Luxury Condo Owner Suing After Damage from Sandy
Posted on November 28, 2012 by Katherine Stott
Hurricane Sandy did more damage than anyone ever expected, leaving a number of people homeless. When it comes to natural disasters, it doesn’t matter what color you are, where you’re from or how much money you have; the consequences are just as dire for anyone and everyone, even residents of a luxury condo building in Manhattan.
Charges Filed For Hurricane Damages
The Manhattan Supreme Court has recently come to receive a lawsuit charging Greenwich Club Residences and Cooper Square Realty with $35 million in damages for Mr Jonathan Stark and his fellow residents. Mr Stark’s reasoning behind the lawsuit is the fact that the board wasn’t prepared for the storm in any way; no sandbags were put up and there wasn’t any sign of protective barricades. The board is also refusing to pursue insurance claims, which is leading to mounting suspicion. Until things are resolved, the residents of this 458 unit building have been left homeless and have been told they’ll be unable to return for at least four to six months.
Hurricane Sandy Took Her Toll
The 37 story luxury condo building was severely pummeled by lashing torrents of sea water that filled the basement and poured into the lobby and surrounding shops. This has left the building without power, heat, water or alarms and functioning elevators. It has been classified as uninhabitable by the Department of Buildings. Irrespective of the damage caused, the homeless residents and the activity (or lack thereof) regarding the insurance claims, the board has not returned calls on the matter and has remained silent. A story is brewing here… but remember that there are always two sides to every story.
Have you heard of similar incidences post-Sandy?
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