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Are there any discussions about this building in 2014?
Each time I've come to this building to rent, there has been a problem getting in because the doorman is on vacation, and the super is out, and the porter covers after 4 pm. I am worried about security, or cases of emergency to have help. Do you feel secure here; that you packages are safely stored until you can get them. I understand the doorman is only here from 4 to 12 pm, 4 or 5 days a week. Does anyone know what those days are?
One River Place sounds like an excellent address, in another city. In New York, the question is, which River are we talking, the Harlem? The Hudson? On second thought, I'll take One Peachtree.
Hi there. I'm interested in the building because of the tennis courts. Can residents use the courts for free? If not, how much does it cost to rent them? Wondering how much they're used. Also, are you allowed to put up pressurized walls? I was thinking of doing that for an alcove studio and blocking off the sleeping area. Thanks!
The cheap studios here (under $2k) are almost all a thing of the past, although the smallest ones do occasionally come up for $1900 or so. Most studios range from $2300 and up, although if your budget is in the $2k range there are other similar buildings in the area with studios. Write me directly if you want a list. -Leon
I've seen studios under 2000 for this buildings. Are they all real?
It's not condo yet.
Are there separate entrances for condo owners and rental tenants?
Anyone who lives in this building and can give their experience?
This is a great looking building at the surface. However looks can be deceiving.
The doormen and Super is fine. However the management is completely useless and usually will ignore any requests.
To illustrate the lack of management response. There was a rent strike conducted after being repeatedly ignored by management. That was no different, theynever addressed any requests or responded to the formal letter sent. They simply sent legal warnings from their lawyers a month later.
Beyond management the main issue with this building is the electric wiring. Something very strange is going on here. The electric bills for a studio went as high as $400 for one month during the winter months and though it was a frigid winter the heater was hardly turned on (there is good insulation). Each unit has electric heating/ AC and a Hot water heater. So be sure to add $200-300 to your monthly rent to cover Electric bills.
They've been promising thing to work for a year and we're not sticking around to find out. It's too bad because it had potential. If I were you I'd steer clear and look elsewhere.
Or see the cars stacked four high and three deep, and wonder how they'll get their own car out when they want it....
Yes, but an "exciting new life" isn't included. The intended market -- i.e., people who wouldn't gag at reading that -- isn't going to notice the water heater next to the washer/dryer, and so isn't going to wonder who's paying for it, and go on from there to wonder who's paying for the heat.
PS. Gas and electricity are included in the RY Condo rents.
I didn't realize that rents were that high in Brooklyn. You can rent apartments those sizes at 1601, 1619, 1623, and 1641 Third Ave, 3rd Ave. at E 90 to 92, the Ruppert/Yorkville Condo, with the same upgrades for those prices! If I were paying those rents, I'd rather live closer to Museum Mile and Central Park.
Anyone dumb enough to pay $5,000/month to live in Williamsburg deserves what they get.
we do not require this lease, although it is standard
Can anyone point to brokerage firms in NYC that do not make use of this clause, or that will remove it upon request? I have also been told that one brokerage firm in NYC refuses to put a time period on the clause, meaning that if they bring me a tenant for one year, and then the tenant moves out and moves to China for 20 years, comes back to NYC and offers to buy my condo, I would have to pay the brokerage the fee. The logic is that time doesn't change the fact that the brokerage brought me the buyer. Am I the only one who thinks this sounds crazy?
1. people who sign contracts are held to their terms even if they don't read them
2. that much said, if the broker is representing an owner and has signed a
listing agreement with the owner - or tenant - which is his /her client, the
broker might be under a fiduciary duty to unilaterally disclose the term
requiring payment of a second fee because it is unexpected and so unusual,
because as a fiduciary a broker cannot take advantage of the client in any manner
Yes, they are out there so always read contracts carefully. When we used brokers, we crossed out the clause. If they didn't agree, we used another broker. When I list for an owner, I don't put the clause in. To each their own but personally, I don't feel it's right.
