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The Newbury is "in the Zone". P.S. 527: 0K, 01, 02, 03 and SE. Learn more here:
Newbury Update (June, 2015): Balcony replacement of D, E, F & G lines is very near completion. For more info regarding other planned Newbury enhancements as well as Second Avenue subway progress as it relates to our Co-op, please feel free to contact me:
Robin Lee Portnoy
Newbury Shareholder and Broker
> A much preferred ventilation unit
You find a subway ventilation tower more desirable than a subway entrance next to the building??
I am so happy for you!
As of this morning, the Second Avenue Subway Muck House (on Second Ave between 86th and 87th) is now Gone/No Longer there!
Start with the NY Attorney General's office. Here's a link to their rent deposit complaint form https://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs/complaints/cns003web_rentsecurity.pdf
You can call them for assistance--they're quite responsive.
Why throw a good 98c after a bad $3200?
Send a letter to BBB , follow up with DA's office
The bank rejected the check that was not deposited in 6 months. There is a reason they do this. The bank's actions don't reflect a harsh opinion on my part.
The property was sold. How - realizing this is $3200, not some large amount - is the OP going to figure out if the old management company still has the deposits or if the new owners have it?
Checks are usually good for one year from date of issue unless, it is printed on the check " void after XXX days. Try another bank or even perhaps a check cashing place, although they charge a fee.
Oh, that makes more sense. She certainly seems to get the job done: I want to be one of her unpaid interns just to walk around those listings.
Her style varies from listing from listing. I should've said "this week's unpaid intern on the broker's team" rather than "broker".
Did you check out broker's other listings? She might deal in large part with buyers and sellers whose first language is not English. I love language stuff like that; such a small thing to the non-native speaker, but huge to the locals.
For an $8,500,000 listing, you'd think the broker would get the building's name right. It's "River House", not "The Riverhouse." That's in Battery Park City.
That is true. I can only observe you and guess. I can't be in your mind. Thank goodness.
Guessing is just a way of conceding ignorance.
I guess just general anger.
What a stupid question.
It was a question, not a comment.
But anyway, you seem angry - what is the latest with you?
Don't sell , we love your posts
I am not sure ,
what do you think?
So are you going to sell and walk away from the table, or hold out for more at the risk of the current bubble popping?
to be exact- closing was for 721k ( including some closing cost that was included in the reported closing price)
First resale @ Adeline- 4B , 2 br 2 ba listed for 1.3 mln ,
closed less thn 12 mo ago for 700k
I heard that it would be on 96 / Lex
..any more news on either a) Trader Joes at 86th and 1st or 86th and second (old Food Emporium location) or b) what is happening to the enormous aggregation of lots from 340 E 86th through Gristedes and half way around the corner down to 85th?
I think Gristedes should sell all their lots ....
Hmm. The large Gristedes near 1st and 86th St is being torn down. The housing and stores from Gristedes down to 1st Ave and half way around the corner to 85th St. is also being torn down. Gossip is that the Gristedes people own all that property, so I assumed they would eliminate the Gristedes on York near 86th and put in a new Gristedes in the new building. Interesting that they would sell out to Trader Joe's and leave Gristedes on York.
I heard a new condo is planned on 1st and 86th and Trader Joe's will be there as well,
Yorkville will be eating very well..... Whole foods, Maison Kayser...
Thanks ioserin. At first glance it seems like it is well-priced for what it is; its problem is likely that it is a unique offering that is going to have a relatively small pool of buyers to begin with, limited I suspect further by the historic district designation (but as a realtor you will have better insight on that point than I). If the search is still on in the fall and the house is still available, I am going to check it out. I will be watching it from afar in the interim.
NYCNovice, I am a Realtor that covers Riverdale. The $1835 "HOA" fee is a yearly fee not a monthly fee. The benefit of Fieldstone over the Westside of the highway is that Fieldston is now a designated historic district. You will not have to worry about new construction coming up next to you or neighbors altering the exterior without approval. Many residents were against the designation. It's also plausible that you can walk to the subway fairly easily from many parts of Fieldstone if need be and shopping is a closer walk.
It was 1915, when I was still a girl.
When did you meet Alan Hart?
I have met SE Alan Hart; he is not that Alan Hart. I am Jewish and can assure you that alanhart is not that Alan Hart. My impression of SE alanhart based on one meeting and following years of his posts is that he is quite intelligent, incredibly knowledgeable about New York from what I would guess is multiple generations in the city, brilliantly hilarious, and my favorite qualities, especially when combined with the former, humble and self-deprecating. I know you are a fan as well, and that is one way I was able to discern that you are an honest broker.
Astoria is a solid place to live, but this location, while getting better is far from the subway and is the worst part of Astoria to live in. The building is a horrible place to live. The place is falling apart and there is a homeless person who has the code to get into the building and stays in the hallway in the winter. It is far from luxury and I live there now and I wish I never bought here since the elevator is always broken and smells bad. I made the mistake and wish I knew before I bought a unit. Now I am in trouble.
Does anybody know why they haven't sold any unit recently?
Why are they listing $520k on Craigslist and $500k on street easy?
They call a luxury building but announce on CL?
Is 21st street still a bad area?
Does anybody live there and can comment?
Building is very nice and nothing wrong with it. It is a "value" building because most people purchasing in this neighborhood are looking for condos.
source: I lived there from 2007-2012
There are no financial problems in the building that I am aware of. Like any building of its age, some of the units have been gut-renovated, some of them have not. Most residents live in the building to be close to work, although some are retired. The lobby has recently been redesigned and the elevators were completely replaced with brand new ones last year (paid already by owners). I have to say, it is a happy little building on a nice street near the museum.
