Aquarius West to East

Aquarius West to East

A bird’s eye view of the East Deck of Aquarius all the way to the sandy sea shore.

 

 

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The Beautiful Floor of the Penthouse of Aquarius

The Beautiful Floor of the Penthouse of Aquarius

The renovation of the Aquarius Condo hallways continues. In the penthouses’ floors the work is almost finished. The top floor of Aquarius towers got beautiful porcelain tiles. This material is not just aesthetically pleasant, modern, resilient. It is also very practical, easy to clean, easy to maintain.

In these times of pandemic, the hard floor of porcelain does not accumulate dust, mold or mildew. As it is well known one of the major vulnerabilities of COVID-19 19 is any respiratory tract illness. So, the lucky residents of the penthouse floors have one less source of problems.

The old carpets were removed in 2017. The reason for removal was their contamination with mold and mildew. The carpets were also stained, dusty, with bad odor, unattractive. Carpet an old fashion material that should never be used in a seashore property.

Mr. Buck, the President of the Board informed that Aquarius would not go back to the carpet flooring. After all, Aquarius is next to the sandy beach. It is almost impossible not to bring some sand when coming back from an ocean dive. In addition, Aquarius has a growing population of pets. Accidents are inevitable. The repair of carpet is almost impossible. The trash rooms are far away from some units. Again, plastic bags often leak and fat and other contaminants that are so easy to clean on a hard floor become a great problem on carpet.

Unfortunately, it seems that only the ground floor and the penthouse will have the sanitary easy to maintain hard floors. The rest it seems will have to live with a material so dated and improper for a by-the-sea residence where we have dogs and are subject to incidents like the one that forced a removal of the old carpet. Is this rational?

Scroll for four pictures of the penthouse hallways. Better yet personally go to the penthouse and be surprised and amazed with a splendorous mold and mildew free floor treatment!

One last thought. The proponents of carpet use porcelain or marble in their homes. Isn’t ironic that someone would find carpet adequate for Aquarius common areas?

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Rosa Clematis to color your day

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Elegance, intelligence, honesty is the example to be followed

Elegance, intelligence, honesty is the example to be followed

12 years ago. November 9, 2016

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Wind Speed at Aquarius reaches 52 miles per hour

Wind Speed at Aquarius reaches 52 miles per hour

 

 

Measured this morning at the 10th floor of the South Tower of the Aquarius the wind speed went up to 55 miles per hour. The constant speed is of about 35 miles. Stay alert. Stay safe. Weather is expected to improve late Monday afternoon.

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Is it tragic or is it funny? 

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Storm Warning: Aquarius in the watch area

Storm Warning: Aquarius in the watch area

 

Sun Sentinel

November 7, 2020, 5:30 pm

A large stretch of Florida from the Keys through Broward County are under a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Eta closed in on central Cuba on Saturday afternoon. Palm Beach County is under a tropical storm warning. Eta is expected to come very close to South Florida late Sunday or into Monday.

National Weather Service 

November 7, 5:00 pm

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT…

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

– Fort Lauderdale

– Hallandale Beach

– Pompano Beach

– Deerfield Beach  (how come they forgot Hollywood and Dania?)

* WIND

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

– Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 60 mph

– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Sunday evening until
Monday evening

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 74
to 110 mph

– The wind threat has increased from the previous assessment.

– PLAN: Plan for life-threatening wind of equivalent CAT 1 or
2 hurricane force.

– PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property
should be urgently completed. Prepare for considerable wind
damage.

– ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive

– Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some
having window, door, and garage door failures leading to
structural damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some
destroyed. Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles.
Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks.


Aquarius Residents are strongly advised to keep careful watch until Monday November 9.

Please remove all furniture from balconies

If you have storm windows (impact windows) make sure they are securely closed.

If you have the storm shutters (do you still have those?) they must be closed and locked. It may hard to do but it necessary!

If you are not in the area ask a neighbor to check your apartment. Winds may be of more than 40 miles per hour.

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Funny but serious

Bill Maher: No president can unite us. We have to unite ourselves.

C’est un petit pas…

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Covid 19 Test: Be safe!

Covid 19 Test. Better safe than sorry.

Should we stock up the testing substance?

You also may want check your temperature. No thermometer? No problem. They have one thermometer at the Aquarius front desk.

One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… …


What is your Personality Type regarding the face mask to prevent spreading the virus?

 

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Laughing is OK.

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Aquarius Hallways Renovation Highlights

Aquarius Hallways Renovation Highlights

At the time of this post it is not possible to list the cost of the hallway renovation. In 2017 the Special Assessment had earmarked about one and a half million dollars for this project. The work started in May of 2020. The expected completion should be before Christmas of 2020. The current General Contractor JD Painting is in charge of most of the work with some exceptions, such as the controversial carpet installation.

