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Freudian slip considering how cold it is up there now ..... Barrington, of course.
Great Brrington, MA
Yes, Keith is correct. There are still some good deals for homes in that area.
2.5 hrs of driving time on a good day will get you to Kingston, with a little time to spare. There are lots of towns both E & W of the river nearby. Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Stone Ridge, Rosendale. The only significant 'lake' is the Ashokan Reservoir, a little ways west. Alternatively, consider the NY/CT border (Amenia, Brewster, NY), or even west CT: Salisbury, Norfolk), or fartuhr south (area just north of Danbury). More populated, and therefore more people to hire to shovel snow.
10011, that's a great ZIP code!
So polite, so genteel. My sun shines absolutely. Clearly yours does not, hiding where there is no sun.
You forgot the cause of action relating to having to go downstairs to retrieve food.
What meltdown? That would seem to be you.
>confusing the two lawsuits
Light bulb, toilet seat, co-op, landlord.
No confusion here.
I live there for about 5 yrs now. I say if you are not facing 9th ave or 58th st (hudson hotel), then you are good. Very good location. Bldg and financials are well kept. I think the board is about typical. Although I did hear from the broker community (last year) that the approval process takes very long time. I am not sure if that has changed or not.
Anybody care to share opinions about the board? Thank you.
Use you head for something other than a hat rack! Low ceilings, cookie-cutter layouts, tacky kitchens, crumby bathrooms with tiny tubs (no therapeutic soaks here) -- and you want to know why they are cheap??? Its because they ARE cheap........................
I ended up moving in and I've not noticed it. My guess is they try to avoid 9th ave (traffic), but not sure.
Anyone know whether the hospital being so nearby is a problem (ambulance sirens at night)? Thanks much.
I've lived in the building for a few years now. If you are considering buying or renting in the Horizon be prepared for a few things:
- The building must have been built on a major water/steam supply pipeline. Expect Con Ed to turn off the water supply at least once a month and that includes your heat occasionally in the winter. Also, the water pressure in the building is the worst I have ever seen.
- There are only 3 elevators for over 4 hundred apartments (and one is usually out of service).
- The building is far from any markets or other services that you would expect from a midtown location.
On the plus side:
- The gym is excellent and usually uncrowded.
- Most of the staff is helpful and friendly.
- Nice river views.
the express bus takes about 3 minutes
How long does it take to reach the subway? Is it 15-20 min? And is it faster walking or taking the bus?
Building is great, downsides:
No street parking available
Elevators are often out of service (there are only 3)
A/c in hallway on floor didn't work all summer.
We had roaches last summer.
Who owns that tract of land (a/k/a the Pool) behind the Rivergate?
If you have no problem qualifying, go for it and get yourself a discount on your fee because your lawyer was able to source extra fees for himself.
No. And you have potentially diverging interests. And the mortgage lender (assuming it's a decent-sized bank) must have plenty of other attorneys on its panel who could handle your closing. And should there be anything later found imperfect about the transaction the first accusation could be that your attorney wasn't representing one of the parties properly. Don't do it, there's no need and no benefit to you.
My lawyer wants to represent both me and my mortgage lender. Is this normal?
