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Home & Garden > The New 'Uniform' Gateway Terrace Apartments

The New 'Uniform' Gateway Terrace Apartments

The 'new' Gateway is almost complete--just missing a few bushes! I give the owners credit for making the inside of the apartments really modern with new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, new hurricane windows, new ceiling fan/light fixture in the ceiling of the bedroom and new lights in the kitchen and bathroom, new blinds though the new air conditioners/fans don't do as good a job as the old system and they certainly fixed up the hallways. The big problems are on the outside where all individuality has been taken away. No more Christmas/Hanukah lights and contests for the best displays (or even the company putting up lights all around). The biggest downer are the beautiful individual gardens that many residents put their own time and money in to liven up the place with Hibiscus & Rose bushes, many colored orchids, Banana plants, lemon, grapefruit trees with blossoms, sunflowers, etc., etc. No plants on the window sills, no decorations of any kind on the doors and/or windows. Our avocado tree from which we got 75 avocados one season is gone. Now you can't tell one building from another and I don't know if one has to do with the other but all of a sudden we are 'losing' residents to death, rehab and nursing homes more than usual! Don't get me wrong! I love my apartment and I can look out and see Karen Bay, green trees but from the outside all you can see are bland buildings, one after another and sometimes 'uniform' can be very dull!

posted on July 25, 2019 3:00 PM ()


Yawn.... It's putting me to sleep it's so boring looking. It looks and sounds like you are living out a science fiction story - soylent green-ish. Do you know for a fact that those lost residents really did end up dead/in rehab and nursing homes?
comment by traveltales on July 25, 2019 9:11 PM ()
It's a way of life--non-life here--you either die or become an alcoholic and then die or you 'disappear'!
reply by greatmartin on July 25, 2019 9:35 PM ()
Oh, this is just terrible and I'd want to rebel. It looks like a prison. I see that having a wild design on the outside of your windowshades isn't allowed, so -- all I can think of is someone should have a psychedelic light show every night at their windows. Open your shades, hang a lighted disco ball, and make it glitter for the neighborhood.
comment by drmaus on July 25, 2019 8:54 PM ()
Wait! They want us to keep our blinds closed 24/7--I refuse to so I have been reported!! ARGH!
reply by greatmartin on July 25, 2019 9:37 PM ()
That's too bad. Trees and flowers make a neighborhood.
comment by jjoohhnn on July 25, 2019 4:21 PM ()
Yes, but watching the bottom line gets the owners bigger bonuses!!
reply by greatmartin on July 25, 2019 4:47 PM ()

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