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1. It's not my apartment. This is for a buyer client who just made an offer.
2. The Donald likes me. I'm sure he would do it for less.
1. I have always gotten similar work done for a small fraction of what you are being quoted
2. for $15,000 you could get Donald Trump to personally paint your apt
It's not for me (we're ensconced on the UWS, as least for now ) it's for a client who is looking to make something historical shine again -- and FWIW, the footprint of the kitchen is big. Maybe someday I will take you up on a new kitchen here though!
Primer05: I called your company for some renovation work and you said you don't take jobs less than 300K.
Thank you Ali
Is the work you are talking about for your apt? I would have comeby and given you a real proposal for you to go off on. An IKEA kitchen shouldn't come close to 50k
Mine doesn't, and I'd guess that most don't, but ultimately, it's not about what the others require, it's about what yours requires. Ask your managing agent.
Do co-ops generally consider installation of a closet system, e.g. Elfa, as an alteration such that alteration form has to be sent and fee paid to co-op?
The DoB site shows lots of permits issued for "temporary balcony enclosure" at 112 W 56, from the 1990s through 2011. They're not really temporary, since the pictures and plans show that the full-width sliding glass doors between living rooms and balconies have been removed. Either the city didn't inspect, or inspected after the enclosures went up but before the doors were removed.
I have noticed this at 112 west 56th and wondered if it was just too windy up there for a balcony. In the last five years, quite a few have been enclosed and I have wondered how that was possible.
One case is at 35 Sutton Place, where the tenant and co-op have been in court for years, but finally settled. Tenant had expanded her kitchen, LR, BR, and bath out to and onto the parapet walls, without a permit, including a fireplace and whirlpool tub. Neighbors below were flooded, building slapped with violations by the DoB, and so on.
First I've heard of this: looks like next Local Law cycle will include looking at all those greenhouses and enclosures people have made over the decades to enclose terraces and balconies. Despite coop approvals, Times reports that many are likely to be found non-compliant. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/realestate/manhattan-apartments-with-illegal-greenhouses.html?src=me
Surprised this in in contract - seems like lots of dough for a gut reno !
wow 33.33%. Whoever didn't believe the incredible hype hysteria of the "next Great Depression!" scored big. Congrats all u out there who bought.
nov 2009 low -- 177
today - 236
% chg = 33.33%
if I use your streeteasy market index as advised from peak to trough im still getting aggregates in the 20% range from peak to trough
When was it that w67thstreet switched from telling everyone to not buy, to holding a condo for his mother, owning commercial real estate, and then buying into a portfolio of condominiums?
2 days ago
Member since: Jan 2006
ignore this person
ur bringing alot to the table here gotham, very insightful post.
i was a nasdaq equities trader for 6 years with Tradescape, which was bought by etrade and then spun off. no series 7 or 55 or cfa or anything like that. Madoff had better credentials than me. besides this is a forum and the thread is discussing recent stock market volatility, I dont pretend to know where stocks will be in 6 months or 12 months. let the experts do that. to me, the velocity of the plunge suggests a bull market correction with the hy credit market as reasoning.
I'm not here to bring things to the table that I do not have. You shouldn't be either. Your stock market expertise is BS, but you've acknowledged that. Although the reference to Madoff is odd. As for Madoff, his Ponzi-scheming, stealing and lying don't seem to related one way or another to expertise in making macro market calls. But if you want to include him in your company whether by association or by contrast, that's your decision.
You are better off letting us know about your more micro expertise in transactions in the NYC real estate marketplace. For that, it seems as if you have some knowledge. So don't dilute it.
Amity95 - I live in this building and used to be on the board. If you have further questions I can help. Not sure if it is too late
NWT, would you happen to know if the apartments are sitting there because of the board? Is it a difficult board that makes it difficult to sell?
They're both out of my league.
Just going by the time they've sat unsold, they're both overpriced.
The upstairs one less so, as it did go into contract once, four months ago. They lost the rare buyer who wanted that LR and didn't care so much about the rest. Maybe last month's price cut will bring out a new buyer who'd passed it by before.
Wow - again, I am incredibly impressed by the level of detail you know about the building and these specific apartments. Would you consider purchasing either apartment? Do you think they are appropriately priced?
By that logic, clearly some of your tenants are subsidizing YOUR rent payments (to the bank, which owns your building). Why don't you provide those apartments at true cost, instead of promoting your economic policy?
"There is no subsidy -- there is simply regulation"
I disagree - It is a subsidy created by regulation. These terms are not mutually exclusive.
