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Hobokenites Without Power Losing Their Patience; Multiple Buildings Still Without Electricity

While the vast majority of Hoboken has been powered up again, roughly 40 buildings in town remain powerless and cold. Let us know if you're still without power.

For some people, it's getting to be too much.

While close to 90 percent of Hoboken has working electricity, a few thousand Hobokenites remain powerless. And they're growing more frustrated by the day.

which helped the majority of the town restore power.

If power is still out, the problem could be in the building itself or with the wires connecting the building to the substations.

PSE&G has shut off gas in multiple buildings before power can be restored as a safety measure. This means that many people are also without heat and the ability to cook.

At 450 Fifth St., resident Steve LaMarca, 24, has been without power since Sandy hit Hoboken.

He said he hasn't been able to reach the building's management company, Applied Housing, because all their phone lines are down.

After calling PSE&G, he was told to call Applied. Now, LaMarca said, he feels like he's being strung along."And now, people in the building are putting signs on doors saying 'two weeks,'" LaMarca said.

Downtown Italian deli Luca Brasi's remained without power on Thursday afternoon.

Residents at 100 and 102 Park Ave. were still without power, as well as 710 Jefferson St., 608 Madison St. as well as 525 and 527 Willow Ave.

The same is true for a few thousand other residents in town.

"We residents have contacted everyone on the planet," said one resident of 608 Madison St., one of the buildings which remained powerless.

In a tweet on Thursday, Anthony Casalena wrote, "my building at 710 Jefferson Street. Still without power! PSE&G was supposed to come yesterday but never showed."

Are you still without power? Comment below so we can update a comprehensive list of buildings in town.

diana November 08, 2012 at 05:26 PM
86 Park Avenue is still out
Jeanine November 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
123 Willow
recallbethmason November 08, 2012 at 07:40 PM
there is a shocker, applied housing not responsive...michael and david barry want to build buildings on the waterfront but dont bother them if there is a problem with the building. classic.
Danielle Klauder November 09, 2012 at 01:46 PM
In addition to no power, the residents of 450 5th street were living with no heat/hot water until yesterday and the fire department has been there several times for gas leaks. Applied has disconnected their phones and hired a third party answering service to take complaints. The building is uninhabitable and many people are forced to live there because they have no where else to go. Is it going to take someone seriously getting hurt for them to answer the phone? They clearly have no concern for their tenants health. An article should be written on applied alone - people looking to rent should be warned. Applied - if you're reading this, apartment 7e wants their rent back. Thanks.
christina picazio November 09, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Residents of 450 5th street are still without power. In addition to having no power, we have had to deal with the unresponsive and uncooperative Applied Management.
Hazel November 09, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Residents of all Applied buildings: you are long overdue for a tenants organization. Think about it when the lights finally come on. You're being ripped off and you have since the HUD contract ran out.
Clover O'Rourke November 09, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I've already contacted an attorney. The tenants have a case to go after the building owners and management for rent and additional expenses after power was restored to the building last weekend. Imagine that. They'll have to pay attornies and court costs to handle literally dozens of individual law suits in court. That'll really cost them! The conscious decision to ignore calls from their tenants will really impress the judges too.
recallbethmason November 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM
If you are looking for the owner of applied mgmt, why not stop by his home and protest right outside his residence? Did you know he lives in Hoboken? David Barry lives at 2 14th street (the sovereign), he has a two level penthouse unit facing the water (probably has enough room for your whole building in his place!). I would suggest you guys and gals peacefully protest outside his residence. I am sure his wife and children will be pretty embarrassed that their husband/father has done nothing to help you....
450fifthst November 10, 2012 at 05:10 PM
450 fifth street also has lights on in the hallways, where the outlets were previously working, and people were able to charge their phones. the outlets have since been turned off, possibly due to management's utility expenses exceeding --what, like three extra dollars per week? turn the outlets back on
postn0bills November 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I used to live at 450 5th Street up until a year ago -- so thankful I moved out. Applied Housing Co. is consistently in serious breach of code and really does not give a damn about any of its residents. Not only is it uninhabitable because of the lack of power and heat, it's also been that way for years due to severe pest infestation. I used to get sick very often. I found a place comparable in rent in Astoria, and while it also has its issues, the super is infinitely more responsive to problems than Applied ever was. I haven't been sick since I moved. I recommend either forming a tenants organization or a massive move-out (if I remember correctly, the leases don't legitimately hold up anyway seeing as most of them expire and/or contain numerous cross-outs). Withhold your rent until demands are met, or get out of there, residents deserve better!
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Christin January 23, 2013 at 02:36 PM
UPDATE: it is now almost February and 450 5th Street still has no working elevator
Journey January 23, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Have you checked the status with the Super? Have you called Applied?

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