Today is march 2 6pm end of Buiness day still no CC bill what does that say Grogan and ass and our present board m at beekman have a feeling the next phase in this war will be there last justice will be served
Thank you for suggestion building case piece by piece documenting everything .Many people involved perfect storm for justice Thank You Charlie
If anyone walk by the building you can see cracks in the facade I suggest looking at the porches and the fire escapes use you best judgement are they safe? In opinion no or walk in ask the staff about the deluges of water flowing thru the elevator shaft for many years that how I know and when goes I am sure they will not perjure themselves for Grogan or our board they now have orders not to tell the unit owners of any problems or make less than they are the large amount of water coming thru the elevator shaft would explain roof issues any damage to shell foundation installation found in main sewer line electrical machinery issues damage to porches and fire escapes there are goverment agenies notified and agenies that check that check the inspections winter is here to late for major rehab if any dies or hurt badly I believe that is criminal in my opinion not being a lawyer especially with all the notification I have given at this point I am sure justice will be done besides the actions I have mentioned there are quite a few surprises Thank You
Goes to court they will not perjure themselves
Hi there, sorry I did not word my question correctly, I was doing an appraisal at 1192 Park and I found comps in 1185, 1165 and 1155 Park, the price range was more or less the same and I was wondering if anyone here would know the little gritty details that would make one building different from the other (in overall they are pretty similar, although no building in NYC is exactly identical) and about my living preferences I would never buy in a co-op -my personal opinion:)
@Riccardo - I was initially confused by the question, but the more I thought about it, it actually makes some sense coming from an appraiser. Appraising coops in some of these buildings had got to be a challenge because comps are few and far between, and trying to figure out what can even be considered a comp is a challenge in and of itself. Why not ask the question any and everywhere and factor in source of whatever response comes in evaluating all gathered information. Wouldn't it be wonderful if somebody actually gave the inside scoop on some of these buildings on Streeteasy?
If you have to question passing board, then you would NEVER, even remotely, be able to pass 720, 730 or 740 Park. "If you have to ask the price, then you probably can't afford it." For someone who is supposed to be an appraiser familiar with New York real estate, you are most certainly a moron. Sorry, it's a fact.
So, I asked a question like this when I was new to NY; this question is truly puzzling coming from someone who has been on SE since 2007 and is self-identified as an appraiser. Each of these buildings is its own market.
Is there so much inventory that you´re basing the decision on the building rather than the unit? There's so little on the market right now that I would think it's easier to choose the unit.
What are your requirements (beds, EIK, location) and price range? Can you pass these boards?
I am a buyer, and found an apt I want to make an offer on. What are the cons of dealing directly with the seller's agent with my own agent?
Right. The only way to get a less expensive two-bedroom in the neighborhood is to plump for a land-lease building. At least with those you'd get more than two closets. Walk-up tenement buildings are a different market than "regular" buildings.
This is still over-priced, as it sold two years ago for $150-odd thousand less, with nothing done to it in the meantime.
Posted too soon: with real adult furniture you can see that the table is cramped in the corner and there isn't much room for an entertainment center across from the couch.
This apartment lacks size. There are 1 BRs much larger than this. I don't see how a 2 BR buyer could be happy moving into this small of a space without a "price-is-right" attitude. The 8"x 11" doesn't work for real sized people (maybe as a nursury). I am surprised that the listing agent didn't put midget furniture in there to make it feel larger - with real adult.
Think about this from a buyers perspective. Who would love to live here? I can only think of people who NEED to live in a midtown 2 BR but are otherwise prices out of the market.
Why is this below market value? Are you kidding? Are you blind? It's one of the ugliest units I've ever seen, it has no light, no view, and a ridiculous layout.
What's wrong with this unit? Can anybody tell why the asking price below market value? Many thanks, C
Apparently streeteasy put this building in TriBeCa, and I have noticed some real estate agent put up ps 236 as school district of this building. We made the same mistake, moved in expecting to go to TriBeCa school. It turns out in 2011 due to the over capacity of TriBeCa school district, this building was reasoned to Chinatown, which is more appropriate given the tenants and location. And as for the nuns, they run funnural services and burn incense every day. It is very irritating to eyes and we have to put up a wet towel to cover up the gap between door and floor to keep the smell out.
I wouldn't call it TriBeCa, as it's on the east side of Broadway, and historically the area was bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Chambers streets. At one point, "TriBeCa" was the cool place to be if you couldn't get into SoHo, but that was long ago supplanted by Park Slope, Williamsburg, Harlem, etc. Perhaps with the draw of Nuns (!), Chinatown will be the new "It" place.
The building is in Chinatown, next to a police detention facility. The school district is Chinatown. With a name like that, just because it has a Broadway address, does not make it Tribeca.
The majority of people living here are Chinese, and most of them don't even speak English. There is even a Chinese temple with Nuns in the building.
