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sounds like every street in NYC
Certainly no New Yorker should have to live like this, ever: Construction. Noise. Increased prices. Old buildings and infrastructure. Ridiculous! I'd recommend C0lumbia C0unty except they also have old falling apart buildings and people.
I lived in this building for a year. Do not rent here. First, you will be surrounded by major construction until at least early 2017. There are two large apartment buildings being constructed on this block (W 77 b/w Amsterdam and Broadway). So the construction noise is a nearly constant problem from 7 AM to 6 PM weekdays and Saturdays. In addition, the landlord cheap and uncaring. This is an old building with frequent problems (e.g., elevator breaks down, leaks, etc.), and yet the landlord seems only concerned with trying to raise rent as much as possible, even on long term tenants and even amidst the constant construction. That is why the turnover is so high. So while this building has potential and the apartments have a decent amount of space, you will likely regret renting here, especially if you do it anytime before Spring 2017.
I thought NYC and the hotel lobby were suing AirBNB , is there an update on that ?
NYC wants the hotel taxes , hotels want their monopoly
>I live in a well-established, large condominium building in San Francisco with very strict rules.
Riccardo, you are so establishment
And possibly worst of all, the residents are made of glued-together construction paper pieces.
Building constantly issues no water days; street always has construction (right now ConEd has ripped 60th street apart and there's constant noise); and a new homeless guy decided to take residence between this building and the adjacent one; no access to rooftop all summer.
Does anyone have recent feedback on West River House. I see some older comments though not much. Wondering about responsiveness to repair requests and maintenance generally or anything else. Unit we're looking at is not very recently renovated but priced accordingly. This is fora family. Thanks.
& after 30 days ... you are in even better position.
Well, y'know, the landlord gave you the keys and cashed your checks. If you want to live there do not be late with rent.
BTW you have a lease, it's called an oral lease. I am one of the few people around who seems to know this cute little fact, but in New York you have to have a written lease for terms of 1 year or more; you do not need a written lease for terms less than 1 year.
I took a class with a very smart atty who didn't believe me, so I pulled up the statute and proved it to her. I was taught by smart people in real estate class, that's how I knew this.
But it's hard to deal with the laundry room without a written lease, and I'm wondering if these two events might be related.
I like kaarrll's idea very much.
Why did you move in without the countersigned lease in hand?
Send them your receipts for sending your laundry out. Keep copies.
We moved to a new construction building in Queens at the beginning of the month. The developers have been a nightmare since the lease signing, which we probably should not have gone through with. We signed the lease 7/11, didn't receive the guarantor paperwork until the 22nd, and still haven't received a countersigned lease from the developers- after 3 weeks of living in the unit. The developers won't answer our emails and calls.
It doesn't seem like they're going to try to get rid of us- of course we already paid our first and deposit- and we had no problems moving in. They have just completely ignored our requests for the lease.
Our broker said all his office can think of is that the developers won’t give us the lease because then they’ll have to legally recognize the deal, and apparently they fired the broker company they were working with when we signed and are trying not to pay them.
Should we be worried?
Also, and this will sound first-world-problem-y, but we’re paying for a laundry room and they (the super) have been promising that it will be ready since we moved in, but it’s still not ready 3 weeks later. Can we legally do anything about this in regards to our rent? Obviously it makes it difficult that we don’t have a countersigned lease yet, but has this happened before?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
You'd think a landlord would keep a $200 make-do refrigerator on hand, just to cover the tenant while the landlord scours the landlord-bulk-appliance outlets for a new refrigator. But no.
Or take my favorite apartment of the month: http://streeteasy.com/building/136-east-56-street-new_york/14e. Look closely. For $7000 per month, every single fixture/fitting/outlet/cupboard/surface is crap. Those ceiling lights in the kitchen are $10 apiece at Home Depot. $84,000 per year to get the feel of a double-wide in Mississippi.
I am renting an apartment at 354 State Street, a building recently bought by Westminster City Living.
11 days ago my refrigerator broke and as of today it has not been repaired or replaced. I'm told it will be fixed next Monday, which will be a full 15 days after it broke. The building manager said they "might" be willing to pay for my ruined groceries, but seems not committal about paying for all the extra costs incurred to me by not having a working fridge.
Do not rent from this company. They are very lax about correcting maintenance issues and do not take ownership for their failures.
"Best deal"? $1900 for a couple hundred square feet should be outlawed.
another Clintonian statement.
I am not mad at all. This is a serious matter and interested parties are entitled to ask questions. That is why I have never hidden my identity.
I understand your reticence to answer my questions truthfully in writing and so I will let you off the hook for now. Hope you aren't mad.
A fact witness who could testify to pattern and practice. Look FC, you know I appreciate a lot of your posts, but you are out of your depth here. Nevertheless, I remain available to answer any other questions related to this matter that you might have.
