of the Condo shall be a calendar year.

    D. The excess of all rents, profits and revenues derived form the rental or use of any space forminga part of, or included in any General Common Element, or Residential Common Element remaining after deduction of all expenses incurred in connection with generating the same shall constitute income of the Unit Owners or the Residential Unit Owners, as applicable and SHALL be collected on behalf of the Unit Owners or Residential Unit Owners as applicable by the Condo. Board and applied against the GENERAL COMMON EXPENSES attributable to the General Common Elements, or the Residential Common Expenses attributable to the Residential Common Elements, or the Limited Residential......

    REAL ESTATE TAX'S
    Unless and until real estate tax's are billed directly to Unit Owners by the City Collector, the condo. Board SHALL promptly pay such tax's as a Common Expense and SHALL include the amount to be paid on account of a Unit in Common Charges.......

    Cost of maintaining insurance?

    Comprehensive general liability insurance, covering all claims for personal injury or PROPERTY DAMAGE arising out of any occurrence on the Property and listing as co-insureds a, the Condo Board and each member thereof, the Managing Agent or manager, c, each officer and employee of the Condo and d, each Unit Owner

    WATER DAMAGE...

    i...With respect to insurance policies maintained by the Condo Board pursuant to paragraph A hereof, the coverage SHALL be in an amount equal to not less than 80% of the fulll replacement cost of the Building......

    (iv)
    in or to the Limited Residential Common Elements SHALL BE preformed (a) by the Condo Board as a Residential Common Expense, if involving STRUCTURAL or EXTRAORDINARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS, or replacements(including but not limited to the repair of any LEAKS that are not caused by the acts or omissions of the Residential Unit Owner having direct and exclusive access thereto......


    DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE MAJOR LEAKS IN THE C LINE AND F LINE AND MOLD ISSUES?
    LOOK UP 1411 AVE. OF THE AMERICA'S A SECOND ADDRESS TO 58TH STREET AND HPD AS WELL AS THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT FOR ALL THE FINES...

    WERE THE UNIT OWNERS BILLED FOR THE STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS OF THE SCAFFOLDING THAT MAY HAVE BEEN UP TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS?
    DID YOU KNOW THIS EXISTED PRIOR TO 2004 AND NOTHING WAS DONE TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM?

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    Default Would You Like To Live In Mold?

    UNIT 2C LOCATED AT WINDSOR PARK 58TH STREET, SHHH WORD IS UNITS 4C WERE ALSO REPORTED TO HAVE AspergiLLUS Penicillin, ....

    "RE: Report/Proposal for Mold Remediation Services
    th
    100 West 58 Street, Unit 2-C, NY, NY 10022
    Dear Ms. Schottenstein,
    "Insurance Restoration Specialists (IRS), Inc. Environmental Services Division is pleased to submit this proposal to conduct mold remediation services at the above referenced location. IRS performed an assessment for the purposes of providing a cost estimate. The following is a summary of our observations/notes based on our site visit on June 2, 2008."
    Observations/Notes:
    " It was relayed to IRS that mold growth had occurred at the above referenced residence."
    "An inspection of the residence found there to be visible mold and signs of repetitive water intrusion incidents throughout the unit. "
    " Water damaged sheetrock ceilings, walls, and floors, were observed in each room of the unit, to include both bathrooms and the laundry closet. Visible mold was found in each of the aforementioned locations both on building materials and on contents. This conclusion is confirmed by interior testing and sampling performed by RTP Environmental Associates, Inc. report dated 2/21/08. This unit is of a two-bed room, two bathroom, center living room, with walk in kitchen, design space. "
    " The nature of the original request for inspection was based on a pipe failure said to have occurred in Unit 4-C. While this was a serious water intrusion incident, further inspection of the unit found signs of regular long term water penetration issues from above, which of course impacts both perimeter and partition walls throughout the unit. This conclusion is confirmed by the engineering reports as supplied by Heimer Engineering, P.C. dated 11/17/06 and 1/16/08 respectively. "
    " Unit 2-C is impacted from water damage and mold contamination to the extent that 90% of the interior construction materials and all of the contents have been affected."

