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257 Water Street, Manhattan, NY 10038

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20 Units

Built in 1900

6 Floors

1 year bedbug history: no
Litigation history: no
Evictions: 0
Rent stabilized units: no

Violations

A violation is issued to a building when a city inspector from NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development validates and confirms a complaint made to 311. The violations listed below are open violations that have yet to be addressed or have not been confirmed as resolved by the city.
This building has 1.8 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
16Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
14Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
6Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-01-26Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall stairs, 6th story, section ''b'', at eastNov sent out
2022-01-26Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall stairs at east , 6th storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall stairs, 6th storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing hook and hasp at vestibule door at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls at public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing door stoppers at all fire doors at public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
2018-09-24Section 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-06-27Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-06-27Section 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-06-27Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-06-27Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-06-27Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Property Owners and Associates
Adam Lichtenstein
Head Officer
3(5)

1 Property

20 Units

Litigation history: no
Evictions: 0
Choice New York Management
Agent
3.4(45)

43 Properties

1633 Units

Ilana Sherizen
Site Manager
3(5)

1 Property

20 Units

Litigation history: no
Evictions: 0

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Renter Recommendations

60 % of renters recommend this building

60 % of renters approve of this owner

Rents and Deposits

95% of renters received their safety deposits back
NO reported rent-stabilized units in this building

Reviews

Gets the job done!

Former Tenant
Pros:
A decent and nice place to live, especially as ...
Cons:
It's an old building, so heating and cooling ar...
Advice to owner:
Bring a space heater/AC unit if you can.
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Solid normal building

Former Tenant
Pros:
The utility companies couldnt find our apartmen...
Cons:
Smelly hallway and elevator
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Horrible, Stay away from living there!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location and views
Cons:
Mice infested, smell and management, total cond...
Advice to owner:
Needs guy renovation and proper pest control
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You get what you pay for

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cheap, great for college students or young prof...
Cons:
Garbage was out of control, management had it l...
Advice to owner:
I don’t even know where to start here
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Nice Location w/ Elevator

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is good and building is a good size
Cons:
Management is a headache to deal with and commo...
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