I believe that monthly maintenance expense is somewhat on the high side. And very few amenities apart from Doorman. Also, very restrictive sublet rules. I looked at the studio unit there listed by Maysonet (sp?) It was really old and outdated. Would need a lot of renovating.
Why is this building so cheap? Is there any financial problem?
This is the building in Weehawken, right?
I'm a broker and I live in the building. I've enjoyed living here for 4 years now. I've represented a few of my great neighbors on occasion here at the Atelier and they love working with me. As of August 1, 2015 I have an amazing unfurnished 1 bedroom available for a 1 year lease. All photos are of the actual view from the apartment, the inside of the apartment (I do have 2 virtually staged images - just to help you visual an otherwise empty space) and the currently open amenities (pool is closed). Here is a link to my NO FEE listing here on StreetEasy. Call, text or email me any questions.
sloperaly - how can we contact you?
Predictions for 2014
Which geographic areas do you expect to struggle most in NYC in the coming year?
Anywhere that is too pioneering, where they are demanding prices that are too high for the neighborhood. It will be interesting to see what Hudson Yards does, but I am very bullish on West Chelsea and Tribeca and the fringe areas around those neighborhoods. The neighborhoods that could be disappointing would be Hell’s Kitchen and pockets of the Far East side.
Ugh, those spoiled NYU kids again and their purple
Excellent due diligence. Great question but also need to ask about sanitation removal. Nothing generates more waste than a hospital. Are there going to be sanitation trucks loading up every morning at 4am?
Is the area noisy because of the NYU hospital? are there a lot of ambulances in and out in the early morning and late night?
Nothing lately on Bburg, or its Queens equivalent LIC. What is going on in the market?
Given the three options (for a studio apartment), could anyone comment or advise on the three buildings and which you would prefer to either live in or in the long run, use as an investment vehicle?
This is your responsibility , but makes no sense that you received it twice but not this year .. check again
DoF isn't incentivized to fix the mess. I got the same line from my managing agent as you'll find in uptown_joe's first link about how DoF is backed up with abatement paperwork. I'll be amazed if I ever see the amount I've been shortchanged.
Now, for things where DoF gets to cash a check instead of write one, they're really on top of things. I just watched a video of how I drove into a bus lane on First Ave earlier this month. They can pick my license plate out of a video shot from a camera on top of a post but processing a primary residence affidavit is way too complicated.
First, read this:
I would ask the management for copies of what they submitted in 2012/13 and the subsequent years; you can then determine whether the mistake was on their end or at DoF. Then take the appropriate next steps...
DoF, starting with this page, will tell you how to restore the abatement benefit and how to recoup any current/past amounts you were shortchanged due to the error.
In the meantime you probably need to pay the coop its assessment, or at least arrange a payment plan, and later get reimbursed once the paperwork is sorted out.
Hello, I have owned my co-op since 2012. I received a tax abatement in 2013 and 2014, but did not receive one this year in 2015. I thought this was odd and questioned my management right away since I was charged an assessment. Per the management, the Department of Finance deemed my unit as not my primary residence. I explained that it has been my primary residence for the past 3 years and nothing has changed. I contacted the DoF, their response was "Your managing agent submitted a 2012/13 cooperative property tax abatement change indicating this unit was not your primary residence. As a result the unit received a phased out coop abatement. The abatement was then dropped for 2014/15."
My question is, should i be going after my management because they gave the DoF incorrect information? Or can I request a correction from the DoF?
Why does the price of the 3 beds apartment increased so much this year while 1 to 2 beds stay unchanged?
Yes i agree with lad! this is the best 2 bedrooms in West Chelsea, and prices got really high.
" your windows might face a brick wall, but behind that wall is NYC" from the ad campaign of Street easy last month! well done Lad!
This is the nicest railroad apartment I've ever seen. But it's still a railroad apartment. Even as someone who lives in and loves the neighborhood, the prices are just... wow. Especially for rear-facing units with no real views and bedrooms that face brick walls.
The developers of this building did an amazing job of turning the kind of inventory no one wants into prime inventory. The block, location, amenities, and condo status all help a lot. Even still, I'd never have guessed buyers would go for those floor plans.
#3H: exceptionally designed unit - but owner won't sell even for $2m!
the other two units for sale on same floor are just basic and plain layout - not worth.
anyone have any idea about maintenance history (annual increases %) in this building over last 5-10 years. and overall financial health
What is a homeowner's fee?
It's been on and off marker for over a year. I called the agency a few times and kept getting vague answers and could never set up a time to see it. At some point my agent said he thinks it's a foreclosure.
Not only is there a place to hang y our coat but there are 2 storage areas within the house, a private storage locker free of charge in the main building plus a walk-in closet. It's a house not a cookie cutter apartment and while the stairs may not be for everyone--that's what makes this special.
So there is. At the far end of the entry hall. I missed it when I first looked at the plan. It's still not my idea of an ideal configuration, but at least there's a place to hang your coat.
There is a huge coat closet and storage upon entering, it is under the stair case and to the east of the kitchen. Would you like to take a look?
The Broker-babble says that the designer is 'award winning', but I'm not finding something as basic as a coat closet near the front door. What do you do in winter, throw your snow-covered coat over the kitchen counter?
And now we are very competitive at $3,395,000!