58 West 58th Street #8D
1 bed•1 bath
Condo in Midtown
77 Fifth Avenue
Rental Unit in Flatiron
Madison Square Park Towerаt 45 East 22nd Street
Condo in Flatiron
Job still has open requirements and an expired TCO.
There was a proposed change of use.
A new tenant with the same use as the proposed wants to move in.
How does this work with DOB?
Brokers are e-mailing me at my personal e-mail which I am being told is being posted by Streeteasy instead of my business e-mail. Also, there is a picture of another agent with my name on a new listing. Please correct immediately.
At least the photos for 71 Java Street got posted.
It is very frustrating that you don't have a phone contact number.
Cannot place a listing.
What neighborhood are these listings in?
I log in and go to my lsitings but none of my listings are visible, looks like I have no listings. I have to go to the search bar, type in building, and THEn go to my listing and I can edit from there. Where are my listings on "my listings" page?
Happy New year!!
Happy new year to all!!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!
Unfortunately "All" incorporates far fewer people than it did a couple of years ago. LOL!
This is a really nice building- beautiful lobby, a lot of apartments have terraces too. More info on the building here- http://thebambergergroup.com/b/6/200-east-36th-street/murray-hill/nyc
don't mind 300_mercer. He got screwed by his last lawyer and last broker, that's why he's so upset. And his internist and dentist did him no favors either if you've ever met him.
Max, Are you recommending yourself or just offering service?.
Max Dilendorf, Esq., specializing on residential and commercial real estate transactions in NYC. Tel. 212.224.0224 | Email: email@example.com | Dilendorf.com
>My old postman on LI used to violate government law by placing unstamped holiday cards with his address soliciting tips.
This is appalling. What neighborhood was this in?
My old postman on LI used to violate government law by placing unstamped holiday cards with his address soliciting tips.
CCL3, I think the majority of people agree with you and don't tip the postman since weekday deliveries are done when most people are working and at most they might get a glimpse of the postman on Saturday.
I don't tip the postman. They are federal employees with good benefits, pension etc. I don't really see it as a tipping-type worker.
mercer: I doubt the majority of people tip the postman. Also, the postman for our building spends close to 2 hours delivering mail so when you count in the time they spend sorting the mail at the Post Office, and getting to the buildings, I would doubt they handle 5 big buildings, i.e. with more than 100 apartments.
Loses heat and hot water on coldest nights of year. Super or whomever this person is doesn't own responsibility. Very poor supervision. Would not recommend. Prices are below market value or should be (way below) for a reason.
If you moved in the past 3 months, tip 50%. If you moved any before that, 100%. Tipping the year ahead will do wonders for your relationships with building staff and make your next year better.
Agreed. We had purchased a condo; were there about 4 1/2 moths and just felt that we should establish a good working relationship. The previous owners moved to California
eriegel, that's not the new tenant's problem. it's up to each person.
when i previously moved in november, I went back to my old building and dropped off mostly full-year tips for those employees and then gave token tips ($20 each) to my new building staff. Then at the end of the next year they got full tips.
Perhaps; but when you move in late odds are that the prior owner/tenant didn't tip before they left. I tend to err on being generous with tipping as they are often a big part of compensatio
You do not have to give a lot if you just moved it--the tip is really a thank you for service over the past year.
While the prices are affordable for this location (fort greene/clinton hill border), the units are not good. They lack soundproofing - you can hear your neighbours talking even in a quiet indoor voice. Anyone walking up the communal stairs can be hear within your unit - very obtrusive. Further, USPS does not have access to the building. If anyone does not decided to pick up your package for you, you end up walking 11 blocks to the nearest USPS office. Finally, the landlords are rude; they will notify you 45 minutes before a showing (during business hours). If you have valuables and tell them there's no showings because of unreasonable timing, they will threaten you by saying they will not turn on the heat. It's completely unreasonable and ridiculous.
This building sucks! Few things you need to know: tons of mice & roaches; no sunlight at every unit; unfriendly and stubborn building staff; pain-in-the-ass super; ridiculously high application fee. There are tons of good buildings in the neighborhood. Go somewhere else. You have been warned.
The units must be owner occupied and a primary residence. When you say 3 apartments, not clear if you mean you are combining them. There is also a $500K annual income limit for the owner and spouse. I will say from personal experience many years ago before the income restriction was imposed that in a condo you cannot get the Star credit for a combined unit unless the condo declaration is amended and the tax lots merged. Only one of the tax lots is treated as a primary residence. Obviously, this works very differently in a coop.
I meant to say potentially have 3 apartments in the same co-op.
