1871 House: InfrastructureWe offer the following notice to provide full transparency, manage expectations and create the best possible understanding of what one should expect when booking a stay at 1871 House. Along with country inn coziness, old world ambience and character come sloping and squeaky floors and irregular plaster walls. An older internal infrastructure "systems" design, though embedded with new components, translates to occasional banging or hissing steam radiators. It can also mean occasional changes in water pressure and temperature and in extreme cases you may have to wait a few minutes for your shower. 1871 House acquired its name from the year it was built and though our furnace and water heater are new and all of the buildings wiring and plumbing has been redone the constraints of an older shell will create a different experience than a 60th floor room in a modern steel and glass tower.
1871 House: Upkeep, Maintenance, Safety and Quality Control
For those of you who are unfamiliar with New York City Fire and Building Codes, they are stringent and taken seriously by local authorities. Operators of multi-room or apartment facilities in New York City must pass a variety of inspections and are monitored on a random ad hoc basis whether it be from the Building Code Enforcement Officers, Fire Marshalls, Housing Authority, Health Department or any of the other City Agencies that a multi unit building must comply with. Our garbage can be inspected at any time to be sure of proper recycling procedures, our sprinkler system tested for pressure, our emergency exits reviewed for lack of obstructions, heating system checked and our water tested for proper high temperature (yes, they actually pull out a thermometer to see if the water is hot enough). Inspection results are noted and displayed in our outer lobby area. We are subject to heavy fines and unable to operate until we pass required levels of compliance.