Skip to comments.Luxury condo building in B'klyn bans smoking by owners and tenants
Posted on 12/25/2012 7:52:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Its fine to flash the neighbors just dont have the indecency to smoke.
The condo board for one of Brooklyns most prestigious addresses has banned smoking throughout the glass-walled building including in residents private apartments.
Condo owners at tony 1 Grand Army Plaza a k a 1 Prospect Park, where residents are famous for parading around in the buff, giving parkgoers an eyeful through their floor-to-ceiling windows will now face fines if they dare to light up in their multimillion-dollar pads.
The only area where residents can puff away is on their private terraces, which boast sweeping views of Prospect Park.
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I don’t smoke, but this is exactly why I don’t live in condos or anywhere there are homeowner associations. I like my freedom too much.
If I lived in this dump I’d make it a point to smoke naked every single day.
Distantly related topic but houses occupied by smokers are a real estate agents nightmare. When buyers walk in, 70-80 walk right out if the smell of tobacco smoke has permeated the place. Nothing will remove it quickly.
I sold a house and a condo very quickly for a good price each and I smoke.
I highly doubt this has anything to do with “resale” value and more about control....and stripping American citizens of their right to do something that’s completely LEGAL. I don’t give a crap if you smoke or not, this is W-R-O-N-G on multiple levels.
Yeah, our last apartment, we smoked in, but I am a neat freak.. our landlord could not belive that we smoked in there :)
My current home, I love to see peoples shocked face when I light up indoors.. the comments usually go “You smoke in here? I cant smell it” haha
Now, would I ever pay close to 10 million bucks for a condo/apartment in NYC and have them dictate my habits? LOL HECK no.
Uh huh. I'm guessing single men who work as florists and interior decorators. So here's a dime ...
I don’t want fat people in my building. They cause excessive wear on hallway carpeting and lobby furniture, and they create long term safety hazards by placing unnecessary strain on the elevators.
(I don’t live in a condo, but this one is easy)
I do smoke but if it was banned by the OWNER then that’s his perogative, but if it was by political fiat that’s a different thing.
Yep. Who wants smoke wafting through the walls after paying big bucks for a condo? I don’t feel sorry for them.
I hear you. We just came back from a house-hunting expedition around Tampa. While going through the listings many looked good until we saw the homeowners assoc fees. We didn’t care if they were only $50/yr, we didn’t bother looking at those houses. I’ll be damned if some snowbird with a napoleon complex gives me a hard time because my grass is 1/8 inch too high or if I decide to wash my car in the driveway.
After Christmas dinner, I smoked a Montecristo in my own back yard. Life can yet sometimes seem pretty good.
The difference is obvious. You don't view reality through a neurotic lens.
Like when I used to smoke years ago, I had a totally sane woman at an outdoor performance come running screaming at me when I lit a cigarette. She had been standing more than 150 feet upwind of me at the time.
New York City.
You could not PAY me to live in that fascist hell.
Through the walls??? What sort of walls would allow smoke to penetrate them?
My family holds a rather large portfolio of multi-family real estate in several states and we have found that having smoke free buildings increases rental income by 20-25% and reduces maintainace and make ready costs by 15-20%.
All our buildings are some free and it is not because we are anti smoking zealots, but because we are capitalists.