257 Water Street,Manhattan, NY 10038

20 Units

Built in 1900

6 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
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Open 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 a total of 40 violations which is 2 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 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
15Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
9Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Jan 26, 2022Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
Jan 26, 2022Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Sep 24, 2018Section 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
Jun 27, 2017Section 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
Jun 27, 2017Section 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
Jun 27, 2017Section 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
Jun 27, 2017Section 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
Jun 27, 2017Section 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

Property Owners and Associates

Adam Lichtenstein
Head Officer
3.4(8)

1 Property

20 Units

Choice New York Management
Agent
3.5(60)

43 Properties

1633 Units

Ilana Sherizen
Site Manager
3.4(8)

1 Property

20 Units

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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 security deposits back
It HAS NOT been reported if this building accepts electronic rent payments.

Reviews

It gets the job done
Former Tenant
Pros:
Big apartment, elevator, washer and (c) openigl...
Cons:
Cold in the whole building, (c) openigloo no ro...
Great building poor management
Former Tenant
Pros:
Size of rooms and location
Cons:
Ownership was unresponsive and purposefully (c)...
Advice to owner:
Listen to your tenants and respond quicker
Great apartment, recommend
Former Tenant
Pros:
Lived there for 1 year, (c) openigloo no issues
Cons:
Older management had slow response (c) openiglo...
Gets the job done!
Former Tenant
Pros:
A decent and nice place (c) openigloo to live, ...
Cons:
It's an old building, so (c) openigloo heating ...
Advice to owner:
Bring a space heater/AC unit if you can.
Solid normal building
Former Tenant
Pros:
The utility companies couldnt find (c) openiglo...
Cons:
Smelly hallway and elevator
Horrible, Stay away from living there!
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location and views
Cons:
Mice infested, smell and management, (c) openig...
Advice to owner:
Needs guy renovation and proper pest control
You get what you pay for
Former Tenant
Pros:
Cheap, great for college students (c) openigloo...
Cons:
Garbage was out of control, (c) openigloo manag...
Advice to owner:
I don’t even know where to start here
Nice Location w/ Elevator
Former Tenant
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Location is good and building (c) openigloo is ...
Cons:
Management is a headache to (c) openigloo deal ...