There seems to be a story to EVERYTHING at the Loew’s – and all too often that story involves the consequences of Jersey City’s government not doing something it was supposed to. Years ago, FOL volunteers widened the opening to the first floor restroom to make it accessible to patrons in wheelchairs and added grab bars. We installed what we thought would only be a temporary door and only primed the other walls because we had helped the City win a state grant that would pay to hire a contractor to install a permanent door and refinish the room. But alas, the City lost that grant. Later, the City promised to pay for that work itself—but never came up with the money. All the while, the framing and insulation around that “temporary” door has remained visible inside the restroom. And now the primed walls need to be patched and repainted again. The Loew’s deserves better, so as a first step toward completely refinishing the first floor restroom, we want to make that temporary door permanent by finishing the wall around it, and installing larger door stop molding.
Skills Needed: Carpentry & drywall experience; painting; ability to work on a ladder.
Tools & Supplies That Will Be Provided: Finished wood and molding and drywall, spackle, caulk, joint tape, drywall screws, finish nails, furring strips and shims, hammer, saws, utility knife, straight edge, spackle knife, screwgun, paint brush and roller, primer, stain, ladder.
Number of People Needed: One to two.
Length Of Project: It’s expected this work will take two to three days.
Commitment: We ask that the person who wants to take on this project be willing to complete it.