"A subsidy is a form of financial or in kind support extended to an economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy." I am clearly subsidizing some of my tenant's rent payments.
I have a friend who divorced her husband. He tried to get more money out of her claiming her rent-stabilized lease was an asset. He also wanted a guarantee that he would get a cut of the value of the place if it went coop any time in the future. The court said NO, NO, NO to both. (Besides, he told his wife he was taking a temporary place while he was working out of town. After he was gone awhile, he said he wasn't coming back. He abandoned her and sat of his duff for a few years before considering a divorce.)
I know that this is not a bankruptcy, but it is similar in that assets must be evaluated.
1. the Court of Appeals has a very serious problem
2. if it rules that rent-stabilized leases are a form of government welfare benefit
3. then the government's imposition of such leases will violate the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause
4. and empower us sleazy landlords to sue the City and/or State for just compensation
does anyone have a copy of the latest offering and what is the story that was told to them by their attorneys on the latest status of the land lease?
Any development regarding the 'purchasing of the fee interest in the land' cited 4 years ago? Any update will be appreciated.
Land-lease building! I loved one of the apartment but my attorney told me that the maintenance will soon be sky-high. If I cannot afford 3 times the maintenance than now, I will lost all my payment and rights to the property and only become a rent-stabilized tenant. Very scary!
NYCRepPro: interesting, this is what a listing broker in this building told us end of last year.
There's background on the retail sale (actually sale of 25% of the co-op's leasehold, covering the retail) at https://streeteasy.com/talk/discussion/34212-land-lease-carnegie-house
Comments on this building are fairly outdated. Can anyone comment in recent experience including noise, elevator wait, upkeep and general condition of building/units or anything else? Thanks.
>Charlie, it might be better to not mention your landlord history. The Bryant Hotel might come up, and you wouldn't want that....
wow, that would be as much an expose as c0lumbiac0unty and the asbestos
Charlie, it might be better to not mention your landlord history. The Bryant Hotel might come up, and you wouldn't want that....
In my opinion and what see grogans would like to go back when one religion was dominet one color one group when I was landlord most people different countries making a new life for themselves as my parents so it was not hard to deal with people and have mutual respect they one thing in common they were all afraid and disliked the NYPD if people poor or immigrants I believe the police should be everyone friend and treat everyone equally sorry Grogan this what america is all about hopefully we are going back to bad old days of Tammy hall maybe grogans would be more comfortable but I believe most New Yorkers would not like it this is a multicultural city and now believe the city would be better served if city goverment agenies and people who work for the city would reflect it sorry Grogan you have been torturing me for a while now takes me a long time to get upset maybe you jews do not fight back read history old and testament maybe spelling is not my strong suit but I can read and do being one of people of book Grogan wouldever you feel toward times by 1000 that is what I think of you first bool I recommended is real estate law 101 than machinery and proper maintenance of a building from top to bottom this building and machinery about 7 years old let's bring the sponsor to court see what he has to say either he built a bad building or your bad property manager see you in court
This has been a learning experience for me as well and probably for the 13 people who sold and believe the worst is yet to come I am honor bound to see no-one has to deal with this again when it comes in my opinion M at Beekman incopenent and stubborn Board and again in my opinion dealing with incopenent and mean spirited grogans as a managing agent .I now have what I believe all my ducks in order hopefully have board in court hoping grogans out of this Buiness you are dealing people any and all criminal acts will be bought to proper goverment agenies Have a nice day sorry for any spelling grammar mistakes working on it Thank You
Good Afternoon received letter Grogan and ass ,I honestly do not know if something is wrong with new is court matter threading to call NYPD again Grogan loves to yell and scare people march 1 2012 banging on door like a crazy man opened yelling screaming let me in one his one of many you Jew f does Grogan hate jews I think john hates everyone whatever religion whatever color loves to fight like said another owner and agreed what had to be done .I said to him let's go to board meeting I am afraid of the grogans ,Grogan yelled at a board member and was not allowed to come to the building for a while ,in my opinion he behaves like an animal cannot speak in a civilized way .This a good story 13 units sold out of 23 units in give or take a little 2 years many at major losses we can bring them court and I am sure they will tell truth under oath .There has been major leaks coming from the roof. I believe the foundation has been comprised metal work major pointing building wide hopefully the shell has not been damaged installation has to be checked mold issues rats in building when the is brought to court question will they perjury themselves in court for the grogans ,At point I can grantee alive or died this going to court and a non basis engineer will come to the building give his report I will sue board they cannot plead ignorance send the building copy of the Zimmerman report who is a engineer hired by the board in 2010 when they were sued by the sponsor also set the whole building copy of the lawsuit and letter from ,in my opinion m at beekman is failing this building miserable I think when all the information comes out there will many lawsuits and this will be famous for wrong reasons.Example in court what happened when they tried to fix the elevator all costs and mistakes will be bought up . I believe the grogans should not be in this Buiness if this is a example how they behave and maintain machinery and the building in general lets be honest who are they bullying. Doctors lawyers Buiness people heirs in prime arreas not the toughest people in the country maybe they should try to behave and treat like this in tougher neiborhood I believe truly would be a good life lesson for them to see how tough they truly are that being said you be polite to everyone and be able to have a civilized conversion with any tenant or unit owner no matter whatever religion race or private life
Has anyone heard further news on retail tenants at 670 Columbus in addition to Party City, or better yet when the construction will finish? The school is finally starting to look like it may be nice.
