Friday, October 1, 2010

U.S. Window Factory shuttered

From the NY Times:

The U.S. Window Factory, of shrill-nasal-voiced-Brooklynese-woman-and-high-pitched-fast-talking-spokesman radio-ad fame, is a real place. It’s on Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, down the street, fittingly, from the Queens Auto Mall — You Are Already Approved! — and a couple of blocks from Phil Rizzuto Park, where the Scooter’s ghost still pitches for the Money Store.

Early this morning, a couple of workers outside were tossing old windows into a Dumpster. It looked like fun.

But the Window Factory building itself — nice windows, by the way, vinyl, Energy Star-rated, except for the plywooded-over ones that blew out in the tornado — was locked up tight. The gates were down, and in the showroom, 10,000 normally gleaming square feet of window displays and efficient saleswomen at desk stations, all was darkness.

“Due to landlord’s building violations our showroom is temporarily closed” said a big sign on the outside. A fine-print notice from the Department of Buildings dated Sept. 21 elaborated. “It is hereby ordered that all persons occupying any parts of the structure located at Entire Building vacate such part or parts of the premises forthwith,” it read, warning of “imminent danger to life and public safety” and adding:

A (3) story commercial building has been illegally converted from storage to furniture factory at cellar. First floor occupied as window factory. Second floor occupied as garment factory. Entire building’s sprinkler system removed. Standpipes not operating. Entire building at cellar, first, second and third floors has no secondary means of egress.


In the parking lot, one of the window factory’s owners, Gino Orange, supervised as workers transferred a load of double-hungs from one truck to another. Mr. Orange said that the problem lay with the intransigence of the building’s owner, Amir Rotlevi of A.F.C. Industries in College Point, Queens.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

U.S. Window Factory shuttered

What a pane!

Anonymous said...

Years ago i went to have 3 basement widows installed.They said they have a 5 window minimum. They wouldn't do the job....Fvck 'em!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone located any of the U.S. Window factory commercials?

Anonymous said...

What a pane!

Kiss my glass!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gawd, what a nite-mare-a.

Anonymous said...

Goes to show you rouge landlords with money...buy there way thorugh illegal deals!

Anonymous said...

He thinks his money can buy him out of any problems his pee brain gets him into

Vish said...

FYI.

This is Vish from the U.S.Window Factory. We have not been closed any time due to our fault.
Our building had a fire Emergency which made the fire dept close the office down for 1 week, until such emergency was cleared and safe for occupation. We re-opened the office approximatley 1 week later and assure you our office will be here for another 30 years and more to serve our valued customers.

The U.S.Window Factory has been in business for over 30 years and with over 120,000 satisfied customers in the tristate area, we have expanded to serve the south from our new factory in Richburgh,SC.

Any one having any issues with the U.S.Window Factory please call our toll free number 1-800-525-2969 or send us an e-mail at info@uswindowfactory.com and we will be more than happy to help.

thanks