Letters to the Editor, Dec. 13

Now’s a good time for new laundry machines

The following is an open letter to Sean Sullivan, general manager of Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town, about laundry machines. 

Dear Mr. Sullivan,

We are writing you to urge that management install high quality commercial grade equipment when replacing laundry room washers and dryers that were damaged as a result of the recent flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

As you are no doubt aware, it has been well documented that the equipment installed in the laundry rooms by Tishman Speyer has been the subject of regular complaints by tenants; machines have been prone to breakdowns that regularly put them out of service, which results in great inconvenience to residents.

In fact, the laundry room equipment and its failures have been among the leading quality of life complaints in the community.

We believe that using high quality commercial grade washers and dryers will reduce complaints and breakdowns to the benefit of residents and management.

Further, the replacement of equipment in a small number of buildings will allow management the opportunity over a period of time to evaluate the performance of the commercial grade equipment against the current under-performing equipment before the inevitable replacement cycle begins for those older machines.

The Tenants Association appreciates your serious consideration of this recommendation.

Sincerely,

Susan Steinberg,Chair
John H. Marsh III, President
ST-PCV Tenants Association

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