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I am so confused; I don't know what that means. Do you think I am immoral? If so, please provide rationale; those are fighting words to me. If you are aiming your comments at aboutready in your ongoing feud, then never mind. I never understand half of what people say on here.
Most people reveal their true colors without anyone needing to "bait" them.
FC - I couldn't make sense of your last comment; I suspect it was an attempt to bait Aboutready, me or both of us. Re Aboutready, I miss her too, but you've got to let her go. And although you and I don't agree on everything, I am pleased that at least we agree on there being no excuse for not paying debits knowingly incurred. Even the Lannisters, deplorable as they may be in other respects, always pay their debts.
I can't wait until 12 months from now when NYCNovice tells us everything she's told us today is completely false, and she's coming clean and we should all applaud her yet again and Aboutready and Inonada should validate her existence. And she is so moral despite so much evidence.
Oh, and lest I forget, Inonada concurred in aboutready's recommendation. IMHO, that guy was the best resource on Streeteasy for renters, and I doubt that I am alone in wishing his return.
Oh man, sounds like you didn't know what you were getting yourself into...
Anyone else have a problem with cigarette smoke from neighbors?
Seems to be in line with the fact that the NY Times RE section doesn't even barely care about sales under $10 million.
$5000 plus per month for new construction one bedrooms. Some of the Equity Residential places especially. And they've shrunk too!
GB - That's an interesting post. He is right on the mark about my little dangling-leg-luggage dog. She is quite the curiosity in the neighborhood; I get stopped all the time because many people think she is a handbag and then get really freaked out when she moves. In any event, as I have said previously, I am happy for anyone who has a positive experience at The Beekman Regent or anywhere else. If my experience was an isolated one, so much the better.
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The Beekman Regent... When you hear this name, only thing that should come to your mind is Luxury. I have been with the Beekman Regent for over six years. I have never had a problem with the Landlord himself. Things aren't perfect in the building but I am living Luxuriously with a wonderful staff to make me feel happy and comfortable. Isn't that what a place to LIVE is how it's suppose to feel?
FoolishRenter, I actually know who you are. I am pretty surprised that someone of your caliber will resort to bash a Landlord over the internet instead of doing what you claim you do best; a lawyer. From my perspective, you are childish because you didn't like the way you were spoken to or didn't get what you want, so you are now resorting to words behind a computer screen. So in return, you are getting the same treatment.
The time you left with your luggage dog, yes, all those reading, this person use to carry her dog like a piece of luggage, four legs dangling with a handle, if she didn't live in the Beekman, you would thought she was a crazy person on the street. Anyway, the time you left, there have been many new tenants, in fact there is one now living in your very unit that you were so unhappy with and this tenant is much more well known as you are. Yet, they are here, living happily with no complaints. Oh yes, they have a dog too by the way.
Let's add at least three other tenants who use to live here that moved out, just MOVED back in.
So let's stop for a bit here. YOU are claiming you are the victim, you are claiming that Mr. Dennis Herman is such a evil person that the building is unlivable. YET he has received more tenants and returning tenants since your departure. And people are actually listening to you? How many people here actually been to the Beekman Regent? I am willing to bet most of you agreeing with Foolishrenter aka Holly have no clue how it is here. Yet you all want to bash and devalue a human being's business, his source of income and living. Shame on all of you.
I want to clear a few more things that you wrote. You claim the staff is afraid of Mr. Herman, what proof do you have? If you were asking a staff to go against their boss, what you think the answer would have been? Who is that dumb to do something like that? Today, your issue with one individual but you want to get everyone involved. Selfish.
I had a friend told me recently she was about to sign the lease for two years for one of the units here but because of this discussion to only get people to feel bad for Foolish, she changed her mind. I hope she is the only one and yes I have spoke with her to try to get her back in.
> I said I had never been previously involved in litigation, which is actually not true.
Maybe it was FoolishRenter who said she had never been involved in litigation, in which case your credibility would remain intact.
As those who have been following the discussions over the past few years are aware, the thread entitled "Ordinary Landlord Conduct" describes my experience with at The Beekman Regent while I was in the midst of it. It had not yet hit rock bottom. http://streeteasy.com/talk/discussion/29754-ordinary-landlord-conduct
So, receiving the threat from Beekman International's attorney years after this matter was closed in my mind prompts me to come clean about something. I said I had never been previously involved in litigation, which is actually not true. Almost 20 years ago, when I was beginning my legal career, I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. My back was broken and I had some nasty lacerations, but in the greater scheme of things, I was lucky. Everybody encouraged me to sue, but I had no interest. I recovered and simply went on with my life. The driver's insurance company called me multiple times asking for my version of events. At the time, I was working 70 hours per week, I was not making any claim against them or the driver, so I just never called them back. Apparently mistaking my not being interested in suing the driver as some admission of guilt on my part, the insurance company sent me a demand letter for a few thousand dollars to pay for the damage that my body had done to the hood of Grand Cherokee that hit me. I kid you not. I was incredulous and sent them a scathing letter back, sure that that would be the end of the matter. Rather than drop it, they sent a collection agency after me. Guess who ended up paying whom? The settlement reimbursed my insurance company for all of my medical bills, paid my attorney, and gave me a nice sum for the amount of my time they wasted.