    Proposal For Mold Remediation Services
    th
    Schottenstein Residence, 100 West 58 Street, Unit 2-C, NY, NY 10022 June 3, 2008 "



    Site Specific Scope of Work: Unit 2-C
    " IRS will establish a negative air work area containment system that will include plastic barriers and air filtration devices to control/capture airborne mold spores and dust during the mold remediation/decontamination and cleaning process. "
    " During the course of the work an approved Fungicide, Deodorizer, and Mildewstat will be utilized on all surfaces prior to, during, and upon completion of mold contaminated building material remediation and removal and contents decontamination as required."
    "Remove, package, and dispose of sheetrock ceilings, in all locations. This would include any fiberglass batt insulation encountered during the course of this work. Clean and sanitize ceiling joists and subfloor, as seen from 2-C looking upward."
    "Remove, package, and dispose of sheet rock walls from the entire perimeter, and one side of each partition wall, all locations. This would include any fiberglass batt insulation encountered during the course of this work. Clean and sanitize wall studs, sills, and base plates. "
    " Remove, package, and dispose of wooden flooring, all locations. Clean and sanitize exposed sub-floor."
    " Decontaminate contents identified by the owner as “to save”. Remove, package, and dispose of remainder of contents to include items contaminated by mold spores but impossible to properly decontaminate, such as major appliances."
    "Upon completion of the aforementioned tasks all exposed interior construction material surfaces, with the exception of the sub-floor will be coated with a liquid anti-fungal compound coating. "

    * Remediation work will be limited to the above items/areas only. The client/owner will assume responsibility for deciding on saving valuable items, or discarding said items. "
    * This scope of work does not include costs for reconstruction.
    * This proposal address the provision of labor as provided during a normal work shift. Nights, weekends and holidays shall be billed with a multiplier of x 1.5
    * In the unlikely event the services of an electrician or plumber are required to facilitate the completion of this project it will be billed at cost plus 20% overhead.

    Proposal For Mold Remediation Services
    th
    Schottenstein Residence, 100 West 58 Street, Unit 2-C, NY, NY 10022 June 3, 2008 "






    Moldy house costs builder $3 million

    Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:39 PM
    By JIM WOODS


    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    "In Reynoldsburg, it's known as the $3 million house."

    "But it has nothing to do with the home's value or amenities."

    "In fact, the house has been empty for more than two years. A blue tarp covers a hole where the builders tore off part of the stucco exterior but never repaired it. Inside, mold thrives." .......

    "What they got was a house riddled with deficiencies and mold that sickened Mrs. Cosner and the Cosners' son, Roman Jr., forcing them to leave. '....

    "In February, a Franklin County Common Pleas Court jury agreed that Maronda Homes had turned the American dream into the Cosners' nightmare."

    "The judge awarded the Cosners $2.2 million in compensatory damages — triple the original jury award — because jurors found that Maronda Homes had violated Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act by acting in an “unfair, deceptive or unconscionable” manner. Jurors tacked on an additional $1million in punitive damages."

    "Maronda Homes, in a prepared statement, calls the verdict “a complete miscarriage of justice.” The Cosners prevented Maronda from making repairs, the statement says. During the trial, the company says, it was denied the right to have a critical witness testify and the judge tripled the award, which is inconsistent with the jury's findings."

    “Maronda is disappointed with the outcome of this case and it is continuing to explore all of its legal options,” the statement said. "....

    "On Friday, visiting Judge Dale A. Crawford ordered that Maronda pay almost $700,000 more in attorney fees if the judgment stands."

    "Roman Cosner said the family didn't want to go to court."

    “This is not what we asked for,” he said. “We just wanted the house fixed.” ....

    "J.D. Power & Associates, in a report released in September 2007, found that Maronda rated third out of nine major developers in central Ohio for new-home quality. Maronda ranked ninth for customer service and design. The Ohio attorney general's office has fielded 12 complaints about Maronda since January 2007. During the same period, larger developers such as Dominion Homes had 12 complaints and M/I Homes 13."

    "The Reynoldsburg Building Department signed off on the Cosners' home when it was finished in 2004, according to Chet Hopper, department chief."