This post has 3 photo galleries. The first one is of the Elevator Landings. The second is of the Apartment Door Details followed by a broader view of the hallways and light fixtures.

Elevators Landings                                     click any picture for the slides show

 

The New Look of the Doors of the Apartments                                      click any picture for the slides show

Lights Fixtures and other views                          click any picture for the slides show

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Acqua Bistro Italian Grill at Aquarius

Aqua Bistro
Italian Grill at Aquarius

Telephone 954-589-1796
2751 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood Fl 33019

Lunch       Antipasto    Insalata and Zuppa    Pasta     Carne and Pesci   Steaks and Chops  Wines

 

Antipasto

 

Insalata


Carne

Steaks

Wines


Acqua Bistro  tel.: 954-589-1796
Check the reviews of Acqua Bistro:  TripAdvisor    Yelp   
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Fried Calamari

Lobster Ravioli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hurricane ISAIAS Gets Close to South Florida

Hurricane ISAIAS Gets Close to South Florida

 

This post has four sections: (1)Orlando Sentinel, (2)Washington Post, (3) Opening Shutters concern, (4) Aquarius Management Office Documents concerning Hurricane Preparation

 

Hurricane Isaias prompts hurricane watch for parts of Florida east coast

ORLANDO SENTINEL 
JUL 31, 2020  11:03 AM

Florida’s east coast communities were issued a hurricane watch Friday morning as Category 1 Hurricane Isaias continues its approach toward the Sunshine State with expectations it will begin riding up the coast Saturday afternoon.

The watch includes communities from Deerfield Beach northward to the Volusia-Brevard County line, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update. An earlier tropical storm watch from Key Largo to Sebastian Inlet has been turned into a tropical storm warning as well.     Full Article HERE

Hurricane Isaias batters Bahamas as storm targets entire U.S. East Coast

July 31, 2020 at 1:58 p.m. EDT       Washington Post

The storm could bring torrential rain, coastal flooding and strong winds to many parts of the Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Isaias became 2020′s second Atlantic hurricane overnight Wednesday on its way to the Bahamas, which it has already begun to blast with drenching rain, strong winds and ocean surge. The storm is now poised to ride up the East Coast, first encountering Florida this weekend before zipping up the rest of the Eastern Seaboard through the Mid-Atlantic and New England during the first-half of next week.

Tropical storm conditions could begin along the east coast of Florida as soon as Saturday as the storm makes a beeline northward on a menacing path along the coast.

“There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge late this weekend from the northeastern Florida coast and spreading northward along the remainder of the U.S. east coast through early next week,” wrote the National Hurricane Center.

The European model run on Friday morning simulates the probability of tropical storm force conditions associated with Isaias. (WeatherBell)

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Aquarius residents with no Impact Windows should make sure their protection is fully functional. Storm Shutters are known to present problems when needed. Now would be a good time to verify if they close properly in case of wind speed increase. Units with Impact Windows also could benefit to verify all opening close securely.

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The Management Office of Aquarius issued 3 documents of great relevance for Storm Preparation. It is a great time to review them

  1. Aquarius Hurricane Procedures  

  2. Hurricane Season Top 10 to Know List

  3. Be Prepared For Hurricane Season

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Hollywood Beach is OPEN

 The beach of Hollywood  is OPEN

From the City of Hollywood web site 

City News Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020
Beaches in Broward County Reopening Tuesday, May 26
Hollywood Beach Limited Reopening.

All beaches in Broward County are permitted to open as of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th per Broward County Emergency Order 20-13.

All persons utilizing the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements listed in the guidelines below. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in penalties (civil or criminal) for violators and require beaches in Broward County be re-closed.

BEACHES IN BROWARD COUNTY LIMITED REOPENING GUIDELINES

All beaches in Broward County may reopen for limited ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, body surfing) as well as limited active recreation and exercise (such as walking, running, biking). 

Beach Restrictions Per Broward County EO 20-13:

  • Beach hours shall be limited to between sunrise and sunset.
  • No picnicking, sunbathing, sitting, or lying on the beach.
  • No umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers, or coolers allowed.
  • No group or organized sports including, but not limited to, volleyball, soccer, or football.
  • No group gathering or events of more than ten (10) individuals.
  • Individuals must maintain a minimum six feet of physical distance from others at all times, except between members of the same household or group.
  • Municipalities shall have the ability to enact more stringent requirements than set forth herein, and, as with all other aspects of this Emergency Order, municipalities are authorized to enforce the requirements of this Emergency Order.

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André Rieu with Melissa Venema play TAPS – Il Silenzio with the background of the Alps near Munich

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