Programmable and more flexible Shabbos elevators are coming to East River before the end of the year, according to a notice distributed to all apartments this afternoon.
This change has been a frequent request at the annual meeting, and follows a similar adjustment in Hillman.
Cooperators who want the elevator to stop on their floor need to request it in writing to management by December 16. Automatic elevators will be programmed to stop on only the floors where a request has been made, instead of every floor. In addition, non-observant cooperators will be able to press the button for their floor, as they would any other day.
Update: management has posted the request form online.