    "But the south side of the house was not attached to the foundation and was inadequately attached on three sides. The wrong windows were used, which caused leaks, and the exterior waterproofing and drainage around the house were done improperly, court records show. "

    "As a result, water seeped in and mold grew on the basement walls, in the heating and air-conditioning system and on the floors. Testing showed extremely high levels of a toxic mold in the basement, said attorney Daniel Mordarski."

    "The first sign of trouble came soon after a rainstorm when the Cosners noticed water cascading down the inside of their garage wall. Then there were puddles on the basement floor."

    "As the problems piled up, Maronda Homes refused to fix the problems and treated the Cosners with “hatred and ill will,” the family contends. "

    "The Cosners at one point put a sign in their yard that said: “Moldy Maronda Home.”......

    "A Maronda official told Mrs. Cosner that she had toxic mold in her house, instructed them to move out and said the company would pay their expenses. That's when the crew tore off the stucco on the house's south side." ....

    "In fact, Mrs. Cosner testified that during a meeting in her basement a company official asked how the problems could be fixed. A worker nodded toward her and said: “We just need to get rid of that problem.” ....

    "Mrs. Cosner was hoarse, and Roman Jr., who is now 8, was missing school because he was ill. When they moved out of the house and into a motel, they recovered."

    “I know a lot more now. When I bought the new house, I relied on them.”

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    Default How long has the homeowners assoc. Known about these 6.5 million dollar problems?

    "WINDSOR PARK CONDOMINIUM"
    "HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION"
    "Urgent Notice to All non sponsor Unit Owners"

    "MEETING DATE: 7:30 PM on TUESDAY OCTOBER 7
    TH"

    "Hilton New York Hotel, 1335 6th Avenue, between 53


    rd & 54th, Lincoln Suite, 4th Floor"

    . "


    The Windsor Park Condominium Homeowners Association has been formed in response"

    "to the numerous failures of the Sponsors to live up to their contractual obligations. We have all"

    "made a significant investment to purchase our respective units in a building in a most desirable"


    "section of Manhattan." We did not







    , however, sign up to live in a building where numerous"

    "construction deficiencies threaten our investments and our homes." "


    The "Sponsors to date have"

    "been unwilling to take action to resolve these deficiencies. Accordingly, ""this Association will"

    "take all steps necessary to obtain remediation of the building by the" "Sponsors





    ."

    "Rand Engineering


    & Architecture, P.e., a New York based company
    has been"

    "investigating the deficiencies in our individual units and in the common areas and has now"

    "is





    sued a written report detailing these deficiencies". "It is their opinion that the "cost to remediate"

    "the deficiencies in our building will exceed $6.5 million dollars.""


    The "deficiencies in our"

    "building include


    , but are not limited to the roof, exterior walls, common areas, "apartment wood"

    "flooring, kitchen cabinets, water-bearing tile ba


    ckboard replacement, electrical upgrade,"

    "residential and common HVAC s


    ystems and exhaust ventilation system (including the"
    ""installation of missing fire dampers in many units)."



    These pictures were taken in a unit close to the Windsor Park Pharmacy. The Homeowners Association has known since letters were written in 2006 when the unit was purchased. This building has been sold as new and in fact is all defective pipes and tons of water intrusion leading to rusty pipes and mold. See the pictures of the water below would you wish to drink, bath or use it to wash your clothing or your families? Write to miamigirl2000@aol.com if you wish to see the pictures taken.

    How much of the MOLD and WATER INTRUSION has affected the Pharmacy below known as Windsor Park Pharmacy?











    OFFlCE OF THE ATTORNEY
    GENERAL
    ANDREW


    M. CUOMO
    DATE


    , M_a_y5_,_2_00_9 NUMBEROFPAGES
    TO


    Ms. Jill Schottensteln
    REMARKS
    As requested see attached copies of amendments


    # 12 & 13.
    Please confirm


    receipt @ 212 416 8119.
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    6.