I just googled HB/GB/FC and couldn't find anything. I also googled Alanhart.
Can I ask where you moved to? I am also at 220 W98 but wanting to move, for the reasons outlined so well above.
I second the comments
I paid market rate for a good prewar two bedroom apartment All I want was to live in a comfortable regular enviorment. I am a no frills kind of person, and don't need pampering but Have you ever gone to the grocery store and said to yourself "I will never come here again." Pissed off cashiers, delapidated and badly managed store? Thats the feeling I had every day in this place, but I was stuck.I had a most unpleasant experience living in this building. The staff was oppressed and nervous, the super mean and surly, the building manager was unhelpful double talking snake.
To get something simple fixed you would have to request a repair in writing, wait days and follow up. Then you would have to be nice to the surly super and he might schedule you in between his alternate side parking space stalking obsession. You usually find him sitting in his minivan outside saving his favorite spot. (better not take it)The building manager comes by, often illegally parking, in his car sporting bogus parking plaques supporting fallen police officers and "on medical call" so he can come in and get the high rent from you he does not deserve. It sickens me.
Saw rats in the basement when doing laundry, elevator was often out, washing machines always broken,scaffold up for a year in front of all the windows with no explanation or end in sight. No hot water several times.Neighbors leaving because of random huge rent increases, Staff and super harassing guests of tenants. 1 year leases only. Oppressive atmosphere.
Moving anything or deliveries were a nightmare, as the super would be totally uncooperative...especially if a truck was a little late.He would know you had to have his permission and would let you squirm til the last minute.
Everything was "no" "you cant" "building does not allow that" ""fill out a request" " I don't know" Random rules.
I would tip always, so it was not that. I was always easy going and cooperative. My family was nothing but pleasant and nice.
After a year or so I took a more assertive yet very respectful approach as the sweet as honey approach was not working. Everything was a time suck in that place.That was my demise. I had the nerve to ask that my door be secured, after a few days of requests, as I could not lock it.And I had the nerve to complain that the hot water was out.....
Its like living with a dysfunctional partner....so glad we are out of there.
We now live in a building that is nice and normal. Super is great, staff is great, building is great, and is about the same price.
220 west 98 street is just so annoying and a little depressing, sorry to say.
A lot of great people live there.....
@new_yawker - did you end up moving in? what's been your experience? just applied for a unit today...
Michols, I agree!
When you rent a tenant, do you have to be careful to pay the nanny tax?
I have worked with the owner and have rented numerous tenants in this building. All of which have been extremely happy with the services and continue to have strong relationships with them.
This building to me is one of the best condos in all of NYC.
One of the QuikParks (68th?) by Riverside Blvd. has a sign saying they'll beat any local deal by $50.
We park in one of the Lincoln Towers garages run by Icon. Our rate 3 years ago was $200. Now it's $350. Still low for the neighborhood, but every 6 months or so our bill goes up :-( You can call this Icon number 212 873 8220 and ask them to tell you what is the best rate they can give you in the neighborhood (they operate lots of UWS garages).
There's spothero, along with a bunch of other ones. Just google parking and neighborhood.
The garages tend to jack up their prices after the initial period, figuring people will cough up rather than go through the hassle of getting a new tax exemption.
Are there any websites that show lowest monthly price in a particular neighborhood?
Also define "appreciated".
What kind of appreciation should we expect to receive for providing you with a practical suggestion?
Sorry reading the fine print: Non NYU residents may have to stay a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer ( look at dates on website). Not sure if you can call and arrange for something less. Also, maybe try other schools with dorms that might be renting out to residents who are not their students?
Not sure if NYU will have single bedrooms in suites or dorms available for non-NYU residents. Prices seem decent but you have to apply as early as possible. Also it is not in midtown area or UWS. Take a look: http://www.nyu.edu/summer/housing/overview_accommodations.htm
I would be interested in finding such rentals also but stayaka.com is way beyond my price range. Any other options???
What's a good way to go about looking for a furnished rental for about 1 month (3 weeks to be exact)? I have come across Furnished Dwellings LLC - are they reliable or scammers? Airbnb seems like it caters mainly to weekend type rentals, tough to find anything for more than 1-2 weeks. Looking in UWS, Midtown West area this summer.
What if we tax consumption rather than income?
Phasing out the mortgage tax deduction is not the answer.
The middle class needs LESS taxes, not more.
The only fair solution is to make ALL housing payments (rent/mortgage/maintenance/condo association dues) tax deductable. Period.
bob420: Your thinking is correct, as is illustrated by the information NWT provided. Coops and condos are taxed on the same basic methodology. What's more, condos are more likely to benefit from abatements like 421a, which would make coop taxes look very high compared to certain new developments. Aside from that, there shouldn't be major differences, on the whole.
And to my point about property owners carrying an unjust amount of the burden during the recession -
Clearly our property values where off at least 20% in 2009 and 2010 so why did total property tax receipts go up by so much those years? My rents were down, oil expense off the charts, vacancy at all time highs for me, bad debt at all time highs, length of time to evict nonpaying tenants went from 5 months to 12 months etc etc - and still the City raised our taxes.