It turns out that any apartments which were decontrolled before June, 2009, were improperly removed from regulation based on the owners' J-51 tax abatement. Thus, market rate tenants who were in their apartments then may be entitled to renewal leases and have been asked by the Tenants' association to call the DCHR to request that a copy of the rent roll be sent to them. 718-839-6400, option 1 for English and then 6, leave message requesting rent roll.
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stellar has taken over!
Interior renovations are done. The pool and gym are operational and are not bad. The hallways are okay. They never do anything to fix problems in apartments, so if you want anything done, make sure it is done before you take up residency. The Second Avenue Subway noise is insanely loud and extends from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. and has completely blocked the driveway, making it very hard to drive up and unload. The central air conditioning is iffy. If you look at an apartment and the units are old, make them change it. The super is a corrupt jerk. The doorman are nice. Management/ownership is Schneider & Schneider, who took out Helmsley Spear a few years ago.
If you think of more bed bug (or board) advice - let me know!
Matt can be a jerk, but he can also be a sweetheart!!!!!!! LOL
Sorry ... just catching on. Ugh sounds like a nightmare!
Haha. Not that I don't think the ghetto comment is problematic, but the reason it's on the floor at the moment is because my bed frame is wrapped in plastic getting treated by some kind of "time release" chemicals that take 2 weeks to do their thing (according to the pest control guy - whose not totally 100% verifiable approaches are another reason I'm arguing with the board.)
Mattress on the floor? God. SO ghetto. No wonder you have bugs.
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RB and Fieldschester, thank you.
Once you list liquidated damages, you have now said that the activity you want to prevent is actually permitted and you've put the price tag on it.
1. New York courts treat liquidated damages clauses as illegal penalties when
the amount specified as liquidated damages is far in excess of the damaged
party's actual damages, and functions to coerce performance with the
other terms of a lease
2. it would be better to specify the exact damages you are worried about and then
provide that the tenant will pay those damages if you actually incur then
I've been a landlady for ten years. sohoman, is there an address where I can pm you?
As a landlord I am just reading the lease I give tenants. If I have signed contract with a new tenant say for October 10th and then on Oct 9th current tenant (whose lease ends on same day) breaches the lease telling me they are not moving out for whatever reasons where am I left?
I have one angry new tenant with no home who could presumably sue me and bill me for hotel lodging etc etc. Could be expensive! How do you protect yourself in this situation. Here is the current language in the lease. I have removed the $ amount, but it is 25% more than the monthly rental amount.
"In the event that Tenant holds over after the expiration of the Term of this Lease, Tenant acknowledges and agrees that the Landlord will incur administrative costs and suffer loss of investment income not contemplated by this Lease, the exact amount of which damages are difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, the parties agree that the Tenant shall pay, as liquidated damages, the sum of $xxxx per month during the time Tenant holds over after the expiration of said Lease. This agreement as to the amount of Landlord’s damages shall not be construed as permission or consent by Landlord to Tenant to hold over after the expiration of this Lease."
I wonder if putting in a $$ amount helps me or it hinders me. Maybe the $ amount caps the tenants liability which I don't want to do if I am being sued.... Anyone got any better lease language I can use? Or maybe one should protect yourself in the new tenants lease?...
If it takes them longer than a month to replace you will you reimburse them? It's a fair deal.
Hi aboutready, why don't you come downstairs and answer your own question
Michelle, I don't think that's a bad deal at all in this environment.
Fantastic, as always. How is your dreary basement -in-mother's-home existence?
Hi Aboutready, how was your vacation?
having a roof and a doorman on the Bowery? all good
any tenants have thoughts on living in this building? noise, bedbugs, etc., complaints, or all good?