    CONDOMINIUM BOARD
    Name
    Juda Chetrit
    Meyer


    Chetrit
    The

    present members of the Condominium Board are as follows:
    Designated


    or Elected Bv and Office
    Residential Member designated

    by Sponsor - Vice President
    Residential Member designated


    by Sponsor
    Yitzchak


    Tessler Residential Member designated by Sponsor - Secretary
    Jack Graff
    Michael Fischer
    Residential Member designated


    by commercial unit o~ner - Treasurer
    Member elected by unit


    owners,unaffiliated with Sponsor - President
    The


    Sponsor maintains control of the Condominium Soard.
    7.


    LITIGATION
    (1) Brian Leigh vs. Jekyll


    & Hyde Club New York LLCd Sam Domb,
    , Windsor Tov


    LLC and The Sunshine Group Ltd., pending in the Supreme Court of the
    State of New York, County of New York, Index Number


    108818/2006, is a lawsuit
    against


    Sponsor. which causes of action are based upon exhaust from the Je~yll &
    Hyde


    Club Restaurant (the "Restaurant") located on Sixth Avenue and 58th Street,
    entering into Mr. Leigh's Unit in

    the Building. Sponsor's position is that the condition
    complained of

    is caused solely by the Restaurant. Preliminary discovery has occurred,
    and the part


    ies have begun settlement discussions.
    (2)


    Sarah Schottenstein ys. Windsor Tov LLC, et aI., pending in the
    Supreme Court of the State


    of New York, County of New York, Index Number
    600661/2007.


    commenced an action against Sponsor. Plaintiff's main cause of action
    alleges defects in


    construction finishes in her Unit. Sponsor vigorously denies the
    allegations of the complaint

    . The action is in the discovery phase; however, plaintiff has
    moved


    for summary judgment, against which Sponsor is vigorously defending.
    (3) Sarah Schotlenstein has


    also commenced an action against the
    Condominium. entitled

    Sarah Schottenstein VS. Windsor Park Condominium. in the
    Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of


    New York, Index Number
    1


    '0655/2008,
    The cause of action is based upon the same conditions alleged in her
    action against

    Sponsor. Under a reservation of rights, the Condominium's insurance
    carrier is paying the defense costs.
    (4) There is

    an action against Sponsor pending in- Supreme Court,
    State of


    New York, County of Queens, entitled Alberto Luis Ayala v. Flintlock
    Construction,

    Inc.! Flintlock Construction Services, LLC, Windsor Tov, LLC1 Pasos
    Doulgarjki,s

    d/b/a Ace Ventures, Ace Venture Construction Corp.! and Pasos Doulgarikis
    ind


    ividually. Index No. 14880/06. Plaintiff Ayala alleges personal injuries sustained
    while


    performing work at the Building. Plaintiff obtained a default judgment against
    Sponsor,

    and Sponsor has made a motion to the Court to open the default, and when
    1


    ;\F/RMDOCS\3857\ 17\600140B7DOC - 3-
    05/05


    /2008 14:25 FAX @OOS/012
    successful


    , will vigorously defend the action. Plaintiff has not yet informed Sponsor of
    the amount of damages

    it seeks. Sponsor has been informed that the amount of
    damages sought

    by plaintiff Ayala is approximately $600,000. The Condominium has
    not been named as a party to this action

    .
    8. DEFINITIONS
    Any term used in this Thirteenth Amendment not otherwise defined herein
    shall


    have the same meaning ascribed to it in the Plan.
    9. INCORPORATION OF PLAN
    The Plan, as modified and supplemented by this Thirteenth Amendment,
    is incorporated herein by reference with the same effect as if set forth at length.
    10. NO MATERIAL CHANGES
    Except as set forth in this Thirteenth Amendment, there have been no
    material changes offacts or circumstances affecting the Property or the offering.
    11. EXTENSION OF PLAN
    This Amendment extends the Plan for a period of twelve (12) months from
    the date of the acceptance of this Amendment
    SPONSOR:

    WINDSOR
    rev LLC
















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    Any update on this situation ^ at the Windsor Park?

    I see that there are a number of units listed for sale, and three (recent?) closings.

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    Default How much did the emergency scaffolding falling from windsor condo cost the residents?

