Internet Service

We are pleased to announce that we are upgrading the Building’s Internet Service to a Three Tier System; the particulars are detailed below. The targeted rollout date for the new system is early December, 2009. For those tenants who currently subscribe to our Basic Service, no action is needed. For those tenants who wish to upgrade to our Broadband or Wideband Services, call 646-302-5775 to arrange.

The plans are priced competitively at approximately 60% of what outside vendors charge for plans with similar speeds and features. As improved services are introduced to the neighborhood by area-wide providers, we will upgrade the building’s data service capability and make it available to you. This service offers immediate access to the level of service you need, without the hassle of dealing with outside vendors, contract periods requirements, and larger installation fees. The project is being implemented and will be monitored on an ongoing basis by Paul Hine and Anthony Heckmann of MAPLEWiNG Consulting, a building tenant.

Basic Service: $30.00 Monthly, No Hookup Fees

This service is good for basic web browsing applications such as email, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Speeds are comparable to DSL service. Because no class of service will be blocked, audio and standard (non-HD) video streaming are achievable. It provides speeds up to 2 Mbps for download and up to 384 kbps for upload.

Broadband: $60.00 Monthly, $75 Set Up Fee

Broadband is designed to provide speeds equivalent to Time Warner’s business cable service. It is an all-purpose data service that enables more speed-critical activities such as Skype and large file downloads. It provides speeds up to 10 Mbps for download and up to 384 kbps for upload.

Wideband: $110.00 Monthly, $75 Set Up Fee

This service enables uploading large files (via FTP or file-sharing services), the streaming of HD video and audio, video chatting, or running online backups. It provides speeds up to 15Mbps for download and up to 2Mbps for upload

The Building History
The Building has been owned and managed by the same interests since the 1940's. The building was originally a chocolate factory. From 1940 to approximately 1965 it was operated as a pillow factory. From 1965 to 2001 it had miscellaneous light industrial tenants including knitters, upholsters, and wood workers. In 2001, the building conversion to its present use was begun.

Building Improvements

Ownership continues to invest in the property. Last summer the roof bulkheads and the interior parapets were restored. Presently, the backyard foundation wall is being waterproofed, and a new subsurface and surface drainage system is being installed. Tom Winter Associates (a tenant in the building) has been retained to design new tubular windows with etched clear glass and to redesign the public areas. The new windows have been fabricated by Laidman Fabrication, another building tenant, and will be installed shortly. The pointing and restoration of the North wall is projected for next summer.

Other Building News
The Building will be setting up the Morgan Fine Arts Gallery to display building and other local artists; Shane McAdams, a curator at the Caren Golden Fine Art and a building tenant, is consulting on the project.