22 Cottage Street is a beautiful, well maintained, well located, building. 32 Apartments, including 2 – Bedrooms, 1 – Bedrooms, Studios. On edge of Village of South Orange business area.
Easy walking distance to Midtown Direct N.J. Transit train station, (28 minutes to Manhattan’s Penn Station), all other transportation, restaurants, Village parks, town pool, Seton Hall University, and the brand new South Orange Performing Arts Center.
2012 New electrical equipment at rear of building connecting to power source from PSE&G.
2012 Heating fuel natural gas hedged for 2013 and 2014 at very favorable low prices.
2011 More new kitchen installations. Now in 25 of 32 Apartments.
2011 More new bathroom upgrades. Now in 14 of 32 Apartments.
2011 New hot water heater, copper piping, and support systems.
2011 Federal Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), approved inspections confirm the entire building, including every apartment, and all common areas, are completely lead-paint free.
2010 Painted outside of building, after powerwashing, caulking, tuck pointing.
2009 In Laundry Room, installed 2 new Maytag washers + 2 new Maytag dryers.
2009 New Belgian block curbing on inside of both front driveways. 12 new cement vehicle – stop curbs in parking area.
2009 Huge overgrown trees removed at rear of property, to protect Residents’ vehicles.
2009 Earned property tax reduction which is being passed along to Tenants in lower rents.
2008 New high tech, fuel efficient, green, Laars heating boiler and all support systems.
2008 Completion of tall, secure, full, fence around rear parking area.
2008 New emergency lighting system in Laundry Room.
2007 Installed additional outdoor flood lights on motion sensors.
2007 New stepping stones in front yard to exit driveway.
2007 New railings at front door and at rear steps to basement.
2007 All fire escapes upgraded, repaired, sanded, painted.
2007 New asphalt paving of all driving surfaces and parking surfaces. All parking spaces lined and numbered.
2007 New 141.18 foot property line concrete, (with rebar), retaining wall on carport side of building. Abundant new plantings, (bushes, flowers), along new retaining wall.
2006 New rear entrance structure and awning.
2006 New front entrance structure and awning.
2006 New Laars PW 0325 domestic hot water heater, 120 gallon hot water storage tank, and related piping.
2005 Layers of old roof were removed down to the supporting beams. New GAF 20 year roof was installed.
2004 New back entrance wall, and new back door.
2004 New Tekmar energy management system with digital display and programmable clock.
2003 New, high tech, fire detection/alarm system in all common areas. 16 smoke detectors; 7 pull stations; 4 horn/strobe combinations; 1 heat detector; 1 indoor annunciator; and more. Monitored by Amcest.
2003 New front entrance wall, from ground to roof, new front door, and new doorbell system.
1990’s All new steel fire doors. All new windows. New French drains throughout basement on floor at perimeter.
Pre – paid boiler service maintenance contract always in force with Manhattan Welding Company, Inc., Hillside, N.J. They service in summer, disassembling, repairing, as necessary, cleaning, adjusting. They check heating system, and all related piping, etc. every 4 - 5 weeks during heating season.
All Apartments have smoke detectors and CO 2 detectors.
Resident Manager/Super Thomas Jefferson lives in building full – time in 3 – H.
Assistant Resident Manager/Super Leo Kogan lives in building full – time in 2 – I.
South Orange Police Station is only a few steps away.
Owner of Stacey Electric Service, Inc., Dennis Borden, owns, lives in, home directly across Cottage Street from our building. He has served us for years, and takes special care of us.