Good morning recieved registered letter which i now going to pick up beleive it is from grogan attorney to get access which is the correct.I believe we can bring it to a head last 2 weeks taken many actions now sue press > Thank You
Last if board could fixed the problems working with grigon and the present they would ,They need a new managing agent to guide them in proper way to fix the building so everyone life goes on to enjoy there homes in peace and harmony thank you have a nice day
in my opinon this is what is going to happen several of new owners and possibly some of the old owners will sue the board than they wiil sue grogan and grogan will sue them this i believe is goiung to an example of the worst boards and manging agents working together in modern NYC real eatate
grogan and company in my opinon does not have the talent for this type of work ,Also most of working they are diong is going wasted materials man hours and money because they seem never get to the root of the problems .The building is only 7 years old and the machiny the same if proper maintence and other actions this problems would not be large and possilbe not problems at all
the air coditioining has been out since 10-8-14,asked doorman to call grogan got letter in my door will be repaired by the of the buiness day 10-9-14, today is 10-13-14 ,The air conditioning is still not working . It grogan and company does not the talent and where with allto do this top of work example elevator issue .there comany another comany NYC emerency comany manufactory and than i believe another company you cannot make this stuff truly sad
We have spoken in the past. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I have always taken my own pictures for my site but I would rather start using an expert. Hope to hear from you soon
Been through this with SE tech many times (I'm a photographer).
Photos not loading:
Sometime it takes up to 24 hours to show on SE depending where you originally uploaded (ie OLR etc...). If uploaded directly on SE, I haven't had this problem. (BTW....your photos are showing now).
9mbs is definitely too big. I use 300kb - 400kb size files. But SE's image compression has a mind of its own and I still can't figure out why some photos look great and some look horrible.
Without getting into photo-geek talk, use 72dpi. If you upload 300dpi files, they won't look better for most users and will only increase your file size.
Next time email SE directly, their response time is usually pretty quick.
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GL with your rental, looks like a nice place.
Photos are not loading for my rental listing at 71 Java Street PH.
Each image of mine is high res, e.g., 9MB. Is that too big? If so, what are the dimensions? 72 dpi?
I haven't received an E-mail update since Saturday.
I just used this guy to take down six old fixtures and put up six new ones and it was $375 and he was super fast, nice and accommodated my weird schedule. Electric Plus / Gerald - 917.279.8501
Any feedback on estimated costs for the following:
Changing an existing ceiling light fixture
Changing an existing ceiling light fixture to a ceiling fan
Changing a light switch to a dimmer
Owner to provide supplies (dimmers and light fixtures)
The unit is newly wired.
Paul at Lidmar Electrical has been very good. He upgraded our entire apartment, (new outlets, recessed lights, moved the box up to the unit, etc). Very satisfied with him. During the job other things came up, (we wanted an induction stove, needed more juice) he was very accommodating. He is licensed/insured and highly recommended by others. Number is 917 939 4956
I used this guy for many of the same things you are looking to have done and I live in Brooklyn Heights:
Spotlight Electric, LLC | Jaroslaw Choinski, President | 243 McDonald Ave #6T | Brooklyn, NY 11218
t: 718.666.5303 • f: 321.600.5303 • e: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was very happy with his work and his prices were reasonable.
I don't recommend Carlos from Carlos Floor. We had him done our floor and regretted it. There was absolutely no protection, not even masking the vents, A/C, cabinet doors. Wood dust were everywhere.