    Click here: Homeowners Charge U.S. Made Toxic Drywall - CBS News

    "The damage being blamed on defective drywall is ugly: corroded copper coil, electrical wires eaten away and a noxious odor fouling the air. Health complaints range from itchy eyes to headaches and bloody noses to breathing problems. "


    "The sky is falling: Debris peril up as hi-rise projects stall"

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/the_sky_projects_falling_debris_V4B0mQjMA6dYCP3LFJ 2OII#ixzz0YUyJzxUA
    "In the fiscal year that ended in June, at a cost of roughly $10,000 per site, emergency scaffolding sheds were placed around 75 buildings -- nearly triple the 27 in fiscal 2007, according to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
    "The increase [in falling debris]," said department spokesman Tony Sclafani, "can be attributed to the increase in the number of stalled construction sites."

    "
    1. UNSAFECONDITIONS INCLUDING RECOMMENDED REMEDIALWORK:"
    (a) Brick to be replaced
    . Brick below the 31'1I, gth, and 1311I floor windows on the southern elevation of the courtyard (el ev. 5-2)

    to
    be replaced, . .

    • Brick below the
    31'1I floor windows on Ihe eastern elevation of-the courtyard (eJev. E-2)to be replaced.
    • Brick
    below the .". floor window and between the 1sf' floor and the existing roof need to be

    replaced .
    .

    (b)
    Bulging brick to be replaced
    • Bulging brick below the 9" and 10
    11I floor windows on the east side of the southern elevation (e/ev. S-

    1)
    tQ be replaced.
    • Bulging brick below the
    5~ and 6~ floor windows on the southern elevation of the courtyard (elev. S-

    2)
    to be replaced.
    • Bulging brick between the
    31'1I and 13th floor on the eastern elevation of the courtyard (elev. E-2) to be

    replaced. .
    • Bulging brick between the
    31'1I and ath floor on the westem elevation of the courtyard (elev. W-2) to be·

    replaced.,
    I

    .
    (e) Damaged terracotta to be repaired
    • Damaged terracotta on existing roof-level cornices and architectural ornaments needs to be repaired
    on the northern and eastem elevations (elev.
    N-1 and elev. E-1)

    • Damaged terracotta on the
    31'1I floor watertable and window moldings on the eastern side of the
    northern elevation (elev. N-l) to be repaired,
    • Damaged terracotta on
    31d floor window moldings on the southern side of the eastern elevation (e/ev.

    E-1)
    to be repaired.
    (d) Weather
    -proofing sealant to be applied to terraeotta joints

    .
    • Terracotta joints on existing roof.-/evel cornices and architectural ornaments need to be re-sealed on
    the northern and eastern elevations (elev.
    N-1 and elev. E-1)

    (e) Spalling concrete / stone to
    be repaired
    • Spalling concrete below gd' story window on the eastern side of the northern elevation (elev
    . N-l) to
    be repaired.
    .

    "(f) loose / falling tiles on store front facade need to be repaired (see picture No 7)"

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/the_sky_projects_falling_debris_V4B0mQjMA6dYCP3LFJ 2OII#ixzz0YUyqroPj

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    Smile Windsor Park

    All of the allegations made by Miamigirl are false. There is no mold or any other problems in this building. Obviously every building has its typical maintenance issues and these are always immediately addressed by building management. If you want to receive reliable information on Windsor Park please contact the Managing Agent of Windsor Park directly for the facts. Windsor Park is a beautiful building just 1 block from Central Park. We are very proud of our building and enjoy living here very much.

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    Default "Deadbeat developers cited" (what about Windsor Park Condo?)

    Deadbeat developers cited

    By LOIS WEISS
    Last Updated: 9:11 AM, February 5, 2010
    Posted: 12:33 AM, February 4, 2010
    "The Toy Building owes a pile of back taxes.
    According to the city's Department of Finance, the building that owes the most in water charges and property taxes this year is Yitzchak Tessler's former Toy Building at 1 W. 24th St. -- aka 1107 Broadway.
    The stalled condo development has racked up a tab of $3.5 million and holds a Lehman loan for $246 million. The firm's phone number no longer works.
    Second is Yair Levy's bankrupt Park Columbus at 101 W. 87th St., which owes $1.8 million.
    Number six is Yeshiva Yar Torah in Little Neck, Queens, which owes $889,139 going back to July 2008. The newly built pre-K to eighth grade school, which has its own tax lot inside a two-unit commercial condo, is a nonprofit and could be exempt from property taxes, but its officials didn't return calls prior to deadline. Finance did not have a record of any tax-exempt status.
    In total, the top 10 delinquent New York City taxpayers owe $12.9 million in water charges and property taxes.
    The city is this week sending 90-day notices of lien sale to 24,963 owners who owe a total of $454.3 million. That's down 23 percent from last year.

