138 Orchard Street,
Manhattan, NY 10002

16 Units

Built in 1900

5 Floors

Rent Stabilized Units: Yes
Good Cause Evictions: Yes
Evictions: 0
Litigation History: No
1 Year Bedbug History: No
Pet Friendly: Unknown
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In the past three years, this building had:
36 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.
Duration in the past 10 years.
Data last updated 12 days ago.
BUILDING AVERAGE:
0.12 violation per unit
NEW YORK CITY AVERAGE:
0.81 violation per unit
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Non-hazardous
0
class A
i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building, unlawful keeping of animals
MOST RECENT:
No violation found...
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Hazardous
1
class B
i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting, no lighting for stairways
MOST RECENT:
Jun 24, 2021: section 27-2005 adm code provide metal pans under 15th and 16th treads from bottom up leading to bulkhead at public hall, 5th story
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Immediately hazardous
1
class C
i.e. rodents, pest, mold, inadequate heat or hot water, defective building parts
MOST RECENT:
Jan 19, 2024: § 27-2029 adm code provide an adequate supply of heat for the apartment in the entire apartment located at apt 11, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at west
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Missing information/filings
0
class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
MOST RECENT:
No violation found...
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Property Owners and Associates
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Lower East Side Mgmt Corp
3.1(94)
Head Officer
51 Properties680 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 18
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Irwin Mandel
2.5(13)
Officer
2 Properties36 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 0
B
Brownstone Professional Services Corp
3.1(103)
Agent
60 Properties818 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 18
B
Barry Mandel
2.8(8)
Head Officer
2 Properties24 Units
Litigation History: No
Evictions: 0
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-- of renters received their security deposits back
It HAS NOT been reported if this building accepts electronic rent payments.

Reviews (7)

3 months ago
Friendly Management Tour
Former Tenant
Pros:
The person that gave us the tour was very thorough and did a great job.
Cons:
Clarity on issues with building
Advice to owner:
Why do people move out
Over 1 year ago
Had to Move Out Due to Bed Bugs
Former Tenant
Pros:
Heat was consistent, great location
Cons:
Had to move out due to bed bugs, the property management did not cover any of the costs to treat our clothes, and I had to throw away my bed. They also altered the documents we had signed stating that the building had not had bed bug issues.
Advice to owner:
I hope this issue is resolved by now.
Over 1 year ago
Overpriced and not well kept
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, that’s it
Cons:
Not clean, poor pest management
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive
Over 2 years ago
Terrible building and management
Former Tenant
Pros:
I had reduced rent during pandemic.
Cons:
Worst building I’ve ever lived in and worst management company I’ve ever dealt with (Misrahi). Heat went off completely three times this past winter, during a weekend so it wasn’t fixed for over 24 hours each time. Issues with pipes, appliances, hot water, cockroaches. They leave the trash open in the lobby. The realty company actually lied to me during my move-out process and then gave me attitude when I caught them in a lie. While they thought I was on vacation, an agent tried to show my apartment without telling me ahead of time. The radiators are crazy loud, the underage girls who live under me are constantly having loud, drunken parties that I’ve reported multiple times, and they leave the front door unlocked all the time.
Advice to owner:
Get it together.
Over 2 years ago
If the deal looks too good to be true, probs is
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is great, vibrant neighborhood close to restaurants and shops. Very walkable.
Cons:
Bed bug infestation in the walls. Management tries to take care of individual incidents but not attack the problem that it’s the whole building. Tip is look how the public spaces are managed, that’s what you’ll expect to get inside. Walls are a little thin and water pressure is just okay. While it looks to be a great deal, it’ll probably be a bigger hassle to live here than to find somewhere slightly more expensive
Advice to owner:
Take advice from tenants and take care of things like cracks, holes, etc. before they cause larger issues.
Over 2 years ago
Bed Bugs even when they say there’s no Bed Bugs
Former Tenant
Pros:
It’s Orchard Street for God’s sake. I had nice neighbors.
Cons:
I had to terminate my lease two months in bc of a systemic bed bug infestation in my unit that persisted for years before I moved in. They showed up about a month into my stay. I learned through some sleuthing that I wasn’t the first to have to leave the unit for this reason. I was gaslit by management over and over again about the seriousness of the issue and how to deal with the bugs. During a pandemic. Management disclosed (by law) that there had been an infestation in the last 12 months when I moved in but when I asked them if the last tenants left bc of the bed bugs they lied and said no, promised the issue had been eradicated. Obviously, it was not. Also the heat went out twice in the two months I lived there, once during a blizzard, for about a day at a time. I killed seven mice one night? Knicked an entire family living behind the oven. Poor bastards.
Advice to owner:
Stop renting your units until you deal with the underlying bed bug issue in the whole building. Knowingly renting unsafe apartments to tenants is unlawful and predatory.
Over 2 years ago
It was alright
Former Tenant
Pros:
We mostly chose this building for its location, super ideal. The neighbors are nice, even though we don’t encounter them often. Access to rooftop (with discretion) came in handy during nice days.
Cons:
Hard to contact super and get things fixed immediately, cleanliness issues, uncontrollable cockroaches (even on the top floor), untreated bed bugs in the building as a whole.
Advice to owner:
Get in closer contact with the tenants, as well as implementing pest management.
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