Cleaning woman

I use a cleaning woman Jessica who does a nice job. I have 5C and she charges me $40 each time. Let me know if you are interesting in hiring a cleaning woman. Kim in the building also used her.

Fish smell

I’ve made a few calls to 311 and the big problem is that no one knows who’s jurisdiction is to stop the fish place from washing out their van in front of our building.


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Plumbing situation over the weekend

We had a situation Friday ( 7/9/2010 ) with the building’s plumbing. The Gallery had a plumbing issue with people flushing massive amount of paper towels which then got stuck in the building main waste water pipe. I notice the problem around midnight when I heard water gushing in the elevator shaft.
I went downstairs to investigate and found that the waste water of the entire building was backing up through the basement drainage.
I called Mr. Lee, the guy who takes care of the cleaning and garbage. Mr. Lee tried to contact our building management, but was unable to reach anyone. He called a plumber who had worked on the same issue previously.
Mr. Lee and the plumber worked through the night to get the issue resolved. We need to thank him for going above and way beyond his duties for the building.
Everyone needs to know that paper towels should never be flushed down the toilet. We also need to find a more permanent solution to prevent this from happening in the future.

Boiler problems

From Kiki


Run out of hot water? Time to reset your boiler.

If you suddenly have no hot water and your boiler is flashing a 10E, that means your water pressure is low and that is what is causing you to have no more hot water. However, the solution to the problem is an easy one! Just go to the bottom of your boiler and you will see a red knob and a meter. If the problem is the water pressure, then the meter’s needle would be stuck at 1. To release the water, turn the red knob, which will immediate let loose the water, which you will hear. Let the water run until the pressure goes to between the 2 and 3, then turn the red dial back to off. This will return the hot water shortly, just run it and voila!