Cost of renovations at private Manhattan apartment complex rises because of hoarders.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/29/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/28/2013|
[quote]Keany said he realized hoarding was getting out of control when staff helped an elderly man clear out boxes from his apartment, only to see him retrieve them from the dumpster later that night.
I experienced this with my dad. I filled three dumpsters (he owned a big house). I had to hide some 'treasures' under boxes and trash bags until each dumpster was too full for him to sneak in and investigate. Everything was "very old and very valuable". Unfortunately, everything was also broken or missing pieces.
I was the bad guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/28/2013|
I tend to hoard, but have had to move several times in the last years. It really helps pare things down.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/28/2013|
A tenant who created the mess says his possible eviction equates to the Holocaust, creating faux anti-Semitism as the reason instead of taking responsibility for the problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/28/2013|
revolting. I'd never be friends with or date a hoarder.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/28/2013|
r1, if you are living in an apartment building somebody's hoarding is going to have an impact of all the other residents in the building. It doesn't stay confined to a single apartment.
In this example, they can't update the HVAC due to the hoarders, but hoarding also attracts all kinds of pest-mice, roaches, rats etc. In an apartment situation this is an issue for everybody.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/28/2013|
r1 hoarding in "THEIR home" as you call it, affects tenants in a 15-building, 2,800 unit development. This is not one person in a house on a suburban street.
They're preventing neighbors from getting updated air conditioning and electrical systems. The only way to force hoarders to clean up is for FDNY to do an apartment-by-apartment evaluation. If they determine a fire hazard you should be evicted.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/28/2013|
[quote]Hoarding's gross, but if it's THEIR home and in the cases where their hoarding is bringing no harm or risk to anyone, leave them the fuck alone.
It's a co-op. The corporation owns the apartment. They are legally tenants of the co-op, and they own a small share of the corporation. Plus, this co-op is subsidized housing. Hoarding is a fire hazard.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/28/2013|
I lived in a co-op in which we sold back his shares to a hoarder. It was in DC, and it took two years, but we did it.
He used to go through trash and take it back to his apartment. I used to see him wearing a sweatshirt sometimes that could only have been one I threw away.
I had the great misfortune of living one up and one over from him, and I got a major roach attack as a result, but ultimately, it was worse having the guy in the building.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/28/2013|
In R9, the roaches came to my apartment [italic]after[/italic] the hoarder left.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/28/2013|
Recently the NYC Housing Authority did a survey to determine the number of tenants in each unit. Many apartments where parents raised kids in two and three bedrooms had only one or two adults. The kids grew up and moved.
When the city attempted to make these apartments available to people with young children, Ma and Pa are refusing to take a one bedroom apartment claiming "this is my home." They feel entitled while paying only 25% of their income for the apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/28/2013|
As well they should. Obviously the $40 million figure is a scam. If they are paying that to deal with hoarders, then they are being ripped off.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/28/2013|
I imagine the contractors charged a shitload for having to come back each time an apartment was cleared. Each one would be outside the scope of their original bid for the work.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/28/2013|
I have a hoarder on my floor. He also has OCD in which he places three large square cardboard boxes piled up on top of each other out in the hallway directly in front of his door (looks like a large jack in the box) He will only enter or exit when nobody else is around so no one will see into his apartment. I worry that his illness has probably created a fire hazard inside his apartment. This month he added a few more boxes to his barricade which is becoming an eyesore in the hallway. Every week when the super mops the floor, he acts like it's not there.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/28/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/28/2013|
Haven't there been cases where hoarders' stuff proved to be too heavy for the floor supports, creating structural problems?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/28/2013|
To answer my own question w/ a Google search. More than once. This is once case.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/28/2013|
r4 in the middle of the night should throw out the boxes in front of his door.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/29/2013|