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elevators are unreliable and downright frightening
now come to find Air conditioning is rationed and not available yet. oh and you are not allowed to know when you will be allowed to turn on your AC, but yes you do pay for it, it is not included in the rent.
no elevators and No Ac Not really that luxurious
I am a recent tenant (1.5 months). There are several positive aspects of this building, but be prepared to get woken up every Friday and Saturday night. There is a very large dance club (Pacha) diagonally across the street on W 46th St. The club will often open its front doors for extended periods of time, and the entire immediate area will be inundated with loud dance music. I have been woken up at 2am, 3am, and 4am on different weekend nights. Unless you are a very heavy sleeper, I can almost guarantee that you will be affected by this noise in this building. The doormen have told me that this issue has been raised by a very large number of residents. The developer of this building should have remedied this situation well before renting out units. Renter beware.
The Electra is a complete and utter disaster. Anyone looking for an apartment do yourself a favor and don't rent here...don't even stop by and look here. Unless your a glutton for construction and renovation punishment like Tom Hanks in Money Pit. Upon signing a lease last year, the Electra looked to be a very nice building however the management company changed to Rose halfway through the year and thats when the fun began. Massive and endless construction that seems unnecessary and makes no sense began. Lobby devastated, courtyard under construction. All day noise and drilling - too bad for the people that work at home or have children. Construction workers, tools, scaffolding, etc. Meanwhile the elevators, which there are only 2 of, are constantly broken and are bogged down all day by construction crews. Late for work?-add another 10 minutes to wait for the elevator. How about using some of this construction manpower to actually fix what is broken instead leaving residents completely disgusted and frustrated with the work. Now the one thing this apt still had going, the balconies, are now getting renovated. Nice timing with spring and summer coming. Perhaps this can all be a little easier if any of this was mentioned at the lease agreement instead of zero notification . Just more signs posted everyday of more work coming. Basically this place is biggest rip in the city. Specifically the management company absolutely sucks. Rose associates is on that island time. Phonecall or email might get acknowledged next week however the billing mistakes on rent invoices, astronomical rent increases and various other F-U's to tenants, you get those immediately.
DO NOT RENT HERE
the noise level and attitude are out of control
Fieldchester - "At least Jazzman's position is consistent with his money" How so?? I've said that 1. I think my rents would actually go down from this. 2. If I'm wrong I'm willing to give any "windfall" to the City via increased property taxes.
I'm saying I'll lose money and if I don't then I'll give away any of the upside. That locks me in as either a loser or at break even.
Fiedlchester - I am not a fan of Obamacare for that very reason - it is another example of generational theft. Taking from 20 somethings to give to the elderly. Research Stan Drunkenmiller (the hedge fund guy) for more about this generational theft.
fieldchester -" You do realize that your policies, and actions of people like aboutready, have real consequences to real people?"
And you do realize that your inaction has real consequences for a lot more people than my actions would right???
aboutready - "You have yet to support your claim of a material adverse affect by "rich RS tenants" on the market."
You've misread my posts - the material adverse affect is by all of rent stabilization, not just the rich with stabilized units. I have not make the claim that it's the rich stabilized tenants who create all pain for 20 somethings - I'm just saying the rich are the most egregious of the lot.
There you go, finally aboutready's resignation.
This is NOT A NO FEE LISTING!
This listing is for an apartment in 99 Lafayette Ave, not 91 Lafayette Ave. Beware.
I am looking for some advice and would appreciate any information from anyone who has used Urban Compass.
I found the same apartment listed on Street Easy and Urban Compass and had already contacted the broker before discovering it on Urban Compass. My question is should I try to see and possibly get the apartment through Urban Compass because they promise lower broker fees and also my company has a discount on top of that? One question is how would I avoid the shadiness of this? But more importantly, am I just adding another person I am supposed to pay? By contacting through Street Easy I should only have to pay the listing broker. But if I contact through Urban Compass, would I have to pay both the Urban Compass agent and the listing broker? However, would it still be worth it to me because I would be paying a lower fee overall even though I am paying more parties?
I am going to try to use this to negotiate with the listing broker I already contacted through Street Easy, but if going through Urban Compass is better for me I will of course pursue that. Looking for any advice or perspective. Thanks!
I have a problem, too many of your listings say pets allowed and then when I go to view the apartments, I'm told pets aren't allowed but the brokers have other things that they want to show me. It's a huge waste of my time and false advertisement. Could you please me more strict about posting whether or not apartments accept pets or not? Finding the right place in New York City is hard enough, and to find the right place after you've done your refined search just to find out at the last minute that the landlord/owner doesn't allow pets is EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING!!!
I have been using a broker to look for rental apartments. I have not signed a single document or contract with him.
He showed me an apartment that I was intrigued by and wanted to pursue.
Still curious to see what's out there, I want on an rental website and looked for similar apartments in the neighborhood I was searching in. The very apartment I was looking at came up immediately and was listed as "no-fee". Point being here: I did not go home after the broker showed me the apartment and looked it up specifically to see if it was "no-fee".
The broker never said the rental was "no-fee". What do I do here? I obviously do not want to pay the several thousand dollar broker fee when I don't have to. However, the broker - whom I met with three separate times - did provide me a service and I wouldn't feel comfortable not paying him some compensation.
What if I found an entirely different apartment on my own without the broker? Can people use brokers and then decide that they are better off without one (provide that they didn't sign anything or just go around the broker and get a no-fee apartment the broker showed them)?
Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your time.
Agreed! Rentals in those neighborhoods are more than a lot of great Manhattan neighborhoods.