    r $246 million. The firm's phone number no longer works.
    Second is Yair Levy's bankrupt Park Columbus at 101 W. 87th St., which owes $1.8 million.
    Number six is Yeshiva Yar Torah in Little Neck, Queens, which owes $889,139 going back to July 2008. The newly built pre-K to eighth grade school, which has its own tax lot inside a two-unit commercial condo, is a nonprofit and could be exempt from property taxes, but its officials didn't return calls prior to deadline. Finance did not have a record of any tax-exempt status.
    In total, the top 10 delinquent New York City taxpayers owe $12.9 million in water charges and property taxes.
    The city is this week sending 90-day notices of lien sale to 24,963 owners who owe a total of $454.3 million. That's down 23 percent from last year. "

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    Default "Deadbeat developers cited" (what about Windsor Park Condo?)

    Deadbeat developers cited

    By LOIS WEISS
    Last Updated: 9:11 AM, February 5, 2010
    Posted: 12:33 AM, February 4, 2010
    "The Toy Building owes a pile of back taxes.
    According to the city's Department of Finance, the building that owes the most in water charges and property taxes this year is Yitzchak Tessler's former Toy Building at 1 W. 24th St. -- aka 1107 Broadway.
    The stalled condo development has racked up a tab of $3.5 million and holds a Lehman loan for $246 million. The firm's phone number no longer works.
    Second is Yair Levy's bankrupt Park Columbus at 101 W. 87th St., which owes $1.8 million.
    Number six is Yeshiva Yar Torah in Little Neck, Queens, which owes $889,139 going back to July 2008. The newly built pre-K to eighth grade school, which has its own tax lot inside a two-unit commercial condo, is a nonprofit and could be exempt from property taxes, but its officials didn't return calls prior to deadline. Finance did not have a record of any tax-exempt status.
    In total, the top 10 delinquent New York City taxpayers owe $12.9 million in water charges and property taxes.
    The city is this week sending 90-day notices of lien sale to 24,963 owners who owe a total of $454.3 million. That's down 23 percent from last year.

    r $246 million. The firm's phone number no longer works.
    Second is Yair Levy's bankrupt Park Columbus at 101 W. 87th St., which owes $1.8 million.
    Number six is Yeshiva Yar Torah in Little Neck, Queens, which owes $889,139 going back to July 2008. The newly built pre-K to eighth grade school, which has its own tax lot inside a two-unit commercial condo, is a nonprofit and could be exempt from property taxes, but its officials didn't return calls prior to deadline. Finance did not have a record of any tax-exempt status.
    In total, the top 10 delinquent New York City taxpayers owe $12.9 million in water charges and property taxes.
    The city is this week sending 90-day notices of lien sale to 24,963 owners who owe a total of $454.3 million. That's down 23 percent from last year. "

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    June 15th, 2006, .

    Brazil sex sting

    Cops bust foreigner as big-bucks brothel babe

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    BY KERRY BURKE, BARBARA ROSS and DAVE GOLDINER
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
    June 15, 2006

    "NY DAILY NEWS (http://www.nydailynews.com/front/sto...p-359966c.html)

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    Business was so brisk at the brothel allegedly run by Andrea Schwartz that prosecutors say she had the cash to put together a $350 million deal with Italian investors to buy a floor of condos in The Plaza hotel."

    "Schwartz, 31, admitted charging up to $1,500 for a kinky hour in the sack with two of her ever-changing stable of lovelies at her apartment at 100 W. 58th St., just a block from Central Park South, according to papers filed in Manhattan Criminal Court.