What a HORRIFIC situation. Hopefully, you are a renter, can withhold rent, and ultimately can get out of that hell hole! What you are describing is housing at its most terrible and illegal.
Is this really in Tribeca?
The building is excellent. Very clean and well maintained with pre-war charm throughout.
Does anyone know anything about this building? I would like to recommend to a friend but would like to here some feedback first.
lightbulbs and headlight-diving. Very illuminating.
but as you have stated before: not every person "who does business with (that guy), with all the information already publicly available via previously filed litigations ..."
In the case of there being no previously filed litigation, due to the circumstances I described in my comment:
A person(s) is then caught in the web of deceit and must either fight (or not having the resources/time/ money /willing to engage in the good fight) , must cut and run.
The ( board/Sponsor) will engage an owner/resident, by way of a systematic attack and they will burden the courts with it. There is no other way for the innocent to escape, except to either fight or run.
If the victim runs, there is no justice in case-law to prevent the same, from victimizing those who can't/won't fight and the circle remains unbroken. Not everybody is careless under those circumstances.
A renter can pack-up and get out of there. An owner is not in the same position.
The court doesn't care about what comments are posted here. Each victim is on their own, with the onus of providing evidence to the court. That fight is expensive and very few are willing to break that circle which burdens the court system.
@Edwinnyc - Filing one more complaint against that guy wouldn't have done anything; anyone who does business with him with all the information that is already publicly available via previously filed litigations deserves whatever they get, and yes, that includes me. We all know to wear our seatbelts, but sometimes we don't, and if we sustain an injury that could have been avoided through basic care, my personal feeling is that it is best not to burden the courts with it. Were I not an attorney, I might be a more sympathetic "victim," but given my background, I am not a victim, but rather an individual who was careless.
Even nicer for the very few who are willing to take the time, effort and spend tens/hundreds of thousands of their own dollars to put relevant information out there by way of actually taking legal action and/or responding to unlawful actions.
The sponsor is on the board and the board is controlled by the sponsor.
Talk is cheap. Defending your rights in court is expensive and although it usually doesn't result in being compensated for legal fees in return nor any personal enrichment, it does result in changing the course of the unlawful procedures/ status quo, for the benefit of the shareholders/owners/residents who still are involved in the building after you have moved on.
@fc - hmm, I see your point. But, on other notes, I cringe for each broker posting trying to rehabilitate a certain building on east 51st street. The post that most recently claims the sponsor (Sponsor) lives in the building is partially correct, or at least was when I rented there in 2011 - he was there enough to terrify the staff, but, as far as his legally residing there? Well, let's just say I have a copy of a deposition from one of the many litigations in which he was involved last time I checked (in 2012) wherein he is quite squirrelly about his legal residence. In that deposition he claims to live in Florida, and when pressed, he starts saying something about New York State and his intention to spend at least 180 days in Florida in 2012, as he "possibly" did in 2011, before his attorney interrupts and the parties go off the record. Does not take a genius to figure out whether someone is trying to avoid New York taxes. I thought you might appreciate that tidbit. The fact that the brokers are trying so hard to sell the building makes me think that the market may have finally caught up with the guy. In any event, I can sleep at night knowing that I have put relevant information out there for anyone who comes to Streeteasy looking for information on the building. If others who have positive experiences with the building want to post, good for them; I am happy for anyone who has had a positive experience there or anywhere else.
Kalahari and Adeline on 116th str is much better location for the same money
Planning to buy a 2 BR condo in 5th On The Park. Any inputs? Thanks
The penthouse was recently sold to a investor and tried to rent it out. Meanwhile it was already overpriced and they tried to get $15,000 per month for it- As you can see it keep coming and going of the rental market. Not A Good Investment!
"@jonathano look at the penthouse apartment- im not sure about any other 4 br in this building beside the penthouse but its priced at $5,950,000"
The PPSF of the Penthouse is TOTALLY out of whack with the PPSF of any other units - including ones on the same floor or just below. Yet the finishes are EXACTLY the same. It would be cheaper to buy two or three units and combine them then to get the penthouse - and a few units have terraces as big or bigger than the Penthouse and are on as-high floors.
