Friday, December 18, 2009

Coldest day of Winter 09/10 - No Heat or Hot water from 5pm yesterday and counting

See below post from several weeks ago... This is crazy! I'm freezing!!!!!!!!
No Heat, No Hot Water...No Super....No Landlord.... that's Vantage Management!

Good ol' Vantage Management has gone and done it again, and again, and again. No heat all last night. Now its 8:30 am, been trying to have a shower since 6:30am but no hot water. I go down to tell the super, and ohh, he's in Poland and the porter can't do anything. I call Vantage's "24 hour maintenance hotline" to report the problem and the man on the line, that answered "security" tells me that the super knows about the problem. Hmm, did you call him in Poland and is he hopping a flight back as we speak? ....This is about the 10th time this has happened in the last month or so. (Last year it happened countless times) Obviously it is not being fixed and DOB does nothing. I just don't get how this company can get so many things wrong so much of the time.......

Check out their website too. The pictures are nothing like what the advertised apartment looks like, there is no " secure high tech entry system" or a 24/7 maintenance line and the 24/7 security system is cameras that don't record anything...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friends of Maple Grove Workshop on the Egyptian Ushabti

Some photos taken during the first Friends of Maple Grove Workshop on the Egyptian Ushabti event. Small figures were made and the ancient history of this fascinating funerary object was discussed. It became very creative and the setup was great.

Next a basket of ready made Ushabtis will be available to the public with markers and directions so they can inscribe it with the name of a loved one and place on the MG Holiday tree. This was inspired by the Origami Holdiay Tree atthe Museum of Natural History.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2 new books about life in Queens

From the Times Ledger:

It was on the tree-lined streets of Kew Gardens that Dick Van Patten got his start as a child star who would go on to appear in hundreds of radio shows, two dozen films and seven television series, including the 1970s sitcom “Eight is Enough.”
Read the entire article HERE.