Now that the recession is nearing it's end/ended the City should stop squeezing us so hard. We picked up the slack - we did our part - we took one for the team - thank us and then show your appreciation by reducing the amount of taxes we pay.
From the Indepedendent Budget Office for 2012
Single family homes account for 49% of market value and pay 15% of all property taxes.
Multifamily rental building are 24% of value and pay 40% of all of the taxes.
Here's a short article about the issue from 2011.
1 month is a low security deposit a lot of landlords want 2 months if you don't have the best of the best of credit you always have to pay the first months up front and the broker fee is generally between 12 to 16 percent of the total years rent
Rent is paid in advance - first month
Landlord will expect a security deposit - generally one month unless there is some unusual circumstance
And if there is a broker involved and it is not a no fee listing, yes, the brokerage fee
Hi, I was wondering the range of how much I should expect will be due with/without broker fee for a $2,000/mo studio? i.e. is it common to have 1st months, a deposit (equal to 1 month), and broker fee (if broker is used)
This building seems great, but are there any availabilities? I'd consider this depending on price, but right now I'm leaning to The Beekman Regent.
116 Franklin is conveniently located between West Broadway and Church in the middle of the North side of the block . Th loft in this building are wonderfully square. with almost 50 feet of South facing windows, soaring original tin ceilings and original hardwood floors. If you are looking at classic old school TriBeCa loft space, this is the real deal...even the glass in the original windows is watery! A true gem of an old world turn of the century loft building. Most kitchens have granite counters, viking ranges ,solid wood cabintry. the 2 bedrooms are in the rear...super quiet, big closets and storage. The owner occupies the top 2 floors and keeps the manual elevator but will allow tenants to use it for moving in, and occasionally if you have a big deliver of some kind...bottom line, the lofts should be considered walk ups.
Does anyone have any information about a possible 1bed/2bed CONV opening up this summer under $3000? Looking for anywhere in Manhattan below 59th. Thank you!
This is far from a 'luxury building'. Tenants have been dealing with constant construction noises (starting at 7am and weekends), rent controlled tenants are ignored by management to drive them out, new tenants are dealing with no gas/no internet/no cable/, water and electricity shut offs weekly for 'construction', leaky ceilings and holes drilled through walls. Before renting in the Arthur, be sure to ask any current tenant how 'luxurious' the building is.
This is a little too pricey for such a low floor unit. I would expect this price on a top floor but nothing lower than 15th.
Hoodia. Net effective rents are based off concessions. Meaning if they are offering one free month on a 12 month lease term the net effective rent is based off 11 months. example: rent is $3,000. $3000 x's 11 month's (taken out the 1 month free)= $33,000/ 12 months (lease term) $2750 is the net effective rent. Please keep in mind you aren't always paying that rent as sometimes they are just giving you 1 free month and not breaking it up over the course of the lease in which your rent will remain at $3,000 with a certain month for free.
What is with Net Effective Rents? They list both that and a free month. No wonder there is so much distrust in the rental world.
I think you did something wrong. It normally requires no approval on SE
Is it normal to wait 3 days for them to approve an apt rental listing? I am still waiting. I don't understand it, I'm not selling property. I am just trying to list a rental by owner, 2 BR in Brooklyn. I paid $150 for a 2 week listing and my listing is STILL AWAITING APPROVAL. Pretty soon the 2 week listing I paid for will expire. IS THIS NORMAL?????
Are here still heat problems in the building? Any other landlord issues?
What are the regulations for lease renewal and rent increases in a sponsor unit in a co-op generally? Also, what are some of the the pros and cons of renting a sponsor until in a condo vs in a rent stabilized bldg? Thank you for any help you can provide!
Not sure what is being debated here, but regardless of what the DOS says, 15% *is* pretty standard. And if landlords choose for the renter to pay, that is just capitalism. Nobody is forcing anyone to rent the apartment.
"You get absolutely nothing when you pay a broker fee. Owners should pay"
Truer words have never been spoken. Landlords are parasites, although not as much as rental brokers. In any event, the payment arrangement is backwards.
OMG just rent a more expensive place. 15%! You get absolutely nothing when you pay a broker fee. Owners should pay
Very creative, advertising in the form of criticism. What do they call that? - native advertising?
Sounds as if you're paying for electric heat. Ask the super whether the boiler in the cellar is for more than hot water.
I see now it is posted. There must be some glitches as many other tenants tried to post without success. What I wanted to say is that the building is not finished and all the tenants are facing many problems( water leaks, window that do not seal well, cold etc...) however the biggest problem is the electricity bill. It ranges from 300 USD(studio) to 900USD(2 bedrooms) and it has not been explained well why this happens. We do assume we are charged for something we are not using or our meters run in an unusual way. Do not move until this issue of the electricity has been solved as you would end up paying so much for not even using your apartment.. The rest is fine and it is a very nice building.
Why my comments and those of many others living in this building are not posted? this is not a transparent service.
always check the management company of any building you rent in.
I think I know what neighborhood this is in.