Once again, the full facts aren't forthcoming with you so easily. Always a slant.
And on that, when you offered on that thread to reveal your identity offline (you are an attorney) and to assist anyone who had a problem with your adversary, if not in the capacity of an attorney as you disclaim immediately above, under what capacity would you have acted on such party's behalf?
mvdnyc, this is a 3 year old grudge you still have?
I lived there for 4 years. The woman managing the building is just a terrible person. When you move out she will insist that you left the place such a mess that she will not give you your deposit back. There is nothing you can really do because you can't get back into the apt to prove that she is wrong. Takes pictures before and after. I lived in a tiny studio where the floor was either covered with a Queen size bed, a rug or a couch. She said I ruined the floors and they needed to be replaced. She said that I should have taken my shoes off before entering the apartment! She actually said to me - you are disgusting, I can not believe you live like this! She will argue with you and talk to you like you are garbage. I later found out she does this to everyone who moves out! What a scam.
Beware though, as of the time I left 3 years ago the woman manager of the building hired her young son to be a porter. If he enters your apartment to fix something and sees something that he doesn't like he WILL tell her.
The doormen on the other hand are the nicest people. So great, I actually miss them.
Additionally there is a crazy lady and her mother that lives in a rent controlled apartment, she smells really bad and if she doesn't like you she reports you to the mgmt, she is also so abusive to the doormen. The police have been called many times and know her very well. Of course the manager of the building has nothing to alleviate that situation.
I agree with anyone above that said NOT to rent in this building. I lived there for a couple of years until I had my fill of mice, roaches, disgusting hallways and RUDE, GREEDY management. The whole place is held together with masking tape and chewing gum (I'm only half joking). The doormen, on the other hand, I loved.
@mikeyj - please elaborate on the cockroach/mice problem... looking to possible rent a studio in this building.
If a broker charged you 2 month rents I feel sorry for you. I'll never do that to my clients. They definitely took advantage of you. Rentals are usually 12%-15% of the annual rent. Sometimes just one month rent depending on the situation but never 2 months rent.
Fernando@frankragusa.com if you ever need help from an agent that wouldn't lie to you
2 months rent? Never. Go for a gift card to Elizabeth Arden or Old Navy.
Is this a "No Fee" apartment with a leasing office on-site; or does it go through a broker to whom you have to pay 1-2 months' of rent?
Wish the OP would come back.
After 8 years, wonder what the OP's rent is.
If you want to rent one of the 104 units at 267 6 Street (on the corner of 4th Ave.), which are incorrectly listed here in the two-family townhouse at 267 6th Ave. (corner of Garfield Place), be prepated to have youir mail, your packages and your meals delivered to the very popular 6th Avenue two-family townhouse eight blocks away at 267 6th Ave.
This property has plumbing issues.
There is big mice and roach infestation in this bldg....be aware of the way is run before you rent an apt here!
@fc - Made me laugh out loud.
Could I suggest that before agreeing with yourself online that you come back under a different posting name? Like New2426 or MultiApartment426Renter or KingsC0unty.
I agree. The landlord is a slumlord. And he WILL keep your security.
The apartments are very dated. Beware of the owner/landlord - he does not like to return security deposits. Do your homework before giving him your money.
Big pest problem in this building--roaches and mice.
Don't waste your time with this Realtor or this building. They want all your personal info before they will even show you the unit. First time in all my searching I have been asked up front for personal financial information before seeing or applying for a place! Kinda fishy. I wasted over an hour going to their office. They refused to show me the unit and the extremely rude woman, who I am guessing is Ursula, told me I could just leave.
Actual rats in your apartment?
Congratulations on posting twice and having a zero (0) post count ... apparently Streeteasy doesn't believe you.
3 rats in apartment over the span of a couple of months. Review DOHMH rat portal for this building and ask questions before renting.
Lived in this building and had three rats in our apartment, large water bugs as well--review rat portal report available at DOHMH website and as questions.
The area is pretty safe, but it is true that a homeless person spent a lot of the winter nights in the hallway as you enter the building and in the basement. Not so safe for anyone. There is much better value in other parts of Astoria. I own my unit, but my neighbors had a nightmare of a time dealing the the horrible landlord. He does not fix anything and blames the tenants for breaking everything. I would avoid this building at all costs.
Does anyone know if this area is safe? I know there is a code to to enter the building and I was told that a homeless person had the code and slept in the building this winter. I know there was a recent murder in Astoria park. I also was told that stuff in the building breaks and it takes a long time for them to get fixed.
I have a friend who used to live in this building under the previous landlord and seen this apartment personally. In our opinion, the apartments are not worth more than $2,000 per month for the renovated apartments, far less if not renovated.