Does any one here have experience with having 2 apartments in the same co-op and claiming or try to claim the Star credit for both units? I have read that you can potentially have apartments in the same co-op and still claim full credit for all three apartments but just want to make sure I fill out the paper correctly. Thanks
Thank you everyone for your comments and insights. The issue had to do with a fire hazard via a "renting tenant" that that was throwing flammable items (lit and still flaming) on the Channel Club roof and my property and my window sill. That's a subject that in my opinion needed to be discussed and in my opinion was being ignored. When I called the FORMER Channel Club Board president about it, he met with us for an hour at our new condominium, a wonderful sensitive and impressively smart man. I could tell he was not well that day but in no way would let us know how he was feeling during the meeting. He was incensed with what he heard and he was going to address the issue about the renter throwing his lit cigarettes on the Channel Club roof, but the former unfortunately president passed away; a great man.
We have a new managing agent and new president I told you of before.. The managing agent just sent me a letter I received yesterday, representing the Channel Club Board that said: " the Board has addressed the issue of discarded cigarette butts from the above balconies to its fullest capacity." So it appears that if the renter wants to continue to not use an ashtray, but instead our roof, the Channel Club Board has made it clear where they stand.. I have to wonder how the other owners at The Channel Club would feel about this if they knew.
Thank you again for your opinions.
As a former board president of a condo, the proper channels was to send all correspondence to the managing agent. Your lawyer had to contact the board's lawyer through the managing agent. In a large building, the board members do not have the time to discuss issues with residents one on one. We had open meetings periodically for resident/board dialogues.
It may also be a bad idea to post negative stuff about your own co-op if you're still a shareholder ... just saying since these forums do get indexed by search engines.
Perhaps it's time to read this (http://www.hauseit.com/selling-a-coop-without-a-broker-in-nyc/) before it's too late. Good luck selling it and hopefully buyers don't notice your forum here!
Buildings as large as the Channel Club probably require that all inquiries be directed to the management company. As a coop board member in two buildings we generally will not have direct meaningful conversations with share holders as they relate to issues in the building. That's what management if for. Those issues are related to the board and then discussed as a board. Direct conversations with shareholders and individual board members are really never a good idea. If there was no issue, there would be no need for a conversation. Just follow the proper channels (no pun intended) and resolve the issue. These positions are not paid, they can be time consuming and thankless. If you're looking for some kind of accommodation posting here is a bad plan. Generally, coop boards want to accommodate everyone while always coloring inside the lines without exception.
Is this a paid position? Do the bylaws require he provide personal service to people in the building?
Corsair, I think in a world where access to lisitngs is fairly widespread, a lot of the value that brokers offer is to run the deal --- i.e. to chart the journey from offer to closing, keep track of timetables, keep pieces of paper moving, and point out possible obstacles and how to avoid them. Yes, one of the attorneys could technically do this, but since the lawyers are only making $3K or so per close, and they have the expenses of keeping an office open, they make a living by handling a lot of volume, and they're not likely to invest that kind of "high touch" time into any one deal.
I therefore would second 30_yrs 'suggestion that you bring in a broker (not me, but I used to work in his office, and I trust him, so I would trust his judgment about who in his office would be good) on a flat-fee basis to do it.
If you don't want to do that, then realize that (like a surgical procedure, I guess) 80% of the time the process involves following predetermined steps in a predetermined way, and that what the pros are doing is trying to anticipate the 20% of the time that it will go wonky, and make their efforts to block/defend against those scenarios look as seamless as possible.
The one pro tip I will give you here is that there are timetables for financing and board package submission set up in the contract, and yet the buyer's financing contact is likely someone who is unaware of those timetables. In fact, the financing contact probably couldn't confirm to the timetables even if he was informed about them (the buyer is probably facing a bank's salesperson, who isn't the person who processes the actual lending documents.)
So whoever you do pick to manage the process, even if it's you, needs to spend some time being in frequent contact with the lender, riding herd: Do you have the loan application? Do you have the fully signed contract? when are you sending the appraiser? when are we going to get our copy of the appraisal? etc.
That will help you head off one of the more common problems with deals, which is that they run late because the bank runs late, and nobody realizes it for weeks because the customer contact is metaphorically sitting in the backseat of a car yakking with the buyer, but he's not actually the guy driving the car.
You could probably get a broker to handle all of this for you for a nominal flat fee. If you don't know anyone I'm sure I could get someone in my office to handle it for you.
Most of the information in the board package is for the buyer to complete. There may be couple of pages which you need to complete. If the buyer is diligent (I really mean very diligent) about documentation and their income is sufficient, it should be fine. The biggest is their financials which should be exactly as specified in the package - W2, letter of employment, pay stub, bank statements, brokerage statements, full asset documentation, liability documentation etc. You need to put together the documents in the right order with page numbers and list of contents/appendices with page numbers. Be friendly to your managing agent. He/she will tell you any issues with the package beforehand.
Lawyers formalize the agreement and set up a closing date. That is what you need to start with. Bank financing does not need much hand holding from brokers.
