From the Daily News:
A CONDO BUILDING billed as the lap of luxury in Long Island City is turning into a heap of headaches, according to angry owners.
A group of 120 condo owners at Arris Lofts on Thompson Ave. are banding together to sue the developer of the former Eagle Electric warehouse building, saying it has ignored repeated requests for repairs and used common charge funds to pay for construction.
A civil complaint seeking $20million in damages will be finalized within two weeks, said lawyer Steven Sladkus, a partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in Manhattan.
Residents of the 237-unit building have complained about issues ranging from soundproofing to boiling hot water coming out of the toilets, Sladkus said.
They also accused the developer of using condominium funds to foot construction bills and pay guards to keep tabs on building materials - costs the developer should have paid for, residents said.
Officials with the developer, the Andalex Group, did not return calls for comment.