Worst building in the city of new york. You get four elevators and 1-2 work. Long wait times- Nasty building condition- Please do not waste your time and money here- There are plenty of other developments around to choose from. For proof it has been rated top 10 elevator offenders in all of NYC - CHECK OUT THE THE LINK PLEASE!!!! http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/safety/top10_elev_offenders.shtml
Hello 300 Mercer. Im not sure the Super is up to it. I have spoken to him on the phone on other matters and did get the felling he would be that good. I guess I should meet him face to face and decide.
>4. it seems to me that $400/month/apt would be fair and appealing to many qualified people
$400 per month? How many hours of work do you get for that? How many hours of work does your apartment need?
sohoman, Curious why you do not use the super to coordinate and pay him some money every year.
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renter beware. very poorly maintained building -- they are broke due to the large % of rent stabilized tenants. Heat/hot water is not reliable in the winter and they are continually getting fined.
See http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/01/nyregion/6-more-landlords-indicted-in-plot-against-tenants.html, but I don't know whether they were convicted.
The current owner is Alan, who seems to be Jack's brother and George's son.
Hey... Does anyone know about this building? Good landlord? Clean? Maybe?? I'm moving in here soon...
Definitely tell 311 about the problems you had 3 months ago. They like old problems lacking evidence. That's what the system is here for.
Thanks guys - definitely will look into reporting them to 311.
Definitely call 311 and tell them that the basis of your complaint is entry for pest extermination.
log in an official complaint by calling 311 so that future tenants get to see it.
Lived in this building 1 year - luckily got out after 1. The building management company - Alang Property Management, is a total sham. The building manager is a broker and will charge you a hefty broker's fee to get into this apartment. Then she will spend the year making your tenancy (in an expensive apartment, no less!) miserable.
In one year of tenancy, we had our personal belongings left in the common area, threats that our apartment would be entered with or without our permission for pest extermination, and had our locks changed on us before our lease was up with our belongings still in the apartment (we had to have police come to straighten out the situation and let us into the apartment). And we were not the first tenants she had done this to. Our hot water was off for two full days with no explanation and we were forced to wait nearly 2 weeks at Christmas time for a replacement refrigerator when ours broke. Overall, every communication with this management company was miserable and completely unprofessional.
This management company also has a history of not returning security deposits, without any justification.
Bottom line - Alang Property Management is run by dishonest and unprofessional people with no regard for the law. The building owners are impossible to get in communication with, so the property manager has free reign to extort and harass tenants as much as she wants.
If the loud parties and smell of weed (that might as well be INSIDE your apartment, even with the windows closed) from the Black Ink Tattoo place aren't enough to deter you, this management company should be.
AVOID this building and this management company at all costs!
Aboutready, even including the half degree that you own, I am more educated and credentialed than you are.
Yet another uneducated comment from the troll.
Of course Aboutready didn't improve the situation for anyone involved except herself, co plaintiffs, and the lawyers.
Just noticed it's furnished.
It won't rent at that price since the same apartment on the 4th floor is renting for $1,000 less, also fully renovated. You can ask any price you wish, the trick is to find someone who will pay the price. Could be a misprint since the same apartment listed for $1,000 less last year.
Welcome to a free market economy. Might be high priced for the building, but honestly not so bad for the city for a renovated apartment, in ten years you will probably say it was a bargain
I can't believe the pricing of this unit could possibly be that high! This is a small 1BR unit facing the housing projects. The larger 1 BR units (near 1000SF) rent for at least $100/month less, facing south with views of central park! Larger 2BR apartments with in-unit laundry and balconies are going for the same price just a few blocks away. I think pricing for this apartment needs to be re-considered. This is not a luxury building!
> Need to leave 15 min early to make it to work in case elevator is out,
And that doesn't even include the 25 minutes to get from Queens into Manhattan.
Elevator situation is absolutely terrible. Need to leave 15 min early to make it to work in case elevator is out, which is about 2-3 time week. According to long standing residents it has always been this way. I walked down 38 flights of stairs to get to work and no apology by staff. They are GREAT staff but not in control of elevator problems and so used to it they act like robots regarding elevator. DO NOT RENT here without understudying this. otherwise great buildings and staff.
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