Am I correct that rents in prime Brooklyn (Heights, Cobble Hill) have now crossed above or at least reached parity with Chelsea/Flatiron/Tribeca? Never thought I'd be priced out of Brooklyn back into Manhattan!
I moved into the Dunbar in March and I haven't had a problem with anyone in the area. Our apartment renovations were great and the space is unbeatable for the monthly rental price.
The train being 1/2 block away is perfect and runs express.
I'm not sure what is meant by "the neighborhood is just too far away from being good" but living in NYC means you need to keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings. I feel comfortable in this neighborhood and I actually enjoy it.
PS, the apartments in the Dunbar get amazing light at all hours of the day. My roommates room is orange and glowing in the morning and my room is beautiful all day ( i have two windows on each side)
What else can I tell you...
The trash in the stairwells is frustrating but some residents in my building sweep their floors if the super has not come by. Its a give an take as any non-luxury building would be.
I've gone to a lot of restaurants in the past month, everything is convenient and delicious. Jackie Robinson Park is a big plus for me. The view of Yankee Stadium is nice as well.
THe new building 305 WEST 150TH STREET is selling out fast......hopefully the new people there will start the momentum going to help improve the immediate neighborhood.
scared - this area is getting better but I wouldn't recommend it now (even though I own buildings in this section) - it's too early in the process I think
- the Dunbar complex has been a huge drag down on the neighborhood for decades so it's nice to see that the new owners are fixing it up. I love the PS90 renovations and would love to live in a building like it - but the neighborhood is just too far away from being good.
Once the gas stations are gone on 145th and condos are in place then it will be much better.
But I'll add - living right along Jackie Robinson park is worth considering now ......
How's this location.....are amenities and restaurants improving in this area of central Harlem?
I'm confused - why are you so confident that the prices will go down in the fall that you're willing to make the recommendation on streeteasy? What's to stop them from going up another $100 in July and not coming down at all in the fall? Waiting for renovated 2 bedrooms to get much cheaper than $1,800/month seems risky???
This is listing is for a property in 99 Lafayette ave, not 91 Lafayette ave.
I'm looking at an apartment where the second "bedroom" is a windowless basement. Given that my wife and I would use it as a nursery, I'm concerned about how cool it would be in the stuffy summers. Anyone have experience with this? Are subterranean rooms generally cooler so that a fan is sufficient?
Assuming the mgmt company would allow it, we could install a split AC unit, which would entail drilling through walls. But is this needed?
We love the space, but for these concerns, so I'd really love to hear how people manage to live in these windowless basement rooms.
$3600 for 1 beds and 2 bedrooms for $5800, it is going to be tough to get those rented
Studios at 2700ish 1br's in the higher 3K range.... do you think its priced right?
Thanks for the advice. I spoke with them and they are okay with resigning along with the guarantor. I couldn't find a lease extension form online that included a guarantor, so I'll just reuse my usual form and update the dates accordingly.
Be careful going month to month. Most likely the guarantor's obligation is limited to only the period of the original lease.
I would get the tenant and the guarantor to sign a 3 month "Extension of the Lease". You could most likely draft a simple paragraph for the tenant and a separate paragraph for the guarantor using common sense.
Historically, Sept 1 is a great weekend to find a new renter.
It's really depends on your comfort level, but if their behavior has shown you that they're good, nice people, the odds are probably in your favor that they will pay. No one wants to get in a fight with their landlord, potentially lose their security deposit, etc.
If you think they're liquid enough, you could say that you're fine not to re-sign a lease but you'd need the 3 months in a lump payment sum. Get creative, find something where you both are getting what you want! If they're reasonable people, they shouldn't get offended if you tell them that you need some level of protection.
Thanks for the comments. Surprising you said Sept msadewitz. Actually they had asked to renew until end of Aug. Likely at which point they plan on moving. So it will be a ripe time to look for new tenants. I guess I'm just not sure if I should go through the hassle of lease signing for 3 months or do no lease and take their word that they will pay their rent and leave Aug 31st??
svroad makes a great point. If you're planning to continue renting your condo out, it's advantageous to you to have it on the spring/summer cycle. Higher rents, more demand, etc. I've seen statistics that say that the highest demand, as well as most leases, are for apartments with Sept 1 lease start. So maybe try to arrange for that?
If they want to stay past Sept 1 though, I'd consider charging them a premium. Try and get yourself some compensation for having your apartment on the fall/winter leasing cycle.
According to Yan, this unit was rented out on Saturday, April 5th, 2014. It probably should be removed.
We saw an apartment in this building that was listed for rental and literally none of the pictures shown were from the apartment. Not even close.
Please help me how do I change my email address?
It is email@example.com
But all my contact are using my family email firstname.lastname@example.org
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I have done work at the Sheffield and three of the owners who rented out their homes were not sponsored units. There might be some sponsors but it seems some purchased their apartments as an investment.
A lot of the rentals in this building are by the same broker companies. Are these sponsor owned units? And if so, is there any way to rent directly from the sponsor?
ps, i just got a 2 bedroom, 2 bath at 72 Orange. Sponsor rental.
apologies, I meant 164 Atlantic. http://twotreesny.com/residential/browse/rentals
125 Court & 200 Atlantic Avenue.. put yourself on the waiting list
I work in manhattan near grand central and want to live somewhere either extremely close to borough hall 4/5, high street a/c, metrotech a/c, or bergen street F. Any good suggestions for rentals? 184 Joralemon has a great location but is overpriced, some others we've considered are:
110 Livingston (seems decent)
166 Smith (nice but overpriced)
Archstone Montague Street (overpriced and ugly)
The Addison (heard bad things)
We'd prefer not to live in downtown proper, so less interested in something like the Brooklyner, even though it seems pretty nice.
Any other ideas?