Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the lobby phone number?
The lobby phone number is 212-414-9267.

Q. What are the doorman's hours?
The doorman hours are 8 am to midnight, but the evening shift has a dinner break generally from 8-9 pm.

Q. What are the hours for the laundry room?
The laundry room is open from 8 am to 11 pm. Residents who need payment cards should contact Ditmas Management (516-374-7000). Please report any problems with the washers or dryers according to the instructions posted in the laundry room.

Q. How do I view the lobby's vestibule camera from my apartment?
Residents with a digital cable box from Time Warner can view the vestibule camera by watching channel 998. If you have the older analog cable box, you will have to upgrade to a digital cable box in order for this to work.

Q. How can I get a storage locker?
To request one of the storage lockers located in basement, contact Ditmas Management (516-374-7000). Currently, all lockers are rented, but you can request that your name be added to the wait list. Recent wait list times range from 1-3 years. See the Guidelines for Shareholders for more information about storage lockers.

Q. How can I get a bike storage space?
Bike storage spaces in the basement are available for a $75 annual fee and are in limited supply. To request one, contact Ditmas Management (516-374-7000). See the Guidelines for Shareholders and the May 2009 bike memo for more information about bike storage.

Q. Why don't we have a roof deck?
In 1999 the Board considered a plan to add a Roof Deck/Garden. The basics of the plan included a deck covering a portion of the roof to be accessible from the west side elevator. The cost at the time was estimated at approximately $125,000. When the plan was put to a non-binding vote of interest from shareholders, the plan was rejected. The Board will continue to monitor shareholder interest on this issue and additional input is welcomed at any time.

Q. Why don't we have a 24-hour doorman?
At various times some shareholders have expressed interest in expanding doorman service for the building from 16 to 24 hours per day. The increased cost to Abingdon Court for this service would result in a maintenance fee increase for all shareholders of approximately $1 per share per year (see shares per apartment page). In addition, if service is expanded, it could never be returned to 16 hour service due to the union contract. The Board has considered this issue and, to date, has determined not to expand doorman service.

Q. I'd like to make renovations. What do I need to do?
The Board is generally in favor of renovations that shareholders choose to make to their apartments. Renovations must be planned appropriately (including the use of an architect/engineer for structural changes), comply with all applicable city regulations/codes, and be submitted to the Board for approval. For more details, see the Shareholders Guide and/or contact Ditmas Management (516-374-7000).

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