During hurricane Sandy, Knickerbocker Village suffered severe damage to its HVAC equipment, electrical room and various doors and windows. L+M’s repair and resiliency program for the complex included:
- upgrading the mechanical and electrical system
- flood proofing the existing meter rooms and proposed new ones
- creating a new flood-proof structure over the boiler room in the courtyard to house new controls for the boilers and heating system
- designing new parapet walls built over existing areaway walls at an elevation higher than the base flood elevation
- replacing the electrical equipment in the four buildings where the services are located
- installing emergency generators to provide power in case of a power outage.
The apartment complex, which opened in 1935, consists of 12 attached residential building in two courts. All of the buildings are 13-stories except for one which has 10. The first floor includes a school, social clubs, restaurants and retail stores.