I have a great floor guy. Email me at email@example.com
I can advise you who NOT to hire, based on our recent experience. We called NY Floorman. They damaged our apartment, didn't show up on time, was dishonest etc. They also left large sanding marks all over the floor. We had a very stressful experience. We hired them from Yelp reviews! So don't make the mistake that we made. I heard Carlos from Carlos Floor is good. He was not available to meet the time deadline we had so we couldn't hire him. Regretting that now. I got a quote from Elite also. They seemed quite capable and the quote was same price as the guys we went with. Good luck!
Sorry...wrong category. Can't figure out how to move it.
Can anyone recommend someone to do some simple simple sanding and refinishing of hardwood floors?
We don't need anyone who specializes in high value floors.
I'll go to an open house this weekend to check out the building. I'm interested to see how low these ceilings are. Plus the roach situation. Anyone else know anything interesting about the building?
Does anyone know if there is a land lease
Given that Gristede's is on the ground floor of this building, has anyone had problems with roaches, mice or rats?
Thanks for the responses. We will take a look when we return to the City, but 8' ceilings are an issue.
Maybe Aboutready has some ideas. She renovated her Peter Cooper Village apartment because it wasn't good enough for her, but she still had to bide her time there in order to be eligible to sue them.
I'm guessing Miele and other big names are going with some sort of 'broker' model where any dealer that sells it gets a commission but that its actually Miele that is setting the price, this way the price is controlled at all times that everybody pays.
If you are planning a kitchen renovation, rarely a kitchen designer/cabinetry company will coordinate the order and give you their discount, which is substantial. We used Smith River Kitchens and Scott Smith the owner extended his discount and dealt with the whole thing. Highly recommend him!
Snuffles: Miele prices are not negotiable. I looked at several models and was given the list price everywhere. I wound up buying a Bosch and was quoted prices very close to the list price.
Snuffles, maybe someone else has a better answer on Miele, but from what I've found, all the big dealers watch each other and match their prices, but some appliance maker prices do seem to be fixed. I've been watching Miele and Bertazzoni and Liebherr since March and the only change I've seen is that Bertazzoni is throwing in a free hood if you buy by November 15th. One way to go cheaper is to ask for the architect/designer/contractor discount. My contractor asked me to buy the appliances, but the dealers are saying they'll give me the discount anyway. Haven't found out yet what that number actually will be yet because I'm not quite ready to order.
We are looking to buy a 2 bed 2 bath directly sold by the owner, anywhere in the Ruppert/Yorkville complex. It can be owner occupied or rented up to 12 months, but after that we need to move in. Thank you.
My understanding is that one can indeed sublet here(for up to 2 years) , as long as they can get Board approval to do so. The applicant must pass a rigorous set of financial requirements and be vetted and interviewed by the board.
Does anyone know whether it's possible to sublet an apartment in Imperial House?
Vituli - Take a look at prior sales and you will see that 3.35 is a very high price for that unit. A similar unit sold for a lot less a year ago, albeit on a lower floor. "G" line apartments are similar to the "A" line apartments and they have sold for under 3 million when in estate condition.
That being said, the Imperial House is an amazing building. Great staff, gym, garage, etc. The apartments are well-built.
Does anyone have information/advice regarding the Imperial House at 150 e. 69th St. There's a spacious unit (19A) listed at $3.350 in "estate" condition - needs a complete redo. I like the neighborhood but don't know much about the building.
Or at least the right AGENT could make the difference between your getting approved within two weeks or four months, if the package isn't thorough and complete.
An advantage of getting a broker that is familiar with your coop should be very important if you go that way. These coop packages that have to be submitted can be real killers and could be the difference of getting the buyer approved or rejected.
vslse, thanks for the kind words.
Broker, Upstairs Realty
Do a keyword search for "FSBO". There's a lot of good info here on SE.
If you don't have the time, then I suggest finding a good broker. Now I know many here will say a broker is useless, clueless, over-paid etc... but like any industry, there are some good ones (Ali aka "front_porch" comes to mind for one). Also find a damn good RE attorney (a must).
For me in the end, time is my most valuable asset. If you have the time, by all means go FSBO. If you don't, consider what your opportunity cost is (not just $$$, but all that goes into selling a coop). You say you're looking for "top dollar"? Do a simple cost/benefit analysis of FSBO vs. broker. I don't know what you do for a living, but it's just a numbers game.
Whatever you choose, good luck and don't let anyone fool you....if it was THAT easy, all listings would be FSBO. Again, I'm NOT saying go with a broker, just saying you should consider your situation and make the best call.
I meant to say, coops are NOT real estate.