540 East 5 Street,Manhattan, NY 10009

22 Units

Built in 1929

6 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
73 complaints
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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 33 violations which is 1.5 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
3Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
17Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
13Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Mar 15, 2023(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd's website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Feb 15, 2022(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Apr 01, 2021(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out

Property Owners and Associates

536 E 5th St Equities
Corporate Owner
2.9(36)

8 Properties

132 Units

Andrew Marin
Site Manager, Shareholder, Head Officer
2.9(36)

8 Properties

132 Units

Universal Managers
Agent
2.9(14)

1 Property

22 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

Works for me!
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and good area (c) openigloo with...
Cons:
Heating is all over the (c) openigloo place — h...
540 East 5th review
Former Tenant
Pros:
The space you get in (c) openigloo the living s...
Cons:
The trash could be managed (c) openigloo better...
Advice to owner:
Cleaner common areas
fairly spacious & grunge ev apt
Former Tenant
Pros:
Fun black & white tiled (c) openigloo bathrooms...
Cons:
No big gripes. It’s definitely (c) openigloo a ...
Advice to owner:
Make sure the stairs to the outside are evenly ...
ever heard of roaches
Former Tenant
Pros:
lots of young people
Cons:
we had a horrible roach (c) openigloo infestati...
Advice to owner:
respond to your tenants
Dirty building on nice and quiet street
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location near Tompkins sq park (c) openigloo wa...
Cons:
Dishwasher had mold on it (c) openigloo from da...
Meh It Was OK
Former Tenant
Pros:
Back apartments are quiet
Cons:
Pest problems (mice and cockroaches) Security (...
Advice to owner:
Be more proactive
540 E 5th street
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, right by Tompkins (c) openigloo...
Cons:
Far from trains, had cockroaches (c) openigloo ...
Advice to owner:
Manage pest control better
Don’t live here
Former Tenant
Pros:
I guess the location was (c) openigloo okay??
Cons:
Super is terrible and gaslights (c) openigloo t...
Cockroaches!
Former Tenant
Pros:
not much honestly
Cons:
While other units in the (c) openigloo apartmen...
Advice to owner:
Deal with the roach problem!
Could be worse
Former Tenant
Pros:
Definitely nice space, most of (c) openigloo th...
Cons:
The biggest issue was the (c) openigloo lack of...
Advice to owner:
When we moved in, the place was disgusting. Any...
Was NOT great…
Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location Cheapish rent $1450-$1500 (c) op...
Cons:
I heard a neighbor had (c) openigloo a bed bug ...
Advice to owner:
Get more help! This building is old and needs s...
Decent location, pests
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, decent appliances including dishwasher
Cons:
Mice, management company (stopped responding (c...
Advice to owner:
Don’t steal security deposit money
They stole our security deposit
Former Tenant
Pros:
Cheap, nice exposed brick inside, (c) openigloo...
Cons:
Super destroyed (literally, and then (c) openig...
Advice to owner:
Don't steal money from your tenants.
Disgusting rathole closet they label as an apartment. You can find better.
Former Tenant
Pros:
There are walls, a roof (c) openigloo and floor...
Cons:
Everything. The property owner took (c) openigl...
Advice to owner:
Turn yourself into the police