"I'd be curious to know what kind of discount a cash offer gets in the building for a 2 or 3 BR. anyone know from experience? thanks much"
Very little discount. 15K, a 2 bedroom (with a very wishful suare footage) just sold for almost $900,000.
Maybe the hot FDB real estate market is spreading east.
Were you able to get any info on the planned capital improvements? I'd be interested to find out what they are too. Thanks!
Anyone have any insight on the planned capital improvements at Hudson View Gardens? They seem pretty substantial so wondering what the impact would be in terms of assessments or maintenance increases.
Troll, that isn't really steveF talking. It's the cinnabar emanating up from the land under and around his LIC condo.
steveF is a hatter, not a hater.
And that has nothing to do with you.
gothamsboro...huh? No not me the seller the broker owes it to his/her buyer to show them every apt available.
excellent DanDigs. Unfortunately you are the exception. I salute your efforts and wish you all the best on your business model.
@SteveF. I don't hide FSBOs from my clients b/c, like KeithB said, every buyer has the same alerts sending listings to their inbox, so they're going to see them. I have also sent clients to FSBOs in the past b/c it made sense for my client (and am actually sending one this weekend). It's about taking the long view with a client relationship, and because my business model allows me the flexibility to take a lower commission than conventional brokers, owners have generally been willing to work with me.
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Hi , I have been trying relentlessly to get my listing on Streeteasy, it still keeps saying inactive and no way to activate it. Can someone please let me know what to do to have it go LIVE right away? THanks
Is this structure necessarily a "net listing"? Based on a quick Google search, a net listing is defined as "An arrangement in which a property owner pays the listing real estate agent all purchase price proceeds over and above a minimum figure required by the owner. " The structure above would not pay all proceeds above a minimum amount, but rather a higher fee (as a percentage) which ratchets up at various pre-specified thresholds. I'm not a lawyer so I could be mistaken in my interpretation.
NYCNovice, I'm fine with it. It's meant to protect the unsavvy consumer, who may not be aware of the true value of their property, against predatory agents
Thank you fore reply JMHunt. Sheer curiosity: As an agent, how do you feel about its being illegal?
@NYCNovice: Illegal under under Department of State Licensing Law. It's called a Net Listing and it's illegal.
Illegal under what statute? I don't know anything about this area of law and only vaguely recall Justice Department's attempt to challenge anticompetitive practices in real estate. Were I an agent, I would be very frustrated if I could not negotiate whatever fee structure the market would bear.
Hi - I need to get out of my apartment with 6 months left on the lease. The building said if I find someone to take over the lease then I won't be penalized. I've been posting ads on craigslist with no success. Funny thing is the building's leasing office is telling me they can rent it out in a heartbeat, but they won't help me search for a renter. Which is odd. Anyone know why they can get rid of the apartment so easy but I cannot? I must be doing something wrong. I'm thinking of standing in the lobby during their open house this weekend and advertising my own apartment since renters will actually save on the amenities fee, since I've already paid it in full. The building has a 24 hr doorman, outdoor pool and hot tub, gym, golf simulator, kids room, billiards, in unit washer and dryer. You'd think it would be pretty easy to move it.
It also has a great view of NYC. It's in Weehawken/West New York.
Any ideas on what I should do?
7 of the 8 treadmill machines at the "fitness center" from the 90W building are broken. I would add a picture but street easy does not support that.
Also, the "roof deck" has been under renovation for over a year, and no one is currently working on it.
Something you should know before renting here.
A broker showed me a few rental places today, one of which I really liked.
I started searching for some pictures online to send to my husband, when I found that other brokers were quoting a different rent for the exact same apartment (about $100 cheaper). Also, one broker is not charging a fee.
What is the etiquette here? The broker I went around with today was nice enough, but I don't want to feel like I'm being taken advantage of. Is it possible that some brokers absorb the fee paid by tenants? The original deal I got was 1/2 month's rent (the building pays the other half).
Would love to hear your thoughts.