I am assuming that your sale price is in line with other sales - you may want to document that in the application or mention to a friendly board member.
Corsair - it's important to understand that nothing is final in real estate until the contract is fully executed by both buyer and seller. So yes, you can communicate and accept offers in writing or verbally all you want, but both parties are free to do as they wish until they sign the contract.
For example, it's not uncommon to see a seller go with a higher offer even after a buyer has signed a contract (but seller hasn't counter-signed yet).
The deal sheet is a nice formality, but the main point is to summarize the deal and put the lawyers in touch with each other.
For the co-op purchase application, have the buyer do it (and follow these instructions: http://www.hauseit.com/nyc-coop-board-package-purchase-application/), you are free to then review it if you'd like and either person can submit it to the managing agent.
Thanks Mercer, but how does the board package work in terms of does the buyer gather information (including any required seller info) and submit or does the seller? Or does this vary based on board requirements? Is the process as simple as agreeing on a price, having the seller understand if there any contingencies and then have "my lawyer call yours?" Should the offer and acceptance be documented in some way? Is it as simple as the buyer submitting the deal sheet that was included in RiddhiBman's link? Does the seller need to formally communicate acceptance?
Riddhi, the scenario is a deal that never goes the public offering route.
Thanks for the answers.
What neighborhood is this in?
What does your sub-lease say?
I'm subletting in a coop who's hot water boiler broke. We have had no hot water for 2 weeks, and it will probably be another week or 2 until they can get the hot water working again.
What are the owner's responsibilities to me?
Can I withhold rent?
I was on the fence about staying here after the gas situation, but decided to stay after I spoke to management. They were able to work with me, so that helped me make up my mind. Building staff here is also a huge reason i was on the fence in the first place and considered staying, since they are very good. The setup they have at the front door is more of a concierge set -up, which is different then my last building, but they always rush to help me with the door when I need it, manage my packages and dry cleaning and are always friendly and welcoming. Likewise any other issue I have had with the apartment was always taken care of very quickly, I had a problem with my drain that I emailed them about and they had someone in my apartment in 10 minutes, so that's pretty good. Gas situation aside I've never really had that much of a problem with management, I once had a mix up with my rent payment but the property manager fixed it up pretty quickly. They have also been having like a breakfast thing for the tenants, which is nice but I just wish they would start it earlier since I keep leaving before it's all set up. I do agree the elevators do need to be either changed or fixed, but that's about it. All in all, as long as the gas stays on and the electricity keeps running, I'm pretty happy I stayed.
and in a co-op, if you refuse to abide by the house rules you can be evicted. Yes, evicted--forced to sell.
the 80% rule is more a coop thing than anything else. In a coop it is totally enforceable. It is a house rule that is agreed to when the coop is purchased. It is meant to minimize the noise transfer from apartment to apartment. It is an imperfect plan but it is better than nothing. A landlord might have an 80% rule written into the lease.
Just another note. This whole 80% carpeting rule are more to safeguard landlords rather than tenants. You can clearly see this as none of them ever states what type of carpet you should have. It could literally be paper thin and it'll be alright. That right there should tell you something.
""Where's the carpet?
Good point. Every single picture of the living/dining rooms and bedrooms is a lease violation."
To be fair that looks like a model apartment.
Fully in favor. If you want to AirBnB your home, buy a single-family house.
I support this bill 100%!
Fully support it, and wrote my legislators and the governor recommending its passage when it was being considered.
Great bill. Fully support it for multifamily units. Single family houses are fine for airbnb.
I'm looking for a dwelling fire insurance policy. It's a policy that's basically a no frills version of a standard homeowner's policy. It covers the dwelling itself from hazards to the home itself but not the personal items within the home. This policy can come with liability coverage too. Can anyone recommend a decent one?
There seem to be lots of sites that sell it but this dips the manufacturer's. Cookair.com
I post this while looking at our (propane) Firepit
My husband got rid of our propane grill and got this Cookair grill, which runs on either batteries or electric, with wood chunks. It gets to 1,000 degrees , works really well with all meats, though I am not convinced it would do well with fish
Goldie the law isnt specific for propane but for "open flame" grill.
Thats where the electric ones skirt the issue.
In addition, its a flammable gas which will enjoy the same rules and regulations for its transport and storage.
That obscure warning signon the long island expressway for commercial trucks carrying flammable and explosive gases and liquids applies to passenger cars carrying a single 20 lb tank of propane through tunnels.
$10,000 fine + if caught.
Look for a butane powered grill and problem solved.
We had a lot of problems with owners in a condo who refused to abide by the law for BBQ. We billed them for the fines we received by the fire department. We also had our attorney contact them about our insurance problems for the building over their BBQs. As a result, we added a bylaw prohibiting all types of outdoor cooking with exponentially escalating fines. We couldn't jeopardize the building over a few apartments that had terraces. People finally got the message.