    "I've been running this prostitution business for the last year and a half," Schwartz, who is set to appear in court today, admitted to cops, according to an affidavit filed by Detective Patrick McGrath of the Manhattan South vice squad."
    "
    "Schwartz also admitted selling cocaine to some of her cash-only clients, but insisted pleasure - not dope - was her primary product, authorities said."


    "Schwartz, who took English language classes at Fordham University, is also charged with laundering millions in profits from the sex ring."

    "All the money I make in prostitution, I put in the bank, and I'm using the money to pay off the mortgage on my place," she allegedly told cops."

    "She was arrested June 1 with two other women, Marta Nogrega, 37, and Minatee Park, 29, after cops raided her apartment in the Windsor Park luxury condominium. All were hit with prostitution and drug charges."

    "She admitted making at least $1.5 million in prostitution profits since 2001, officials said."........
    ......



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    Lehman sues Tessler at former Toy Building

    The bankrupt lender is suing for $137 million, and is one of 26 creditors with a claim on the property April 28, 2010 10:30PM By Adam Pincus
    "Developer Yitzchak Tessler is facing multiple challenges in his effort to hold on to the condominium conversion project at the former Toy Building at 1107 Broadway overlooking Madison Square Park"
    "The bankrupt lender Lehman Brothers Holdings sued Tessler and his company 1107 Broadway LLC yesterday to foreclose on a $136.8 million senior loan. In addition, the Lehman Brothers' suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, seeks to enforce what it said were Tessler's personal guarantees made to secure the loan."
    "The suit is on top of the nearly $2 million in mechanic's liens filed against the property by 25 contractors, at Broadway and 24th Street, over the past two years as the redevelopment conversion began. ".......


    Istar files foreclosure suit against Tessler and ChetritDecember 30, 2008 10:45AM By David Jones"Istar FM Loans has filed a foreclosure suit in New York State Supreme Court against developers Yitzchak Tessler and Meyer and Jacob Chetrit after the investors allegedly defaulted on a $105.3 million loan to develop a mixed-use tower near Herald Square.

    In March 2007, Tessler Developments and the Chetrit Group entered into a loan agreement with Fremont Investment & Loan to acquire 855 Sixth Avenue, a site near 31st Street. The loan was part of a massive portfolio that Fremont, one of the nation's largest subprime lenders, sold to Manhattan-based Istar Financial".........

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    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY LAWSUITS AGAINST THIS DEVELOPER AND AN INVESTIGATION AGAINST THE BROKER DOUGLAS ELLIMAN BY THE DEPT. OF STATE OF NEW YORK?


    1107 Broadway Trades for $235 M.—‘Going Condo-Condo!’
    10/30/2007 - New York Observer
    John Koblin



    "Joseph Chetrit, the secretive developer who once planned to convert both the Toy Building at 200 Fifth Avenue and the building it’s connected to, 1107 Broadway, into a residential utopia, has sold 1107 Broadway to Tessler Developments for $235 million. The sale was recorded in city records and The Observer reported it first online on Monday.
    Tessler will turn 1107 Broadway into high luxury condos, a separate fate from the 15-story building at 200 Fifth Avenue that’s connected to it by a sky bridge. But that’s not what the Tesslers—who received financial help in the deal from Lehman Brothers, according to a source familiar with the deal—have planned for 1107 Broadway.
    “It’s going condo—condo!” said Yitzchak Tessler, reached by phone on Monday.
    Not only is it going residential, it seems to be picking up exactly where Mr. Chetrit left off. There will be 180 units in the building, with asking prices starting at $1 million and with all of the properties marketed under Prudential Douglas Elliman, Mr. Tessler said. "
    "The person in charge of selling those condos will be his son Efraim Tessler, who works at Douglas Elliman, Mr. Tessler said. "


    "As for the sale to Mr. Tessler, 1107 Broadway looked like an easy arrangement for Mr. Chetrit—the two have been involved in several deals together. Earlier this year, Mr. Chetrit bought a parcel of land at 855 Sixth Avenue with Tessler, and the two teamed up to buy the Helmsley Windsor Hotel on 58th Street in 2004." .......

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